DRAFT SURVEYS

Archimedes’ Principle

Archimedes’ principle is the fundamental natural law of buoyancy, first identified by the Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes in the 3d century BC. It states that any object floating upon or submerged in a fluid is buoyed upward by a force equal to the weight of the displaced fluid.

The above is the basic principle of the weight determinations (“Draft Surveys”) on bulk cargo’s loaded and/or discharged ,into or ex short sea and deep-sea bulk cargo vessels. The combination of experienced draft surveyors, correct hydrostatic data, the assistance of the vessel’s officers and certain basic requirements regarding the ballast position of the particular vessel, makes it possible to determine the weight of a bulk cargo in an accurate way.