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Carrying solid bulk cargoes safely
When bulk cargoes shift, liquefy, catch fire or explode as a consequence of poor loading procedures, the consequences can be massive. Ships may capsize, lose stability or sustain severe structural damage.
Such happenings enhance the risks - and the occurrence - of death, injury, insurance claims, operational delay and considerable expense.
This has prompted the UK P&I Club, Lloyd's Register and Intercargo to produce a pocket guide and checklist for ship's officer and agents who arrange cargoes for loading.
Carrying solid bulk cargoes safely: Guidance for crews on the International Solid Bulk Cargoes Code outlines the precautions to be taken before accepting solid bulk cargoes for shipment; sets out procedures for safe loading and carriage and details the primary hazards associated with different types of cargoes. A quick reference checklist and flowchart summarise the steps to be followed.
How to comply with MARPOL Annex V
Following the changes to MARPOL Annex V at the beginning of the year, the Club has received numerous enquiries from Members seeking advice and guidance on how to fully comply with the new amendments.
“How to Comply With MARPOL Annex V - New amendments governing cargo classification and the discharge of cargo hold wash water” is a new publication produced by the Club, in partnership with ITOPF, which is aimed at helping Shippers, Charterers, Owners and Crews fully understand and comply with the MARPOL Annex V changes.
As a result of the amendments shippers have new responsibilities regarding cargo classification and how it affects the ability to of the crew to discharge hold wash water into the marine environment. Shippers will also need to consider whether or not the cargo residues present in the water are ‘harmful to the marine environment’ (HME).
This booklet sets out the requirements, as well as the concept and process of classification of cargoes as HME.
In addition to the booklet, the Club has produced a poster which outlines crew responsibilities in relation to these changes.
The booklet and poster are available electronically (booklet | poster)and paper copies for Members can also be provided for distribution to vessels.
If you would like copies for your entered vessels please get in touch with your normal Club contact.
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Members Questions Answered (MQA)
- Are there any guidelines for Voyage Planning?
- Where can we discharge petcoke hold washings?
- Do you have anything on frequently asked Bill of Lading problems?
This is a Members only function, use the link to access the MQA page. Read More