Bulk Carrier Practice (Editorial: 2nd June)
With the kind permission of the author, Capt. Jack Isbester and in association with The Nautical Institute we are serialising extracts of the book, "Bulk Carrier Practice", in order to raise awareness of issues in the bulk carrier trade.
The first serialised chapter in this series concerns cargo ventilation. Owners, charterers and shippers will be well aware of the potential loss and subsequent claims that can arise from mismanagement in this area. This first extract details the best practices to be taken to avoid such loss and claims.
Original copies of the book are available for purchase from the Nautical Institute (NI) websitewww.nautinst.org
However, Members of the UK Club can obtain a discount by contacting the publications manager of the NI directly. Also included in this offer is the UK P&I Club DVD Bulk Matters. A guide to identifying bulk cargo claims and measures how they may be avoided.
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The chapters serialised so far are:
: Guidelines and implications of cargo hold ventilation
: A detailed look into ballast tanks that double as cargo holds
: Their importance and interpretation
These chapters complement a comprehensive range of loss prevention advice relating to bulk carrier cargoes and operations which are published in the Loss Prevention section of this website. This advice includes recent publications focusing on difficult cargoes such as iron ore fines, direct reduced iron briquettes, cement and distillers dried grain.
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