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Old 7th April 2006, 19:07
Jeff Egan Jeff Egan is offline
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Fred, when piloting ships under the bridges on the Tyne we had a bridge card which we were supposed to get signed if there was any doubt over a ships "Air Draft" the Master would sign after entering his air draft which was variable depending on the vessels load or light condition. Is it as you say in fact the distance between the Summer load line and the highest point on the ship or the variable distance between the water line and the highest point on the ship.
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