New requirements for stability instruments on tankers

Statutory: New requirements for onboard stability instruments applicable to oil tankers, chemical tankers and gas carriers will be effective from 1st January 2016.

MARPOL Annex I Ch.4, the IBC/BCH Code and the IGC/GC Code have all been amended, requiring tankers to be fitted with a stability instrument capable of handling both intact and damage stability. The new requirement is retroactive and applies to both new and existing ships...Read the full article in the PDF: