79 - 01/99 - Stowage of Steel Problems - Pipavav (Gujarat) - India
If any Member intends loading steel at Pipavav it is recommended that he should:
1. Negotiate suitable clauses into the charterparty:
(i) to require a joint pre-loading inspection of the cargo (including silver nitrate testing) to record the apparent condition of the cargo prior to loading onboard.
(ii) to require charterers to supply adequate and suitable dunnage to the master's satisfaction.
(iii) to require the charterer to make available to the vessel an adequate number of suitable, well maintained forklifts sufficient to facilitate loading and stowage to the master's satisfaction.
2. Ensure the stowage, lashing and securing of the steel cargo is carefully and continuously supervised by the master, mate, superintendent or experienced P&I surveyor and performed to their satisfaction and that require that the charterer will extend full co-operation to the master to facilitate cargo operations being performed to his satisfaction.
3 Contact the Club's correspondent in Mumbai for an update of the current position.
Further information is available from the Club (Loss Prevention Dept) if required
Source of information:
Mr R De Graeve
Tel +32 3 4577966
Fax +32 3 4577966
Bulletin 079 (23 KB)
Thomas Miller & Co Ltd