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Load Line Conventions

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International Convention on Load Lines, 1966

Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966


International Convention on Load Lines, 1966

Article 1 - General Obligation under the Convention

Article 2 - Definitions

Article 3 - General Provisions

Article 4 - Application

Article 5 - Exceptions

Article 6 - Exemptions

Article 7 - Force Majeure

Article 8 - Equivalents

Article 9 - Approvals for Experimental Purposes

Article 10 - Repairs, Alterations and Modifications

Article 11 - Zones and Areas

Article 12 - Submersion

Article 13 - Survey, Inspection and Marking

Article 14 - Initial and Periodical Surveys and Inspections

Article 15 - Maintenance of Conditions after Survey

Article 16 - Issue of Certificates

Article 17 - Issue of Certificate by another Government

Article 18 - Form of Certificates

Article 19 - Duration of Certificates

Article 20 - Acceptance of Certificates

Article 21 - Control

Article 22 - Privileges

Article 23 - Casualties

Article 24 - Prior Treaties and Conventions

Article 25 - Special Rules drawn up by Agreement

Article 26 - Communication of Information

Article 27 - Signature, Acceptance and Accession

Article 28 - Coming into Force

Article 29 - Amendments

Article 30 - Denunciation

Article 31 - Suspension

Article 32 - Territories

Article 33 - Registration

Article 34 - Languages


ANNEX I

REGULATIONS FOR DETERMINING LOAD LINES


CHAPTER I - GENERAL

Regulation 1 - Strength of Hull

Regulation 2 - Application

Regulation 3 - Definitions of Terms used in the Annexes

Regulation 4 - Deck Line

Regulation 5 - Load Line Mark

Regulation 6 - Lines to be used with the Load Line Mark

Regulation 7 - Mark of Assigning Authority

Regulation 8 - Details of Marking

Regulation 9 - Verification of Marks


CHAPTER II - CONDITIONS OF ASSIGNMENT OF FREEBOARD

Regulation 10 - Information to be supplied to the Master

Regulation 11 - Superstructure End Bulkheads

Regulation 12 - Doors

Regulation 13 - Position of Hatchways, Doorways and Ventilators

Regulation 14 - Cargo and other Hatchways

Regulation 15 - Hatchways closed by Portable Covers and secured Weathertight by Tarpaulins and Battening Devices

Regulation 16 - Hatchways closed by Weathertight Covers of Steel or other quivalent materia fitted with Gaskets and Cllamping Devices

Regulation 17 - Machinery Space Openings

Regulation 18 - Miscellaneous Ppenings in Freeboard and Superstructure Decks

Regulation 19 - Ventilators

Regulation 20 - Air Pipes

Regulation 21 - Cargo Ports and other similar Openings

Regulation 22 - Scuppers, Inlets and Discharges

Regulation 23 - Side Scuttles

Regulation 24 - Freeing Ports

Regulation 25 - Protection of the Crew

Regulation 26 - Special Conditions of Assignment for Type "A" Ships


CHAPTER III - FREEBOARDS

Regulation 27 - Types of Ships

Regulation 28 - Freeboard Tables

Regulation 29 - Correction to the Freeboard for Ships under 100 metres (328 feet) in Length

Regulation 30 - Correction for Block Coefficient

Regulation 31 - Correction for Depth

Regulation 32 - Correction for Position of Deck Line

Regulation 33 - Standard Height of Superstructure

Regulation 34 - Length of Superstructure

Regulation 35 - Effective Length of Superstructure

Regulation 36 - Trunks

Regulation 37 - Deduction for Superstructures and Trunks

Regulation 38 - Sheer

Regulation 39 - Minimum Bow Height

Regulation 40 - Minimum Freeboards


CHAPTER IV - SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPS ASSIGNED TIMBER FREEBOARDS

Regulation 41 - Application of this Chapter

Regulation 42 - Definitions

Regulation 43 - Construction of Ship

Regulation 44 - Stowage

Regulation 45 - Computation for Freeboard


ANNEX II

ZONES, AREAS AND SEASONAL PERIODS


Regulation 46 - Northern Winter Seasonal Zones and Area

Regulation 47 - Southern Winter Seasonal Zone

Regulation 48 - Tropical Zone

Regulation 49 - Seasonal Tropical Areas

Regulation 50 - Summer Zones

Regulation 51 - Enclosed Seas

Regulation 52 - The Winter North Atlantic Load Line


ANNEX III

CERTIFICATES


INTERNATIONAL LOAD LINE CERTIFICATE (1966)

Reverse of Certificate

INTERNATIONAL LOAD LINE EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE

Reverse of Certificate


AnchorProtocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966

 

Annex A - MODIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO ARTICLES OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON LOAD LINES, 1966


Article 2 - Definitions

Articles 3, 12, 16 and 21

Article 4 - Application

Article 5 - Exceptions

Article 13 - Survey, Inspection and Marking

Article 14 - Initial and Periodical Surveys and Inspections

Article 16 - Issue of Certificates

Article 17 - Issue of Certificates by another Government

Article 18 - Form of Certificates

Article 19 - Duration of Certificates

Article 21 – Control


ANNEX B - MODIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO ANNEXES TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON LOAD LINES, 1966


ANNEX I - REGULATIONS FOR DETERMINING LOAD LINES

CHAPTER I GENERAL


Regulation 1 - Strength of Hull

Regulation 2 - Application

Regulation 3 - Definitions of Terms used in the Annexes

Regulation 5 - Load Line Mark

Regulation 9 - Verification of Marks


CHAPTER II. CONDITIONS OF ASSIGNMENT OF FREEBOARD


Regulation 10 - Information to be supplied to the Master

Regulation 15 - Hatchways closed by Portable Covers and secured Weathertight by Tarpaulins and Battening Devices

Regulation 22 - Scuppers, Inlets and Discharges

Regulation 23 - Side Scuttles

Regulation 24 - Freeing Ports


CHAPTER III FREEBOARDS


Regulation 27 - Types of Ships

Regulation 37 - Deduction for Superstructures and Trunks

Regulation 38 - Sheer

Regulation 40 - Minimum Freeboards


CHAPTER IV. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPS ASSIGNED TIMBER FREEBOARDS


Regulation 44 - Stowage

Regulation 45 - Computation for Freeboard


ANNEX II  - ZONES, AREAS AND SEASONAL PERIODS


Regulation 46 - Northern Winter Seasonal Zones and Area

Regulation 47 - Southern Winter Seasonal Zone

Regulation 48 - Tropical Zone

Regulation 49 - Seasonal Tropical Areas


ANNEX III  - CERTIFICATES


INTERNATIONAL LOAD LINE CERTIFICATE

INTERNATIONAL LOAD LINE EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE