What is the purpose of Load line Convention ? |

What is the purpose of Load line Convention ?

Limitation of draught to which a ship may load contributes to her “Safety” significantly.

  • Limit in the freeboard of the ship
  • External weather tight and water integrity design of the ship
  • Principal of reserve buoyancy
  • Adequate stability for the vessel
  • Avoidance of excessive stress on the ship hull
  • Potential hazards present in different zones and seasons.

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Contents of the Load line Convention

  • There are 3 Annexes in LL Convention 1966
  • Annex 1- divided into 4 parts
  • Chapter I- General
  • Chapter II- conditions of assignment of freeboard
  • Chapter III- Freeboards
  • Chapter IV- Special requirements for assigned  timber freeboards

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