Overload ???

7th June 2008, 10:48
I know very little about dredging, but was surprised when I saw this in Rotterdam 2 weeks ago. Is this the norm ?


8th June 2008, 00:56
I've seen these ships loaded down like this. The area around the cargo hold must also be waterproof. I think it has something to do with the density of the water between fresh & salt. Maybe someone else can come up with an explanation.

8th June 2008, 02:32
Looks quite normal to me :)
They are Inland Ships, therefore subject to Inland rules.
Freeboard rule is: to the edge of the lowest part of the main deck.
Of course the hatch coamings are watertight.
You have to remember that they are not attempting to go out to sea...

Greetings, Bearsie (Pint)

Frank Holleran
8th June 2008, 04:00
I see they have a getaway vehicle on the stern, just in case things do turn turtle....amphibious one hopes.

8th June 2008, 14:00
No Frank
It is either for extra cargo space or extra crew accommadation