PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING A LOAD LINE ASSIGNMENT
This paper presents a step-by-step procedure which, when followed, should ensure a Load Line Assignment on or before the vessel is ready to go to work. The appendix contains an explanation of the different types of stability information requried by the United States Coast Guard and sample form letters used by the Coast Guard and ABS, which illustrate the various factors that affect load line assignment for different types of vessels. Also contined in the appendix for information purposes are samples of standard forms used by ABS, a list of countries which have authorized ABS to act on their behalf, a list of countries which are signatory to the 1966 Load Line Convention, an outline of the U.S. Coast Guard position with respect to Load Line Certification on Foreign Vessels, and, finally, Including Experimental Guidelines.
- Presented to the Gulf Central Section (SNAME), 27 July 1978.
American Bureau of ShippingABS Plaza, 16855 Northchase Drive
Houston, TX United States 77060
- Martin, R
- Bobeck, D F
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Inspection; Ship motion; Ships; Stability (Mechanics); Stability analysis
- Identifier Terms: American Bureau of Shipping
- Uncontrolled Terms: Classification societies
- Old TRIS Terms: Load lines; Ship stability; Vessel inspection
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00308013
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 20 1980 12:00AM