On September 12, 2018, TRB released a letter report that reviews regulations and policy documents that establish vessel stability requirements for U.S. Flag vessels. The review, conducted at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards, considers options to make and keep stability requirements current, align them better with international standards, and improve their consistency, clarity, and usability. In addition to identifying a series of promising options for these purposes, the report makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on coordinating with industry advisory groups and collecting, managing, and analyzing data to inform regulatory decisions.
Table of Contents
|1. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW||1-10|
|2. VESSEL STABILITY AND USCG-ISSUED STABILITY REGULATIONS||11-30|
|3. OPTIONS FOR UPDATING U.S. STABILITY REGULATIONS||31-47|
|4. SMALL PASSENGER VESSEL LIGHTSHIP VERIFICATION||48-54|
|5. OTHER STABILITY STANDARDS, CASUALTY DATA, AND STABILITY GUIDANCE||55-71|
|APPENDIX A COMMITTEE TO REVISE AND UPDATE U.S. COAST GUARD SHIP STABILITY REGULATIONS||72-77|
|APPENDIX B U.S.-INSPECTED FLEET VESSEL DATA||78-80|
|APPENDIX C IMO STABILITY-RELATED REGULATIONS||81-83|
|APPENDIX D CONTENT AND ORGANIZATION ISSUES WITH SUBCHAPTER S||84-94|
|APPENDIX E INSIGHT INTO THE REGULATORY UPDATE PROCESS: EXAMPLES OF THREE PAST MAJOR UPDATES OF SUBCHAPTER S||95-99|
|APPENDIX F OUTLINE OF POTENTIAL SUBCHAPTER S REORGANIZATION||100-104|
|APPENDIX G SPECIFIC OPTIONS FOR AN UPDATE OF SUBCHAPTER S BY INDICATED PART||105-127|
|APPENDIX H WEIGHT GROWTH IN PASSENGER VESSELS||128-143|
|APPENDIX I OTHER AVAILABLE STANDARDS||144-154|
|APPENDIX J DEVELOPMENT OF DYNAMIC-MOTIONS-BASED STABILITY ANALYSIS||155-158|
|APPENDIX K ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF REVIEWERS||159-160|
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