The stowage factor is an expression that determines how much usable space one tonne of cargo, by weight, can occupy. Learn more about stowage factor in this article
The weight of a vessel is a very interesting aspect in the first place. Unlike all other physical objects, when we talk about the weight or mass of a vessel or any floating object in general, we usually allude to displacement.
Deck plating thickness can vary widely depending on a host of factors ranging from ship type to the region of disposition of the plate. Learn more about deck plating inside the article.
Multi-hull vessels are vessels that are characterised by the construction of multiple hulls, either two or three, known as catamarans and trimarans, respectively.
Freeing ports were introduced as per Load Line 1966 regulations to mitigate this problem. These are well-defined openings on the bulwark plate itself in certain numbers and intervals.
A freeboard is a minimum distance between the exposed deck edge and the waterline for a floating vessel. In other words, it is the difference between depth and draft.
All vessels carrying large quantities of chemicals, refined chemical products or other hazardous substances are required to have on board a document named Vessel Response Plan (VRP) that guides the course of action that needs to be followed when there are is an accidental spillage.
Underway and making way are two important terms which though sound very similar, are often interchangeably used. Let’s find out more about these two terms.
Lowest Astronomical Tide is the lowest predicted tide level that can occur at a location over a time period of 40 years. Find out more about it inside the article.