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Solid Bulk Cargoes

Types of Bulk Cargoes Bulk cargoes include Coals, Concentrates, Grains, Fertilizers, Animal foodstuffs, Minerals and Ores. These cargoes constitute a high proportion of seaborne trade. IMSBC code The International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (2009) is the revision of Solid Bulk Cargoes code (1965). The

Coal Cargo- Know the Hazards

Coal is a potentially hazardous cargo and serious incidents continue to arise. In some instances it would appear that those on board were not entirely familiar with the risks, and on other occasions the coal was not carried in accordance with regulatory requirements or best


Opening & Closing of Cargo Spaces

We are taking about Hatch Covers Every cargo ship, other than tankers is provided with large size hatchways on deck to facilitate loading and discharging of cargoes. This causes loss of strength at the deck level, which has to be adequately compensated. Furthermore, the hatchways

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Care,Stowage and Protection of General Cargoes

Why stowage plays a important role for cargo handling??? We will discuss the principles of stowage of some important general cargoes.  Stowage of bags  The dunnage must be first laid on the tank top. It should be laid fore and aft if there are drain

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Preparation of Cargo Spaces

Why cargo spaces has to be Prepared ?? Care of the cargo starts from cleaning of the cargo spaces and generally preparing such spaces for the receiving the cargo. Each cargo has its own requirement and this needs to be attended to meticulously  Introduction General

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Cargo Watchkeeping In Port

What is cargo watchkeeping?? Carriage of cargoes is an important aspect of merchant shipping and your duty on board is: • To inspect,  • Load as planned,  • Carry,  • Care for and deliver the cargo to the consignee in the same condition in which

Thorough Ventilation

Ventilation of Cargo Spaces

Aim Carrying cargo with care is our first aim and ventilation is one of the aspects that we need to ensure at all time. Let us see what ventilation means.  Introduction As you know, most of the cargoes are loaded in cargo compartments. These are

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Cargo Calculation Work

Loading cargoes on board involves ensuring that the space available is used most efficiently. It is therefore first necessary to work out the spaces available, tonnage that can be loaded and the limitations that are paced by the cargo itself. The module takes into account

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Draft Survey

Introduction A ship as a carrier can face many claims arising from the short delivery of cargo. There are various ways in which cargo loaded can be accounted for. On General Cargo ships, cargo is either loaded as pieces or unitised. On Container ships, each

Grain Code ‐ How to do strapping and lasing?

Shifting Board a) Longitudinal divisions (called shifting board), which must be grain tight may be fitted in both “filled” and “partly filled compartments”. b) In “filled compartments, they must extend downwards from the underside of the deck or hatch covers, to a distance below the