At the 15-fathom mark (90 ft), one stud-link on each side of the red detachable link is painted white, with one strand of wire wrapped securely around each stud. At 30-fathoms, two white with two turns of wire. Three white links and three turns of wire at 40-fathoms. Four white links at .... Supertankers carry 300 fathoms. Cubic City, Philippines.

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