DEADWEIGHT OR DISPLACEMENT?

It is an owner's perogative to position his loadlines wherever he wishes, so long as the freeboard is never less than the minimum specified in the Loadline Regulations. More and more often, loadlines are in fact being repositioned--sometimes for only one voyage--to comply with the limits set by a particular port or terminal. Such multiple loadlines, and the fact that a segregated ballast tanker is larger than a conventional tanker of the same deadweight, could result in a larger than anticipated tanker arriving at a port or terminal and adversely affecting operational safety. This article reproduces a technical paper prepared by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum to address this problem. It is titled "Ship Measurement: Deadweight or Displacement," and encourages a review of the use of deadweight as an indicator of tanker size.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00656743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM