72 - 11/98 - Disposing of Damaged Cargoes - Bangladesh
sometimes be possible to get permission from Customs to discharge damaged cargo into a barge or lighter pending approval from the Ministry to dump the cargo.
The ship's local agents are responsible for ensuring the formalities are complied with and the active intervention of the agent is fundamental to success. The Clubs local correspondent has no status in this matter with the responsible bodies and can have only a limited influence on the speed of events by monitoring what the agents do and prompting them as needed.
The correspondent recommends that to minimise the risk of delay the local agents should commence the formal procedures as quickly as possible after the damage is discovered, to try to get everything ready to dump the damaged cargo once all sound cargo is discharged, or should make early arrangements to get permission from customs to discharge the damaged cargo into a barge.
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