The main purpose of this document is to stipulate appropriate action in the case of the hull damage. It should contain the following parts:
1. General Part.
2. Damage Control Plan (in form of a booklet).
3. Damage Survivability Information containing an analysis of different damage scenarios for standard loading conditions.
4. General Instructions for Controlling the Effects of Damage.
5. Associated Documentations (standard plans, diagrams etc).
Further reading: ” Ship Stability in Practice ”