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LoadLine and Draft Marks

Loadlines are one of the earliest safety features introduced in shipping, At the time of introduction, ships were suffering heavy losses because of overloading. Lord Plimsoll, a member of the parliament, fought for introduction of Loadlines and hence the term “plimsoll disc”. The safety of

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Sub division & Loadlines

Aim: Sub division aims at finding the number of bulkheads required, and where they should be placed. Sub division of passenger ships into watertight compartments must be such that after assumed damage to the ship’s hull the vessel will remain afloat in a stable position.