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Question Set: Transportation and Ship Design

Question Set: Transportation and Ship Design

  1. Why do you think summer load-line markings are higher than winter markings?
     
  2. Why do you think freshwater load-line markings are higher than seawater markings?
     
  3. Sailors refer to tonnage by volume more commonly than tonnage by displacement. Suggest a reason for why the tonnage by volume measurement is more common.
     
  4. It can be very dangerous for a ship to have its fuel tanks or ballast tanks partially full in the event of a storm. Why do you think this situation is dangerous?
     
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