Statutory guidance

Approval of stability information (MSIS 9)

The requirement for stability approval by the Secretary of State is contained in various SIs and M notices, depending on ship type and size.

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The main requirements are as follows:

  • merchant shipping (load line) regulations 1998, reg 32(5)* for cargo ships;
  • merchant shipping (passenger ship construction: construction of ships of classes I, II and II(A)) regulations 1998, reg 38; and
  • merchant shipping (passenger ship construction: construction of ships of classes III to VI(A)) regulations 1998, Reg 31.
  • the merchant shipping (passenger ships on domestic voyages) regulations 2000.
  • the merchant shipping (ro-ro passenger ships) (stability) regulations 2004
  • MSN 1823 - safety code for passenger ships operating solely in UK categorised waters
  • the merchant shipping (vessels in commercial use for sport or pleasure) regulations 1998.
  • MGN 280
  • the fishing vessels (safety of 15-24 metre vessels) regulations 2002
  • the fishing vessels (safety provisions) rules 1975.