July 2012:

Ro/Ro Passenger Vessel - Ta' Pinu

Following successful installation of a new movable car deck, which significantly increased the vessel's car carrying capacity, MICS was contracted to design, execute and report an Inclining Experiment on the vessel. The inclining experiment was supervised and approved by the Norwegian classification society Det Norske Veritas.

An inclining experiment is a test performed on a ship to determine its stability, lightship weight and the coordinates of its centre of gravity. Inclining test procedures are specified by the International Maritime Organization and other international associations. Based on the data obtained a new Intact Stability Manual was developed.  The tests were designed, conducted and reported by MICS Naval Architect, Ing. Daniele Tagliarini and Principal Consultant, Ing. Paul D. Cardona.