The difference between Gross Tonnage and Net Tonnage

published (on YouTube: on 14 January 2020) -
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Found on YouTube. Created by "Steering Mariners".
Using pictures and sketches, this video finally explains the difference between gross tonnage (GRT) and net tonnage (NRT); the ship spaces that are included/excluded in their calculation; and the importance of these terms to ship owners.

Contents of this video will benefit mariners preparing for exams (written and oral examinations).

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Found on YouTube. Created by "marineinsight".

#Anchor #shipanchor #windlass
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Read: 9 Points to Remember When Dropping Ship Anchor in Emergency - https://www.marineinsight.com/guidelines/9-points-remember-dropping-ship-anchor-emergency/

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