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The Russian Register carries out technical supervision based on the present Technical Requirements addressing the arrangement and securing of the international standard containers on board the vessels that are intended for transportation of the container, as well as supervision of containers securing devices. Performance of the present TR is mandatory for the ships having in their Classification Certificate as required by 2.3.1, Part I "Classification" of the Rules for Sea-Going Ships an additional characteristic stating that the ship is intended for containers transportation, and is also mandatory for container ships carrying containers on the open deck. The present TR apply to the vessels of unrestricted area of navigation and restricted area of navigation R1. Degree of reduction of the said requirements for the ships of restricted area of navigation R2-RSN, R3-RSN and R3 will be subject to special consideration by the Register in each particular case. The present TR have been developed as applicable to the containers of the ISO series 1 (set forth in the RS Rules for the Construction of Containers). Other types containers securing, again, will be subject to special consideration by the Register taking into consideration their rigidity and strength. As a rule, fully loaded containers shall be considered. It is permitted to provide containers arrangement and calculate containers securing based on their partial loading. In these cases, the submitted plans of containers arrangement and securing shall specify permissible loading of all containers.