International load line, Plimsoll line, Loading Mark & Water line
Samuel Plimsoll, was an English politician and social reformer, now best remembered for having devised the Plimsoll line
Plimsoll line: is a marking on a ship’s side showing the limit of legal submersion when loaded with cargo under various sea conditions.
Also known as an international load line, Plimsoll line and water line (positioned amidships)
The Plimsoll line is a reference mark located on a ship’s hull that indicates the maximum depth to which the vessel may be safely immersed when loaded with cargo.
Ship Loading Marks
|T||Tropical Fresh Water|
|S||Salt Water in Summer|
|W||Salt Water in Winter|
|WNA||Water in North Atlantic|