Marine Bulk Cargo Measurement Surveys - Metric Edition

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This publication is a step by step guide to marine bulk cargo measurement (MBCM) surveys, including receipt of instructions, equipment, draught and displacement calculations, sounding and completion of MBCM survey documentations.

This guide is an outline of the marine bulk cargo measurement (MBCM) surveys process from beginning to end. It begins with a description of the survey, key definitions and terms, before looking at:

  • General error notes
  • receipt of application
  • determining onboard quantities
  • draught and displacement calculations
  • taking soundings
  • calculating cargo quantities
  • completion of survey documentation.


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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

Harry Alexander Karanassos is an expert in marine engineering and has experience as a Chief Marine Superintendent and as a Marine Surveyor. He is currently a member of FEANI, the federation of professional engineers and of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, where he serves as a member of the Council.


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Number of Pages:
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Book Height:
235 mm
Book Width:
155 mm
0.2 kg

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