139 - 05/00 - Container Securing Equipment Problems

The recent successful launch of the Club's latest video "Container Matters" has highlighted the fact that container losses are all too common and that many could be eliminated by diligent checking and verification of the proper lashing methods as contained in each ship's Cargo Securing Manual.

The Club Inspectors quite frequently see evidence of improper securing of containers. It is important that the master and officers are aware of their duties and responsibilities in this regard. In the attached photographs are two of the most common errors.

WRONG TYPE OF LOCKING DEVICE

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Thomas Miller & Co Ltd

Date23/03/2009

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