Tonnage & Displacement

Tonnage refers to the volume and there are a few types of tonnage that you will come across frequently. GROSS TONNAGE Gross Tonnage is indicative of the total volume of the of a ship and may be often used in reference to the size of the ship.   NET TONNAGE Net tonnage is indicative of the of the... Continue Reading →

Load Lines

Load line is a special marking, positioned at mid ship which indicates how much of the ship is underwater (also known as, draught of the vessel) and the maximum permitted limit in waters with different densities. The density of water primarily changes based on the temperature and salinity.   Why do we need a Load Line?... Continue Reading →

Ship Terms – 2

RISE OF FLOOR Rise of floor is the rise of the bottom shell plating above the horizontal baseline, measured at the ship’s side. The objective is to provide for the drainage of liquids to the ship’s centerline. CAMBER Camber or round of beam is the curvature of the decks in the transverse direction, measured as... Continue Reading →

Ship Terms -1

To understand the world of ships you first need to get acquainted with a some of the big and popular names that you will come across frequently. So let's not waste any more time and let's jump right into knowing them.... Say hello to: Length overall (LOA): is the length of the ship taken over... Continue Reading →

What’s Moulded dimensions?

You might have often come across the term moulded dimensions? To understand better, simply observe the ring on your hand, it has an inner diameter which = to the size of your finger and then it has a thickness / outer diameter. This inner diameter will be termed as the moulded dimension i.e moulded diameter.... Continue Reading →

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