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It cannot be contracted out of). Load line You will be guilty of an offence if your ship, not being exempted, proceeds or attempts to proceed to sea without being survey ed or marked with deck and load lines, or fails to comp ly with Conditions of Assignment or to carry statutory stability information. You commit a furth er offence ifyour ship is overloaded in port, and another ifyou attempt to take her to sea overloaded. Serious overloading could render your ship 'dangerously unsafe', as could undermanning and a range of other defects and deficiencies.

Calculating body mass index (BMI) is a simple method of determining "obesity level". BMI is a ratio of It is not uncommon to find a 300,000 ton tanker fully loaded, cruising at 18 knots with a handful of fatigued crew. During the entire contract period they have seen only the shore terminals at loading and discharge ports! The same applies to bulk carriers or container vessels. Preserving the physical and psychological wellbeing of the crew, therefore, is another imp ortant responsibility of the master.

The period between drills will be specified within the SMS and you should be guided accordingly. Reports and analysis of nonconformances, accidents and hazardous occurrences The Code requires the SMS has provision for making certain that any non-conformances (a part of the system which is not being complied with) accidents, or near misses are reported, investigated and analysed. Having done that then the appropriate corrective action is applied. This was the section of the Code which, on first reading, I thought needed translation but when related to good ship management practices it made sense.

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