Angle of list

The angle of list is the degree to which a vessel heels (leans, or tilts) to either port or starboard. A listing vessel is stable and at equilibrium, but the distribution of weight aboard causes it to heel to one side or the other. List refers to a ship leaning to one side under stable conditions, often caused by uneven loading or flooding. By contrast “roll” refers to the dynamic movement from side to side caused by waves.