What is Cargo handling preparation for Ro/Ro ships ?

Cargo handling on elevator ships

Though basically corresponding to cargo handling on PCCs, work on elevator ships involves the following steps.

To ensure safety in cargo handling, work should be clearly divided into the following categories: roll-on operation (driving the vehicle from the quay wall to the elevator), elevator operation and stowing operation (driving the vehicle out of the elevator for stowing).

The elevator operator should become familiar with the elevator operation method by contacting the ship’s crew in advance and, at the same time, check the head clearance of the elevator door and the inside dimensions of the elevator and the load capacity.

Driving in and driving out of the elevator should be conducted by following the directions given by the traffic guide.

The hand brake should be completely pulled back and the foot brake should be used inside the elevator car.

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