What is function of Hatch Cover and its Purpose ?

The purpose and function of a hatch cover and its coamings is to prevent ingress of water into a cargo hold after a large opening has been cut in the deck for cargo access.

 Hatch covers are a moveable structure designed to a weathertight  standard.

Function of hatch cover are –

To maintain sufficient strength to resist green seas landing on hatches in extreme weather

To maintain a barrier against ingress of water during normal seagoing weather conditions

Hatch covers provide a primary structural and weathertight barrier to prevent water ingress into cargo holds.



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