Q.What is the meaning of "Inherent stability problem for the ship"?

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Q: "What is the meaning of 'Inherent stability problem for the ship'?"

A: Any factor or capacity which causes the vessel to be "out of trim", contributing to a sustained center-of-gravity displacement for the ideal/design (adversely affecting the righting-moment). These factors/capacities can include, but is not limited to:

- Fuel and Ballast tank sizes and internal distribution

- Superstructure, or load stowage, which is asymmetrical about the vessel centerline (e.g., too far outboard to port/starboard), or the vessel's beam (e.g., too far forward or aft)

- Vessel structure, or load stowage, which presents large sail area (impacting center-of-gravity and righting-moment)