The shipment of solid bulk cargoes presents a number of hazards to a vessel. These include structural damage due to improper cargo distribution, loss or reduction of stability during a voyage and chemical reactions of cargoes. It is therefore essential that crewmembers follow the practices and procedures set out in the IMSBC Code to ensure the safe stowage and shipment of solid bulk cargoes.
Featuring case studies of real accidents, Seagull Maritime’s module on the IMSBC Code provides easy-to-follow guidance to shipping companies, ship operators and ship’s officers involved in cargo operations. It helps learners to maintain safe and effective cargo operations by identifying safe procedures and best practice to be adopted, highlighting the risks and dangers associated with the carriage of certain bulk cargoes.
It is advised that this module is completed in conjunction with the IMSBC Code, as the code can be used for reference to amplify the learning process.