This document was published on April 25, 2023, and is applicable to the following ship types:
Cargo ships with timber deck cargoes
Special purpose ships
Offshore supply vessels
Cargo ships carrying containers on deck
having length ≥ 24 m and keels laid on or after 5th December 2008.
Intact Stability IMO 2008 IS Code
This publication includes the full text of the IMO 2008 Intact Stability (IS) Code* which entered into force for applicable ships with keels laid on or after December 5, 2008**, and the associated Explanatory Notes***.
*See Resolution MSC.267(85), adopted on 4th December 2008
**See MSC.1/Circ.1292 “Early application of the international code on intact stability, 2008” concerning the date of entry into force encouraging member states to apply the Code from 5th December 2008.
***See MSC.1/Circ.1281 “Explanatory Notes to the International Code on Intact Stability, 2008.
In Issue 1, the original text of the Code was updated to show various subsequent amendments introduced by Resolutions MSC.319(89), MSC.389(95), MSC.413(97), and MSC.415(97).
Issue 2 now includes amendments introduced by MSC.1/Circ.1537 and the corrigenda included in MSC 85/Add.1/Corr.3/Rev.1. These text amendments are highlighted, and notes indicate their various dates of entry into force as appropriate.
The omission of the term (f/B) in the formula for ML in Part B paragraph 22.214.171.124 of Issue 1 has now been corrected.
Current intact stability-related UK SI's and guidance remain applicable to all vessels constructed before 5/12/2008 and any such vessels which undergo major conversion after 5/12/2008.