Fishing Vessel Stability: Operational Practices

Outlines the nine factors that affect the operational stability of small fishing vessels – proper loading, free surface effect, watertight integrity, icing, lifting loads, shifting loads, weight creep, hang ups, and heavy seas – and suggests procedures that can enhance stability as it is affected by each of these factors.

Produced by AMSEA in cooperation with Deborah Mercy of the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2006. 20 minutes.


Fishing Vessel Stability

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