The accurate measurement of dry bulk cargoes by a ship considerably minimises the risk of shortage claims and disputes. This guide outlines the methods and corrections for a draught survey to be carried out to the required accuracy. It is supported by draught measurement calculations and illustrations which show best practice.
This new edition of BARECON is more concise than its predecessor. Provisions that are no longer relevant have been removed and wordings have been consolidated to avoid unnecessary duplication. As well as accompanying explanatory notes, the publication contains helpful definitions that have been requested by users, including but not limited to ‘latent defects’.
This publication has been revised to incorporate the latest guidance and practical advice for ships transiting the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait. All the data contained within this Guide has been reviewed and validated by Auriga Pilots, drawing on their considerable experience in all areas of the Marine Park and beyond.