Preface.- 1 Stability Criteria.- Review of Available Methods for Application to Second Level Vulnerability Criteria, by Christopher C. Bassler, Vadim Belenky, Gabriele Bulian, Alberto Francescutto, Kostas Spyrou and Naoya Umeda.- A Basis for Developing a Rational Alternative to the Weather Criterion: Problems and Capabilities , by K. J. Spyrou.- Conceptualising Risk, by Andrzej Jasionowski and Dracos Vassalos.- Evaluation of the Weather Criterion by Experiments and its Effect to the Design of a Ro-Pax Ferry, by Shigesuke Ishida, Harukuni Taguchi and Hiroshi Sawada.- Evolution of Analysis and Standardization of Ship Stability: Problems and Perspectives, by Yury Nechaev.- SOLAS 2009 – Raising the Alarm, by Dracos Vassalos and A. Jasionowski.- 2 Stability of the Intact Ship.- Effect of Initial Bias on the Roll Response and Stability of Ships in Beam Seas, by A. Y. Odabasi and E. Ucer.- Historical Roots of the Theory of Hydrostatic Stability of Ships, by Horst Nowacki and Larrie D. Ferreiro.- The Effect of Coupled Heave/Heave Velocity or Sway/Sway Velocity Initial Conditions on Capsizing Modelling, by Leigh S. McCue and Armin W. Troesch.- The Use of Energy Build Up to Identify the Most Critical Heeling Axis Direction for Stability Calculations for Floating Offshore Structures, by Joost van Santen.- Some Remarks on Theoretical Modelling of Intact Stability, by N. Umeda, Y. Ohkura, S. Urano, M. Hori and H. Hashimoto.- 3 Parametric Rolling.- An Investigation of Head-Sea Parametric Rolling for Two Fishing Vessels, by Marcelo A. S. Neves, Nelson A Pérez, Osvaldo M Lorca and Claudio A Rodriguez.- Simple Analytical Criteria for Parametric Rolling, by K.J. Spyrou.- Experimental Study on Parametric Roll of a Post-Panamax Containership in Short-Crested Irregular Waves, by Hirotada Hashimoto, Naoya Umeda and Akihiko Matsuda.- Model Experiment on Parametric Rolling of a Post-Panamax Containership in Head Waves, by Harukuni Taguchi, Shigesuke Ishida, Hiroshi Sawada and Makiko Minami.- Numerical Procedures and Practical Experience of Assessment of Parametric Roll of Container Carriers, by Vadim Belenky, Han-Chang Yu and Kenneth Weems.- Parametric Roll and Ship Design, by Marc Levadou and Riaan van ’t Veer.- Parametric Roll Resonance of a Large Passenger Ship in Dead Ship Condition in All Heading Angles, by Abdul Munif, Yoshiho Ikeda, Tomo Fujiwara and Toru Katayama.- Parametric Rolling of Ships – Then and Now, by J. Randolph Paulling.- 4 Broaching-to.- Parallels of Yaw and Roll Dynamics of Ships in Astern Seas and the Effect of Nonlinear Surging, by K.J. Spyrou.- Model Experiment on Heel-Induced Hydrodynamic Forces in Waves for Realising Quantitative Prediction of Broaching, by H. Hashimoto, N. Umeda and A. Matsuda.- Perceptions of Broaching-to: Discovering the Past, by K.J. Spyrou.- 5 Nonlinear Dynamics and Ship Capsizing.- Use of Lyapunov Exponents to Predict Chaotic Vessel Motions, by Leigh S. McCue and Armin W. Troesch.- Applications of Finite-Time Lyapunov Exponents to the Study of Capsize in Beam Seas, by Leigh S. McCue.- Nonlinear Dynamics on Parametric Rolling of Ships in Head Seas, by Marcelo A. S. Neves, Jerver E. M. Vivanco and Claudio A. Rodríguez.- 6 Roll Damping.- A Simple Prediction Formula of Roll Damping of Conventional Cargo Ships on the Basis of Ikeda’s Method and Its Limitation, by Yuki Kawahara, Kazuya Maekawa and Yoshiho Ikeda.- A Study on the Characteristics of Roll Damping of Multi-hull Vessels, by Toru Katayama, Masanori Kotaki and Yoshiho Ikeda.- 7 Probabilistic Assessment of Ship Capsize.- Capsize Probability Analysis for a Small Container Vessel, by E.F.G. van Daalen, H. Boonstra and J.J. Blok.- Efficient Probabilistic Assessment of Intact Stability, by N. Themelis and K.J. Spyrou.- Probability of Capsizing in Beam Seas with Piecewise Linear Stochastic GZ Curve, by Vadim Belenky, Arthur M. Reed and Kenneth M. Weems.- Probabilistic Analysis of Roll Parametric Resonance in Head Seas, by Vadim L. Belenky, Kenneth M. Weems, Woei-Min Lin and J.Randolf Paulling.- 8 Environmental Modeling.- Sea Spectra Revisited, by Maciej Pawłowski.- On Self-Repeating Effect in Reconstruction of Irregular Waves, by Vadim Belenky.- New Approach To Wave Weather Scenarios Modeling, by Alexander B.Degtyarev.- 9 Damaged Ship Stability.- Effect of Decks on Survivability of Ro–Ro Vessels, by Maciej Pawłowski.- Experimental and Numerical Studies on Roll Motion of a Damaged Large Passenger Ship in Intermediate Stages of Flooding, by Yoshiho Ikeda, Shigesuke Ishida, Toru Katayama and Yuji Takeuchi.- Exploring the Influence of Different Arrangements of Semi-Watertight Spaces on Survivability of a Damaged Large Passenger Ship, by Riaan van ‘t Veer, William Peters, Anna-Lea Rimpela and Jan Otto de Kat.- Time-Based Survival Criteria for Passenger Ro-Ro Vessels, by Andrzej Jasionowski, Dracos Vassalos and L. Guarin.- Pressure-Correction Method and Its Applications for Time-Domain Flooding Simulation, by Pekka Ruponen.- 10 CFD Applications to Ship Stability.- Applications of 3D Parallel SPH for Sloshing and Flooding, by Liang Shen and Dracos Vassalos.- Simulation of Wave Effect on Ship Hydrodynamics by RANSE, by Qiuxin Gao and Dracos Vassalos.- A Combined Experimental and SPH Approach to Sloshing and Ship Roll Motions, by Luis Pérez-Rojas, Gabriele Bulian, Elkin Botía-Vera, José Luis Cercos-Pita, Antonio Souto-Iglesias and Louis Delorme.- 11 Design for Safety.- Design for Safety with Minimum Life-Cycle Cost, by Romanas Puisa, Dracos Vassalos, Luis Guarin and G. Mermiris .- 12 Stability of Naval Vessels.- Stability Criteria Evaluation and Performance Based Criteria Development for Damaged Naval Vessels, by Andrew J. Peters and David Wing.- A Naval Perspective on Ship Stability, by Arthur M. Reed.- Accident Investigations.- New Insights on the Sinking of MV Estonia, by Andrzej Jasionowski and Dracos Vassalos.- Experimental Investigation on Capsizing and Sinking of a Cruising Yacht in Wind, by Naoya Umeda, Masatoshi Hori, Kazunori Aoki, Toru Katayama and Yoshiho Ikeda.- Author Index.