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What is Vessel Draft?

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Definition:

Vessel Draft refers to the distance between the vessel's waterline and the lowest point of the vessel, usually the keel. The draft will change if the vessel becomes heavier or lighter.

Very simply, draft is the depth of a vessel at any given time.

See Displacement Tonnage

See Keel

See Waterline

See Load Lines

Also Known As:

Underwater Depth

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