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Transverse Stability

Basic Understanding In very broad terms, the ability of a vessel to maintain the true vertical can be termed as the measure of her Transverse Stability. Transverse Stability is the ability of the vessel to return to vertical when she has been heeled. The heeling

Angle Of Loll

When a ship with negative initial metacentric height is inclined to a small angle, the righting lever is negative, resulting in a capsizing moment. This effect is shown in Figure and it can be seen that the ship will tend to heel still further. At