What are information available to master prior to loading timber ?

The following information as applicable for each parcel of cargo should be provided by the shipper and collected by the master or his representative:

  • Total amount of cargo intended as deck cargo;
  • Typical dimensions of the cargo;
  • Number of bundles;
  • Density of the cargo;
  • Stowage factor of the cargo;
  • Racking strength for packaged cargo;
  • Type of cover of packages and whether non-slip type;
  • Relevant coefficients of friction including covers of sawn wooden packages if

The master of the vessel should study the relevant cargo information and take the precautions necessary for proper stowage, securing and safe carriage of the cargo as defined in this Code and as prescribed in the vessel’s Cargo Securing Manual


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