What are preparation for loading refrigerated cargo on ships ?

  • All compartments thoroughly cleaned, dry and free from any odour and taint.
  • Insulation inspected and any deficiencies made good.
  • Hatch plugs, ceiling, clearings and ventilator plugs should he inspected to ensure air tightness.
  • Scuppers should be “brine sealed”.
  • Bilges should be cleaned , dried and sweetened.
  • Cleanliness is essential:
  • All traces of bacteria and mould removed by washing down with solution of carbolocene or formalene.
  • For fruit a sodium compound is sometimes used.
  • Some operators use a mild fumigant to destroy mould.
  • Floor battens should be laid in line with the air flow and spaced according to the size of the cargo.
  • Wooden dunnage should be free from taint and bark.
  • For frozen goods, it is important that the dunnage is well cooled before cargo is stowed on it.
  • Cargo should not come in contact with brine pipes.

After the compartments has been cleaned and pre-cooled, the compartments must be inspected by an approved surveyor and a loading certificate issued before any cargo is loaded



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