In the 1990’s a number of high-profile incidents were identified as being the result of improperly secured cargo containers. These incidents led variously to casualties, serious injuries, loss of complete ships, structural damage, costly cargo damage and pollution. Consequently increased focus on the systems followed to secure containers and the competence of those who operated them.
This e-learning module delivers training on container lashing systems and will lead to a greater understanding of the forces involved, particularly in heavy weather. It further emphasises the need for good maintenance and adherence to company cargo handling policies.
SOLAS VI, applicable OSHA requirements, the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing; the Guidelines for the preparation of the Cargo Securing Manual; selected applicable Classification Society rules and extracts from manufacturer’s cargo securing manuals.