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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 it with almost $$90\%$$ of it in water and merely some part appearing outside the surface of water. As the portion of icebergs in water surface is dependent on the density of sea water, it becomes challenging for the helmsman to estimate the size of the iceberg. Thus, an iceberg can be very dangerous for a ship as it may collide with the ship and cause damage.

Physics

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