What are types of Loadline on ships and its details?

The rules in this chapter apply to all ships above 24 m in length, except for ships of war, pleasure yachts not engaged in trade and fishing vessels. The requirements are in compliance with the Protocol of 1988  relating  to the International Convention on Load Lines 1966 (ICLL).

A load line, also called Plimsoll mark, is a marking indicating the extent to which the weight of a load may safely submerge a ship, by way of a waterline limit.

It is positioned amidships on both sides of a vessel’s hull and indicates the draft of the ship and the legal limit to which a ship may be loaded for specific geographical areas and seasons of the year.


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