International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargo Code

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.  

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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.

Legislation & references
  • STCW as amended
  • IMSBC Code
  • BLU Code & Manual
  • Aims of IMSBC Code
  • General precautions for high-density bulk cargoes
  • Safety of personnel and ship
  • Trimming cargo - the need and procedures
  • Chemical hazards
  • Solid wastes and security implications of bulk cargoes
  • Typical self-heating cargoes, including coal
  • Bulk cargo accidents
  • Assessment
Duration 120 minutes

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.

Target groups
  • Deck - Operational
  • Deck - Support
  • Engine - Management
  • Engine - Operational

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Related information
STCW: Cargo Handling & Stowage