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Every ship has a white line painted on its side known as :
(a) Plimsoll line
(b) Border line
(c) Harbour line
(d) None of the above

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(a) Plimsoll line

Reason — Plimsoll line indicates the safe limit for loading the ship in water of density 103 kg m-3. A ship is not allowed to load further if its plimsoll line starts touching the water level, so that when it sails in sea water of density more than 103 kg m-3, only the part of it below the plimsoll line remains submerged in water.

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