Regulation 32-1 - Correction for recess in freeboard deck
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Regulation 32-1 - Correction for recess in freeboard deck

  (1) Where a recess is arranged in the freeboard deck, and it does not extend to the sides of the ship, the freeboard calculated without regard to the recess shall be corrected for the consequent loss of buoyancy. The correction shall be equal to the value obtained by dividing the volume of the recess by the waterplane area of the ship at 85% of the least moulded depth (see figure 32-1.1).

  (2) The correction shall be an addition to the freeboard obtained after all other corrections have been applied, except bow height correction.

  (3) Where the freeboard, corrected for lost buoyancy as above, is greater than the minimum geometric freeboard determined on the basis of a moulded depth measured to the bottom of the recess, the latter value may be used.

Figure 32-1.1

 Correction is the addition to freeboard equal to:

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