In a vessel of 8800 tonnes displacement and KG 6.2m, 200 tonnes of cargo was loaded in the lower hold 1.7m above the keel. Find the final KG.
Weight = 8800t,
Original KG =6.2m,
Cargo loaded = 200t,
KG = 1.7m
|(+) 200 load||1.7m||Final VM 54900 tm|
Final W – 9000 t Final VM 54900 tm
So, we can calculate
Final KG = (Final VM/ Final W)
Final KG = (54900 / 9000)
Here ‘VM’ stands for vertical moments.