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Another official MCA release, this one containing the provisions of the Code of Practice related to the stowage and securing of the vehicles carried on board of the ro-ro vessels. The authors of the present Code have consulted the HSE executive responsible for enforcing the associated Docks Regulations together with all other shore-based regulations, in the course of preparation of the document. The experience that have been collected in operating the ro-ro vessels has enabled the IMO to develop the relevant technical standards with the ultimate intention to improve the safety of ro-ro transportation. This volume includes the standards that have been developed by the IMO and provides required technical guidance and information covering the established and proven safe procedures that shall be followed at the time of the roll-on and roll-off operations; when followed, these procedures will significantly reduce the risks to the people and vessels associated with subject operations. The book is arranged in eight sections covering the principal sources of danger on board, personnel safety, vehicle decks and ramps, associated lifting appliances, suitability of the vehicles for sea transportation, stowage/securing of transported vehicles, specialized cargoes and vehicles, CSM (i.e. cargo securing manual), and related publications plus three annexes...