The present booklet which has been officially published by The Standard Club is devoted to the misdeclared cargo. The transportation of such cargo can actually become a worst nightmare for any ship owner. It can sometimes lead even to the major casualties and put the safety of the crew, the vessel and cargo on board, as well as the environment at significant risk. In fact misdeclaration of the cargoes should not be treated as any new phenomenon.
There have been numerous incidents involving misdeclared cargo. The content of this document has been arranged in five sections with the first section being purely introductory. The second section is dealing with the misdeclared transportation of the calcium hypochlorite. The next two sections address the cargo incident notification system, organization, and the experience of the P&I Club members in the field of misdeclared goods.
The publication concludes with the information about the rights of recovery relating to the misdeclared dangerous goods. Though the volume is very compact, its content will be very useful to any person engaged in transportation of the cargoes by sea that is why we recommend everyone to have a close look in it.