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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… 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… 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… Continue Reading →

Why do Ships float?

Why do ships float? If this question bothers you don’t worry you are not alone, many others have been baffled by this very question. So let’s take a deeper look to understand… When an object is placed in water it… 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 /… Continue Reading →

Composite Boilers

Composite boilers are provided on ships where space is a constraint for providing two separate auxiliary boiler and exhaust gas economisers. The composite boiler consists of two separate sections of tubes (one for fuel oil firing and another for exhaust… Continue Reading →

Ship Sanitary System

Ship sanitary system is also known as domestic sea water system. The system is mainly used for flushing of toilets. The system consists of a hydrophore tank (pressurised tank) for storage of sea water. The tank is pressurised by compressed air… Continue Reading →

Domestic Fresh Water System for Ships

The system is used for distributing fresh water through accommodation spaces for drinking, cooking and for washing. The system consists of a fresh water storage tank, a freshwater Hydrophore tank (Pressurised tank) and two pumps for filling the hydrophore tank. Fresh… Continue Reading →

Ballast System on Ships

Ballast system is provided on ships to ensure the stability of the ship in all loading conditions of the ship.b) To adjust the centre of gravity of the ship in all loading conditions. c) To adjust the trim by adding ballast water… Continue Reading →

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