International treaties such as the International Convention for Safe Shipping (SOLAS) have been in force for decades for commercial shipping, including cargo ships and ocean liners. SOLAS contains a number of rules applicable to all ships, such as. B Chapter V of SOLAS on maritime safety. However, many other SOLAS rules provide for an exception for fishing vessels. Stabilizers don`t necessarily provide additional stability — they only slow down the movement of the vessel. The Cape Town Agreement lays down binding international requirements for the stability, construction and seaworthiness of fishing vessels with a length of 24 metres or more, as well as requirements for life-saving equipment, communication equipment and fire protection. The numbering system applies to ships with a gross tonnage greater than 100 and is mandatory for passenger ships with a gross tonnage greater than or greater than 100, as well as for all cargo ships with a gross tonnage greater than or greater than 300. . .