The main learning objective of this short video is to examine the contents of the IMDG Code together with its Supplement leading to a due understanding of their practical application.
The content is mainly based on 2008 edition of the Code incorporating Amdt. 34-08 and Supplement. The IMDG Code is an internationally recognized official agreement governing the maritime transportation of various dangerous cargoes.
Many sections of the subject Code are considered applicable to people working ashore and cover the documentation, cargo packaging and handling and other relevant activities.
The senior officers of the ships engaged in transportation of the dangerous goods by sea as well as the management staff supporting them from the shore, shall have a thorough understanding of the provisions of the Code since they will be obliged to follow the instructions provided in the pages of this regulatory document during cargo loading and discharge, proper arrangements of the activities, paperwork involved and other aspects.
The basic knowledge of the content of the Code will help make sure that the seafarers will perform all assigned duties better. Note that the majority of the problems associated with transportation of the dangerous cargoes are actually not the fault of the crew members...