What are General Precautions taken prior to loading Bulk Cargo ?

  • Safety precautions for crew and others working onboard must be taken and to ensure minimum contact with moving machinery used in loading.
  • Holds inspected –in proper state for reception of cargo, paying particular attention to ;
    • Bilge wells and lines,Sounding pipes & other service units with Protective coverings- checked & strengthened
    • Bilge wells & strainers plates- facilitates drainage
  • Prevent dust coming into contact with moving parts of deck machinery
  • Accommodation vents- screened or shut down
  • Cargo hold lighting, fire detection & flooding system piping covered
  • Sound bilges at completion of loading

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