BULK CARRIERS — HANDLE WITH CARE (VIDEO)
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The present training video may be used as an excellent supplement to the IACS guidance on this topic. The content was developed to summarize the most important and common problems in loading/discharging high density and heavy cargoes. The authors have also considered technical factors from the ship safety and design limitation viewpoints. As the worldwide demand for the raw materials grows, faster turnaround become common.
More than ever, seafarers working aboard bulk carriers need to rely on their training and professionalism in order to deal with the problems associated with the transportation of materials in bulk. Before any crew member starts working on a vessel, they undergo a familiarization program to become aware of the working practices and safety procedures. Safety, however, does not stop there.
The huge size of the bulk carrier gives impression of the great strength but that strength can get significantly weakened by unseen forces powerful enough to endanger the ship and its crew. So safety aboard a bulk carrier also depends on understanding of the vessel itself and the effect these forces have on the ship's structure. And, if the vessel is handled with care, the vessel will care for its crew...
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