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1. Inclination of the vessel to port side or starboard side. (IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrase) 2. The amount of vessel tilt or heel (measured in degrees) from the vertical upright position. A list can be caused by improper stowage or shifting of cargo or fuel to one side of the vessel, or a flooded tank or hold. It is different than the normal rolling that a vessel experiences as it rides over the waves in the ocean. See Vessel Stability.