(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.
Correction is the addition to freeboard equal to: