Cargo Work and Maintenance

Author(s) Capt. Error Fernandes
Publisher Marine Publications
Date 1999
Pages 221
Format pdf
Size 86 Mb







An excellent publication that will be greatly appreciated by the people assigned cargo handling related responsibilities on board seagoing ships. The content of the document presents a perfectly selected collection of the most important topics for the cargo work as well as the ship operations. Written by the professional ship captain, the publication starts with the chapter devoted to the bulk carrier operations where all important aspects have been covered and necessary information provided.

Here the readers will also find the useful ship/shore safety checklist to be used during the cargo operations, procedure for the draught survey, etc. the second chapter addresses the grain loading together with the associated calculations including the cleaning of the cargo holds, the hazard of shifting cargo within them, planning of loading, heeling moments, compensation for the vertical shifting of the center of gravity, and other information critical for the safe transportation of the grain cargo by sea.

The marine carriage of timber is the topic of the third chapter of the document, giving the main provisions of the Code of safe practice for the vessels engaged in transportation of the timber deck cargo. All of the cargo lifting appliances normally used on board ship have been covered in detail.

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