Ships without means of Propulsion
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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Assembly - IMO Resolution A.320(IX) Regulation Equivalent to Regulation 27 of the International Convention on Load Lines,1966 (Adopted on 12 November 1975)Amended by Resolution A.514(13) - Annex - Regulation Equivalent to Regulation 27 of the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 - Ships without means of Propulsion

Ships without means of Propulsion

  (14) A lighter, barge, or other ship without independent means of propulsion shall be assigned a freeboard in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations. Barges which meet the requirements of paragraphs (2) and (3) of this Regulation may be assigned Type 'A' freeboards:

  • (a) The Administration should especially consider the stability of barges with cargo on the weather deck. Deck cargo can only be carried on barges to which the ordinary Type 'B' freeboard is assigned.

  • (b) However, in the case of barges which are unmanned, the requirements of Regulations 25, 26(2) and (3), and 39 shall not apply.

  • (c) Such unmanned barges which have on the freeboard deck only small access openings closed by watertight gasketed covers of steel or equivalent material may be assigned a freeboard 25 per cent less than those calculated in accordance with these Regulations.


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