The purpose of a Load line or Plimsoll line is to ensure that a ship has sufficient freeboard (the height from the water line to the main deck) and thus sufficient reserve buoyancy (e.g., the enclosed volume created by the area between the water-line and the main deck-line). Note : Do Not confuse with Painting Segregation Line. Normally, the scant draft will be defined as “Painting segregation line” and have same position with full summer load line as below: Scant draft Scantling draft is the maximum draft at which the ship can withstand all the loads safely. In other words, … Continue reading DRAUGHT MARKS AND SURVEYING