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- another term for Plimsoll line
- ‘Elected to Parliament for Derby in 1868, he proposed a compulsory load line to prevent shipping accidents and obtained a royal commission on the subject in 1873.’
- ‘Checking regulations are not uniform, and can range from checking flags and safety radios to load lines showing how deep in the water a ship may sit without being overloaded.’
- ‘The convention provides for the utilization of load lines on the sides of ships.’
- ‘The dignitaries at the Stuart presentation were told that she was the first warship in the world to carry a ‘load line’ on her hull.’
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