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What is Dead Weight Tonnage ( DWT) ?

Asked by joyesh chakraborty, 20 Apr '09 01:12 pm
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Its used to measure the weight of a ship in relation to her floating capacity
Answered by HARIJIBAN BANERJEE, 20 Apr '09 01:14 pm

 
  
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From www.businessdictionary.com
Dead weight tonnage (DWT) is the maximum weight (mass) of a ship when loaded up to its summer load line (see Plimsoll line) and is the sum of the weights of the cargo, crew, fuel, passengers, and stores. On average, DWT is about 60 percent of the GRT.
Answered by Reader Writer, 20 Apr '09 01:22 pm

 
  
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The maximum weight a ship is allowed to carry as a safety maesure against it sinking.
Answered by mahesh chandra, 20 Apr '09 01:15 pm

 
  
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Different unit of measuring weight, like Metric tonne
Answered by Sandeep Sharma, 20 Apr '09 01:13 pm

 
  
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