The “Load Line Policy Notes” supplement Chapter 6.F, “Load Lines,” of the Marine Safety Manual (Vol. IV).
The Policy Notes encompass all the current USCG load line policies that have evolved since the previous (1990) revision of MSM Chapter 6.F. The Notes also include expanded discussions and clarifications for both domestic U.S. and international ICLL load line regimes.
The LL Policy Notes will form the basis of a future revision to MSM Chapter 6.F. In the meantime, any questions or comments concerning these Notes should be directed to the U.S. Coast Guard Naval Architecture Division (CG-ENG-2)