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Module 2D: Load Lines

Scope of training

The participant who has completed the module will be able to understand:

  • Freeboard calculation; and
  • Conditions of assignment of freeboard.


The assessment methods will be to choose the best answer from a selection of alternatives.

In the method of objective evaluation, only be accepted one correct answer is valid, and never more than one selection within the same question since they will be automatically considered incorrect.  The participants approve the course with a score equal to or greater than 70% of the total value of the assessment. All evaluations will be based on a Total Score of 100.

Module 2D-Load Lines

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Exam Questions

1. The mark of the Intermaritime Certification Services (ICS) consisting in the letters I and C, are indicated alongside the load line ring above the horizontal line which passes through the center of the ring. The International Load Line Certificate shall not be delivered to the ship until the ICS surveyor has certified that the marks are correctly and permanently indicated on the ship’s sides.

2. -the information required by An ANNUAL SURVEY within 3 months before or after each anniversary date of the full term International Load Line Certificate (ILL) to ensure that: -alterations have not been made to the hull or superstructures which would affect the calculations determining the position of the load line; -the fittings and appliances for the protection of openings, guard rails -the freeboard marks are correctly and permanently indicated; regulation 10 is provided. (Information to be supplied to the master)

3. Two positions of hatchways, doorways and ventilators are defined by the ILL Convention: Position 1: Upon exposed freeboard and raised quarter decks, and upon exposed superstructure decks situated forward of a point located a quarter of the ship's length from the forward perpendicular. Position 2: Upon exposed superstructure decks situated abaft a quarter of the ship's length from the forward perpendicular and located at least one standard height of superstructure above the freeboard deck.

4. The coamings of hatchways shall be of substantial construction in accordance with their position, and their height above the deck shall be at least as follows: -600 mm if in Position 1 -450 mm if in Position 2

5. Ventilators in position 1 or 2 to spaces below freeboard deck or decks of enclosed superstructures shall have coamings of steel or other equivalent material, substantially constructed and efficiently connected to the deck. Ventilators in position 1 shall have coamings of a height of at least 900 mm above the deck; in position 2 the coamings shall be of a height at least 760 mm above the deck. Where the coaming of any ventilator exceeds 900 mm in height it shall be specially supported.

6. Air pipes shall be provided with automatic closing devices.

7. Type 'A' ships is one which:

8. The tabular freeboard for type 'A' ships shall be determined from table 28.1 (Regulation 28) of the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 and Protocol of 1988.

9. The tabular freeboard for a type 'B 'ship of between 24m and 100m in length having enclosed superstructures with an effective length of up to 35% of the length of the ship shall be increased using the correction to the freeboard for ships under 100m in length

10. Copy of the freeboard calculation and record of conditions of assignment are mandatory for all vessels when the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, as amended by the Protocol of 1988 are applicable.