What are contents of Cargo Securing Manual or CSM ?

  1.  General

1.1 Ship Data
1.2 Definitions
1.3 General Information
1.4 Principal sources of danger

  1. Securing Devices and Arrangements

2.1 Specification of Fixed Cargo Securing Devices.
2.2 Specification of Portable Cargo Securing Devices.
2.3 Inspection and Maintenance Schemes

  1.  Stowage and Securing of cargo

3.1 Handling and safety instructions
3.1.1 General principles of cargo securing.
3.1.2 Safe handling of cargo securing devices
3.1.3 Evaluation of forces acting on cargo units
3.1.4 Forces acting on typical cargo units
3.1.5 Calculation of forces in semi- and non-standardised lashing arrangements MSLs for different securing devices 15 Safety factor 15 Simplified method – Rule of thumb 15 Ship Specific Example based on Alternative Method – using IMO LASCHONTM 16 Ship Specific Accelerations from IMO LASCHONTM 19
3.2 Application of portable securing devices

  1. Supplementary Requirements for General Cargo/Container vessel

4.1 Bulk Carriers
4.1.1 Extracts from various Timber Deck Codes
4.2 Container Carriers
4.2.1 Handling and Safety Instructions
4.2.2 Stowage and Securing Instructions Stowage and Securing Plan (not included in this model manual) 37

Appendix I – Log for maintenance of cargo securing equipment

Appendix II – Manual procedure for calculation of lashings.

Appendix III – Applicable Annexes from the CSS Code

ANNEX 6  Safe stowage and securing of coiled sheet steel

ANNEX 7  Safe stowage and securing of heavy metal products

ANNEX 8  Safe stowage and securing of anchor chains

ANNEX 9  Safe stowage and securing of metal scrap in bulk

ANNEX 11 General guidelines for the under-deck stowage of logs

ANNEX 12 Safe stowing and securing of unit loads


  1. General

1.1 Introduction
1.2 System requirements
1.3 User requirements

  1. User guide

2.1 Input sequence
2.2 Input data
2.3 Calculation methods
2.4 Special features of Lashcon IMO
2.5 Program assumptions

Appendix V – Certification for fixed cargo securing devices

Appendix VI – Certification for portable cargo securing devices


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