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load line

load line

n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a pattern of lines painted on the hull of a ship, approximately midway between the bow and the stern, indicating the various levels that the waterline should reach if the ship is properly loaded under given circumstances

load′ line`


n.
any of various lines marked on the sides of a cargo vessel to indicate the depth to which a vessel may be immersed under certain conditions. Compare freeboard (def. 1a).
[1880–85]
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Noun1.load line - waterlines to show the level the water should reach when the ship is properly loaded
water line, waterline, water level - a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship
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With 19 senators voting in favor, the Senate unanimously approved on third reading, a Resolution concurring with the Philippines accession to the following Agreements: Anti-Fouling Systems Convention 2001; Protocol of 1997 to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships,1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978; Protocols of 1978 and 1988 to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention 1974; Protocol of 1988 to the Load Line Convention 1966; FAO Compliance Agreement and Agreement on Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing.
This came following the Senate's recent concurrence to the accession by the Philippines to the Anti-Fouling Systems Convention 2001; Protocol of 1997 to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships,1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978; Protocols of 1978 and 1988 to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention 1974; Protocol of 1988 to the Load Line Convention 1966; FAO Compliance Agreement and Agreement on Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing.
As a nation with a long history of sea tragedies, the Philippines has recognized the important role of the Load Lines Convention as a major pillar of maritime safety by preventing the overloading of ships through the presence of visible load line marks,' Legarda said in a statement.
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