Salt water arrival draught (SWAD)

SWAD (Salt water arrival draught). This is a description of a vessel’s draught in salt water when arrives at a port where the water density is that of salt water, that is 1025 kilograms per cubic metre.

This expression differs from “Fresh water arrival draught” (FWAD) and an intermediate water density draught, “Brackish water arrival draught” (BWAD). In a charterparty the description of the vessel usually relates to its draught in salt water unless it is to trade in waters where the density is other than that of salt water.


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