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NSCV Sub-section C6B—Buoyancy and stability after flooding

The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Sub-section C6B provides the minimum requirements for the buoyancy and stability of vessels after flooding.

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NSCV Part C: Design and construction

Section C6: Stability 

Sub-section C6B: Buoyancy and stability after flooding 

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NSCV Sub-section C6B: Buoyancy and stability after flooding – 1 April 2022 

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The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) sub-section C6B specifies minimum requirements for the buoyancy and stability of vessels after flooding.  

This Subsection shall be read in conjunction with: 

  • Part B—General Requirements, 
  • Part C Section 2—Watertight and Weathertight Integrity, 
  • Part C Section 4—Fire Safety, 
  • Part C Subsection 6A—Intact Stability Criteria, and 
  • Part C Subsection 6C—Stability Tests and Stability Information. 

This Subsection applies to all vessels other than Special Vessels provided for in NSCV Part F of this standard, unless NSCV Part F specifies otherwise.  

Announcement 

This NSCV was updated as a result of the Omnibus amendments instrument No 1, 2021. (AMSA has made minor editorial amendments to six NSCVs to address minor issues in nature raised by industry).

 Summary of changes:

  1. In the note following clause 10.6.1.3 Quality of inflated materials

The list of changes are available via the following link: NSCV Omnibus amendments instrument No1 2021.

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Last updated: 

Friday 1 April 2022