TREATIES
Permissible length
of compartments.
Factor of sub-
division.
(c.) Where it is shown to the satisfaction of the Administration
that the average permeability, as determined by detail calculation,
is less than that given by the formula, the calculated value may be
substituted. For the purposes of such calculation, the permeabilities
of passenger spaces, as defined in Regulation I (9), shall be taken as
95, that of all cargo, coal and store spaces as 60, and that of double
bottom, oil fuel and other tanks at such values as may be approved
in each case by the Administration.
(3.) The uniform average permeability throughout the portion of
the ship before (or abaft) the machinery space shall be determined
from the formula-
63+35 a, where
a=volume of the passenger spaces, as defined in Regulation I (9),
which are situated below the margin line, before (or abaft)
the machinery space, and
v=whole volume of the portion of the ship below the margin
line before (or abaft) the machinery space.
(4.) If a between deck compartment between two watertight
transverse bulkheads contains any passenger or crew space, the whole
of that compartment, less any space completely enclosed within
permanent steel bulkheads and appropriated to other purposes, shall
be regarded as passenger space. If, however, the passenger or crew
space in question is completely enclosed within permanent steel
bulkheads, only the space so enclosed need be considered as passenger
space.
REGULATION IV.
PermissibleLength of Compartments.
(1.) Factor of Subdivision.- The maximum permissible length of a
compartment having its centre at any point in the ship's length is
obtained from the floodable length by multiplying the latter by an
appropriate factor called the factor of subdivision.
The factor of subdivision shall depend on the length of the ship,
and for a given length shall vary according to the nature of the
service for which the ship is intended. It shall decrease in a regular
and continuous manner-
(a) as the length of the ship increases, and
(b) from a factor A, applicable to ships primarily engaged in
the carriage of cargo, to a factor B, applicable to ships
primarily engaged in the carriage of passengers.

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