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Explain the following: Icebergs floating in sea are dangerous for ships.

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Icebergs being lighter than water, float on water with their major part (nearly 90%) inside water and only a small portion (say 10%) outside water. Since, the portion of iceberg inside water surface depends on the density of sea water, therefore, for the driver of ship, it becomes difficult to estimate the size of iceberg. Thus, an iceberg is very dangerous for a ship as it may collide with the ship and cause damage.

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