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    Category: Ship Stability
    marinetales May 9, 2021
    When an unstable vessel heels over towards a progressively increasing angle of heel, at a certain angle of heel, the centre of buoyancy (B) may fall vertically below the centre of gravity (G). When this occurs, the vessel goes to neutral equilibrium, and the angle of heel at which it happens is called angle of loll. Although a vessel at angle of loll does display features of stable equilibrium, this is a dangerous situation and rapid remedial action is required to prevent the vessel from capsizing. Angle off loll is often caused by the influence of a large free surface (more)
    Category: Ship Stability
    marinetales August 28, 2020
    Apparent trim is the value of the trim obtained after subtracting the VISUAL aft draft from the VISUAL forward draft. True trim is the value of the trim obtained after subtracting the CORRECTED AFT draft from the CORRECTED forward draft. The CORRECTED DRAFTS are the drafts at perpendiculars.