(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The proper, adequate and satisfactory stowage and securing of items of cargo are of the utmost importance for the safety of the crew, the carrying ship, and the items of cargo themselves. If items of cargo are not stowed and secured in a proper manner, bearing in mind the intended voyage and the time of year, those items of cargo might shift from their stowage position, and damage might be sustained by the item of cargo or the ship, or shipâs staff might suffer injury.
This guide will take the reader through some basic rules to be remembered onÂ every occasion during the loading and securing of cargo, will describe where regulations,Â recommendations and general guidance can be found, will describe recommendedÂ methods to be used for particular items and types of cargo, and will then give someÂ guidance upon the points to be remembered during passage-planning and the voyageÂ itself.
It is not intended that this guide will give details of precisely how to secure anyÂ particular items of cargo. It will set out the basics and point to publications that give theÂ rules to be followed. This guide does contain information, such as for the calculation ofÂ lashings, taken from codes, but only that which is essential for the.html clear understandingÂ of the text.
This publication is intended for general guidance only to assist in theÂ avoidance of disputes and problems arising from inadequate or incorrectÂ stowage and securing of items of cargo on cargo ships. Readers should takeÂ care to ensure that the recommendations contained in this publicationÂ are appropriate for a particular situation before implementing them.
The latest eddition of the CODE OF SAFE PRACTICE FOR CARGO STOWAGE AND SECURING, should always be reviewed and complied with.
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