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Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act 1932

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Lines to be used in connection with the Disc

The lines which indicate the maximum load line in different circumstances and in different seasons (see Annex II) are to be horizontal lines, nine inches in length and one inch in breadth, which extend from, and are at right angles to, a vertical line marked 21 inches forward of the centre of the disc (see figure 1). The following are the lines to be used :—

Summer Load Line.—The Summer load line is indicated by the upper edge of the line which passes through the centre of the disc and also by a line marked S. Winter Load Line.—The Winter load line is indicated by the upper edge of a line marked W. Winter North Atlantic Load Lin.,—The Winter North Atlantic load line is indicated by the upper edge of a line marked WNA. Tropical Load Line.—The Tropical Load Line is indicated by the upper edge of a line marked T. Fresh Water Load Lines.—The Fresh Water load line in Summer is indicated by the upper edge of a line marked F. The difference between the Fresh Water load line in summer and the Summer load line is the allowance to be made for loading in Fresh Water at the other load lines. The Tropical Fresh Water load line is indicated by the upper edge of a line marked T.F.(1)

Rule V

(1)

3 Where sea-going steamers navigate a river or inland water, deeper loading is permitted corresponding to the weight of fuel, &c, required for consumption between the point of departure and the open sea.

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