The article states clearly the accepted meaning of the term load lines and describes the physical appearance of the 1966 International Load Line Convention. A comparison between the 1930 Load Line Convention and the '66 convention are pointed out. Among them are the increased carrying capacity of ships due to reduced freeboard requirements and recognition of the advantages of subdivision of compartmentation resulting in further reduced freeboard requirements. The goals of the '66 Convention were to increase the safety of life and property and to simultaneously increase ship carrying capacity.

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  • Authors:
    • Kushner, L
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

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  • Accession Number: 00028934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1972 12:00AM