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Why are the icebergs floating in the sea dangerous for the ship?

Asked by Topperlearning User 4th June 2014, 1:23 PM
Answered by Expert
As we know that density of ice (0.917 gcm-3) is less than the density of water ( 1 gcm-3 ), therefore huge masses of ice known as iceberg are able to float in water with its 11/12th part submerged inside the fresh water and 25/28th part submerged  in sea water. So, when sailors see an iceberg, they see only a very small part (approx. 10%) of it. Therefore, the collision with these icebergs may be dangerous.
Answered by Expert 4th June 2014, 3:23 PM
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