Carrying solid bulk cargoes involves serious risks, which must be managed carefully to safeguard the crew and the ship. These risks include reduced ship stability, capsizing due to cargo liquefaction, fire or explosion due to chemical hazards and damage to ship structures due to poor loading procedures. The main legislation governing safe carriage of solid bulk cargoes is the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code which became mandatory on January 1, 2011, under the SOLAS Convention.
Seagull Maritime offers a comprehensive library of e-learning modules targeted at bulk carriers, among topics included in our e-learning modules are:
- IMSBC code
- Hatch cover maintenance and operation
- Liquefying cargoes
- Loading and unloading of bulk cargoes
- Corrosion protection and maintenance.