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Quantity of cargo loaded or discharged

Parent Category: Contracts Category: Inspections

ESTABLISHING QUANTITY OF CARGO LOADED OR DISCHARGED

Methods of weighing bulk cargoes ashore, draft survey procedures, reasons for unexpected results

Shorebased methods of weighing

THE QUANTITY of cargo loaded aboard a bulk carrier can be measured in a variety of ways. The only method which directly involves the ship's personnel is the draft survey, but before considering this method in detail it is worth giving brief consideration to methods which may be used ashore. An understanding of these methods will help in assessing their reliability.

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