water-plane area

water-plane area

[′wȯd·ər ¦plān ‚er·ē·ə]
(naval architecture)
The area of the water plane at which the ship floats.
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The Pioneer features a Small Water-Plane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) design for rough-weather stability and its use of dynamic positioning (DP), which relies on high-horsepower thrusters and electronic technology, rather than anchors to maintain its position at sea.
of Carlyss, Louisiana for a scheduled drydocking and routine regulatory maintenance to the Small Water-plane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) vessel "MV Pioneer.