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What is meaning of Timber Freeboard?

The timber freeboard, if applicable, will be found in the ship’s Load Line Certificate.

Timber load lines shall be as follows—

 The Summer Timber load line, which shall extend abaft the said vertical line and be marked LS;

The Winter Timber load line, which shall extend abaft the vertical line and be marked LW;

The Winter North Atlantic Timber load line, which shall extend abaft the vertical line and be marked LWNA;

The Tropical Timber load line, which shall extend abaft the vertical line and be marked LT;

What is your concern regarding voyage planning as chief officer ?

As a Chief officer, main concern on voyage planning are: –

– Waste management.

MARPOL Special areas.

– Load Line Zones.

– Cargo Care.

– Expected Navigation.

– Ice accretion / Winter precautions.

– Weather conditions.

– Ocean Currents.

– Safety of crew.

– Management of hours of work and rest period for crew.

– Congestion of traffic areas, for planning of extra manning level on Bridge as per company SMS.

– Maintenance as per PMS.

– Ballast water management as required.

– Stability of vessel throughout the voyage.

– Security of vessel in piracy prone areas.

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