According to the definition of the authorities and the classification societies , the bulkhead deck is the uppermost full-length deck of a ship to which the watertight bulkheads extend from below. In the case of full deck ships , it is the main deck and freeboard deck (also the survey deck ) at the same time . However, if another full-length deck is arranged above the freeboard deck, as was previously the case with so-called protective decks, this is considered the main deck and the bulkhead deck is one deck level below.
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