ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF CARRYING CONTAINERS
A - COMPUTATION OF TONNAGE(1) If the containers on the main deck not exceed 2 tiers:
B - STATE OF VESSEL
(1) The vessel is considered in ballast, in the following
(a) If all the containers and/or the ship's rolling equipment over the main deck, as well as those inside the cargo holds are empty.
(b) If the main deck is clear, and there are empty containers inside the cargo holds and the rolling equipment are empty; in this case, a ratio of 5% of the net tonnage is to be added to the taxable tonnage.
(2) The vessel is considered loaded, in the following condition:
The presence of any loaded containers and/or rolled cargo.
(3) These regulations do not apply to Roll-On / Roll-Off vessels carrying containers if they carry besides any bulked or stacked cargo.
In this case, they are considered as Conventional Cargo Ships.
(4) By rolling equipment above mentioned and which are considered as permanent ship's equipment it is understood the ship's cranes, tractors and trailers.