Should be compiled in conjunction with M.S.Deck Cargo Regulations, Additional requirements laid down by this code :
- Lifeline of wire rope with stretching device near vessel’s C/L in addition to walkway
- Linear interpolation for intermediate height
- Cargo height 6 m & above : 5 m
- Cargo height 4 m & below : 0 m
- Lashing intervals in relation with cargo height
- Stability information pertaining to deck cargo- available to master
- Master must verify vessel’s stability for worst service condition –
- increase deck weight due to :
- water absorption
- ice accretion
- variable in consumables- fuel, FW
Packaged timber :
- The cargo is stacked rather than stowed which leads to cargo movement, slack lashings and subsequent damage.
- Random lengths are not to be stowed on deck unless :
- They can be stowed compactly
- They are not stowed on exposed surfaces
- Bonding should be strong to avoid disintegration.
- Deck surfaces to be made level with timber before loading.
- Dunnage between layers to bind the stow and keep it level.
- Stow and secure other timber cargoes independently
- Generally athwartship stowage avoided, particularly in adjacent and two top layers.
- Rounded angle irons, at least one foot long should spread the load of the lashings at the upper corners of the stow.