A year on from the Gulf Livestock 1 capsize (2 September 2020) and we still have no answers on what happened. Thankfully, we at least have the concentrated inspection campaign on ship stability which started in many ports around the world this month.
The purpose of the campaign on ship’s stability in general is:
- to confirm that the ship’s crew are familiar with assessing the actual stability condition on completion of cargo operations before departure of the ship and on all stages of the voyage;
- to create awareness among the ship’s crew and owners about the importance of calculating the actual stability condition of the ship on completion of cargo operations and before departure of the ship;
- to verify that the ship complies with intact stability requirements (and damage stability requirements, if applicable) under the relevant IMO instruments.