SAFE CARGO STOWAGE & SECURING
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Everyone in the shipping industry is well aware of the fact that inadequate or improper securing and stowage of the cargo can be a really major problem. This may eventually put human lives under risk and may also result in the damage to the vessel, environment and cargo. In turn, lost or damaged cargo will lead to the insurance claims.
However, most of the cargo losses could be avoided provided that greater care is taken at the time or loading and securing cargo. The present training video is intended to stress how important it is to ensure that all cargo has been stowed and secured properly before the vessel sets out to sea. In many ports of the world this is done by stevedores; however, the ship's officers shall have a clear understanding of all methods and techniques to be used and also know the reasoning behind these methods and techniques.
This training video also emphasizes the important role played by the IMO Code and Guidelines relating to this topic. They shall be referred to as the basic guidelines for the seafarers to securing all types of cargo. The authors of the video are looking at the different forces that commonly act to the cargo in connection with the movement of the vessel and different stowage and securing methods...
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