What is meaning of Block Hold Loading and part Loaded Conditions on Bulk carriers?

  • The loading distributions are described in the ship’s loading manual. In this case, the ship’s structure has been approved for the carriage of cargo in the specified loading condition and the loading conditions described in the ship’s loading manual should be adhered to, or,

The ship is provided with a set of approved local loading criteria which define the maximum cargo weight limit as a function of ship’s mean draught for each cargo hold and block of cargo hold(s). In this case, it is necessary to ensure that the amount of cargo carried in each hold satisfies the cargo weight and draught limits specified by the local loading criteria and the hull girder SWSF and SWBM values are within their permissible limits.

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