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International Convention on Load Lines; Positions

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For the purpose of the Convention, two positions of hatchways, doorways and ventilators are defined:

Position 1  – Upon exposed freeboard and raised quarter decks, and upon exposed superstructure decks situated forward of a point located a quarter of the ship’s length from the forward perpendicular.

Position 2  – Upon exposed superstructure decks situated abaft a quarter of the ship’s length from the forward perpendicular and located at least one standard height of superstructure above the freeboard deck or upon exposed superstructure decks situated forward of point located a quarter of the ship’s length from the forward perpendicular and located at least two standard heights of superstructure above the freeboard deck.

International Convention on Load Lines; Positions
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