IMO 2008 IS Code on Intact Stability 2009 Edition IB874E
The International Code on Intact Stability, 2008 (2008 IS Code), presents mandatory (Part A) and recommendatory (Part B) stability criteria and other measures for ensuring the safe operation of ships, to minimize the risk to such ships, to the personnel on board and to the environment.
The 2008 IS Code features a full update of the previous IS Code. Presents criteria based on the best state-of-the-art concepts available at the time they were developed, taking into account sound design and engineering principles and experience gained from operating ships.
This publication also presents Explanatory Notes to the 2008 IS Code, intended to provide Administrations and the shipping industry with specific guidance to assist in the uniform interpretation and application of the intact stability requirements of the 2008 IS Code.