What is Standard Loading Condition for Cargo Ships as per Intact Stability Code ?

  For a cargo ship:

  1. Ship in the  fully loaded  departure condition,  with  cargo homogeneously distributed throughout all cargo spaces and  with  full stores and fuel;
  2. Ship  in  the  fully  loaded  arrival  condition  with  cargo  homogeneously  distributed throughout all cargo  spaces  and  with  10% stores and fuel remaining;
  3. Ship in ballast in the departure condition,  without cargo but with full stores and fuel;
  4. Ship in ballast  in the  arrival  condition,  without cargo and  with 10% stores and fuel remain
  • In the conditions mentioned in above paragraph , it should be assumed that the ship is loaded to its subdivision  load line or summer  load line or if intended to carry  a timber  deck cargo, to the summer  timber  load line with water  ballast  tanks empty.
  • If in any loading  condition  water  ballast is necessary,  additional diagrams  should be calculated taking  into account the water  Its quantity and disposition  should be stated.
  • In all cases, the cargo in holds is assumed to be fully homogenous unless this  condition  is inconsistent with  the practical service of the ship.
  • In all cases, when deck cargo is carried, a realistic stowage  mass should be assumed  and stated, including  the height of the cargo.
  • A mass of 75 kg should be assumed for each passenger except that this value may be reduced  to not  less than  60 kg where this  can be justified.  In addition, the mass and distribution of the luggage should be determined by the Administration.
  • The height of the  centre of gravity  for passengers  should  be assumed equal to:
    • 0 m above deck level for passengers  standing upright. Account may be taken, if necessary,  of camber  and sheer of deck;
    • 30 m above the seat in respect of seated  passengers.
  • Passengers and  luggage should  be considered  to be in the spaces normally  at  their  disposal,  when assessing compliance  with  the  criteria  given above.


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