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NSCV Sub-section C6C— Stability tests and stability information

The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Sub-section C6C provides the requirements for stability tests and stability information.

Full title 

NSCV Part C: Design and construction

Section C6: Stability 

Sub-section C6C: Stability tests and stability information 

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NSCV Sub-section C6C: Stability tests and stability information – 1 April 2022 (PDF 4.84 MB) 

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The National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Sub-section C6C specifies the requirements for: 

a) stability tests conducted for the purpose of establishing and verifying a vessel’s stability characteristics; and  

b) stability information provided for the use of persons who have a responsibility for the safety of the vessel. 

This Sub-section shall be read in conjunction with: 

  • NSCV Sub-section C6A—Intact Stability Requirements, and 
  • NSCV Sub-section C6B—Buoyancy and Stability After Flooding.  

This Sub-section should also be read in conjunction with Marine Order 504 (Certificates of operation and operation requirements — national law). 

This Sub-section 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 5.4.6.3 Simplified stability documentation, b) 

The list of changes are available via the following link: NSCV Omnibus amendments instrument No1 2021 (PDF 518.45 KB).
 

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Last updated: 

Friday 1 April 2022