Marine Bulk Cargo Measurement Surveys (eBook)

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November 2013

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Marine Bulk Cargo Measurement Surveys (eBook)

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This guide to marine bulk cargo measurement (MBCM) surveys (also known as a ‘draught survey’) is for both marine surveyors and ships’ officers. It is also a source of ‘theory into practice’ applications for naval architects.


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This publication outlines the basics of naval architecture as they relate to MBCM surveys. It provides a step-by-step guide to MBCM surveying, including receipt of instructions, equipment, draught and displacement calculations, sounding, sampling, and completion of MBCM survey documentations.


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Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Definitions and Form Terms

Chapter 3 MBCM Surveys - General Error Notes

Chapter 4 Receipt of an Application for an MBCM Survey

Chapter 5 Determining Onboard Quantities

Chapter 6 Recording of Draughts, Taking Soundings, Dock Water Density

Chapter 7 Displacement 1st Trim Correction/Layer Correction

Chapter 8 Displacement 2nd Trim Correction

Chapter 9 Displacement List/Heel Correction

Chapter 10 Displacement Density Correction

Chapter 11 Cargo Quantity Calculation

Chapter 12 Marine Bulk Cargo Measurement - Survey Report

Appendix 1 Physical Terms

Appendix 2 Linear Interpolation

Appendix 3 Metric Units


Harry Alexander Karanassos, CEng, FRINA

My experience spans a period of nearly forty years, with my initial professional years spent as a Marine Superintendent and as a Chief Marine Superintendent in the UK, primarily concerned with the overall technical management of ships.

A subsequent move to the Middle East resulted in work assignments in a number of major port cities that involved cargo insurance surveys for local and foreign underwriters, inspection assignments for the P&I Clubs of the International Group, hull and machinery inspections for a number of Class Societies at acting-surveyor’s level, and heavy lifts inspections and towage approvals.

As the positions held were at regional management level, they contributed towards my understanding of the appropriate ways of dealing with people at all levels within a work-related environment.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and currently serve as a member of its Council.

Title: Marine Bulk Cargo Measurement Surveys (eBook)
Subtitle: Metric Edition
Number of Pages: 94
Product Code: WS1384EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-579-2 (9781856095792), ISBN 10: 1-85609-579-7 (1856095797)
Published Date: November 2013
Author: Harry Karanassos

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