The following check-lists are of a general nature and each ship should use them as a guide when developing its own comprehensive check-lists.
Dry Bulk Cargo to Oil
- Sweep holds clean and lift cargo remains out of hold for disposal.
- Wash cargo remains off bulkheads with a high pressure water jet, stripping slowly to remove water, leaving solid residues.
- Remove solid residues from the tank top and sumps, and prove that the stripping suction is clear.
- Remove suction doors and attach securely to stowage positions.
- Close off sounding pipes to sumps as required.
- Remove blanks from main cargo suctions and stripping discharges to after hold.
- Lower and secure heating coils in place, connect and prove tight, as necessary.
- Remove requisite blanks from gauging system and render fully operational.
- Wash all stripping lines thoroughly to remove solid residues. As far as possible, test stripping valves for tightness to ensure valve seats are not damaged by solid residues
- .Open, clean and check all strainers in cargo systems.
- Check and clean hatch cover sealing arrangements, trackways etc.
- Check hatch cover sealing arrangements and closing devices.
- Remove blanks from gas lines, as necessary.
- Set venting system for next cargo.
- Prove all valves and non-return valves in cargo system are operational.
- Inert holds prior to loading. During inerting, prove tightness of hatch covers, tank cleaning covers, access hatches and all openings into cargo spaces.