Load Line Draught (ds)
“Load line draught (dS)” is the vertical distance, in metres, from the moulded baseline at mid-length to the waterline corresponding to the summer freeboard draught to be assigned to the ship. <Annex 1, regulation 12A>.
Source: Resolution MEPC.141(54), amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Amendments to regulation 1, addition to regulation 12A, consequential amendments to the IOPP Certificate and amendments to regulation 21 of the revised Annex I of MARPOL 73/78), 24 March 2006, International Maritime Organization. Legislation