Container ships

Securing cargo arrangements

The loss of containers continues to be an issue for container ship operators. Deck officers on container ships need know how containers are properly secured onboard and the use and layout of the Cargo Securing Manual

  • E-learning: #0404
  • Revision: 5.00
  • Published: 15.09.2016
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This e-learning module offers an overview of the correct procedures for securing containers. It also outlines the purpose of requirement and what is contained in the caro securing manuel. After completing this module the learner will be be able to recognise how lashing systems help secure containers and resist their movement in a seaway.

This e-learning module is part of a series of container modules.

Legislation & references
  • Code of Practice for Cargo Securing and Stowage (CSS Code)
  • IMOMSC.1/Circular.1353 – Revised Guidelines for the Preparation of the Cargo Securing Manual (30 June 2010)
  • SafeTransport of Containers by Sea:Guidelines on Best Practices
  • A Master’s Guide to Container Securing Edition 2 (Standard P and I Association and Lloyd‘s Register)
Learning objectives
  • Recognize how containers are secured on a containership
  • Outline the use of the Cargo Securing Manual (CSM)
English, Chinese,
Duration 30 minutes
Target groups
  • Deck - Operational
  • Leigh Colam, Maersk Line
  • Seagull AS
Related information
Ship types:
STCW: Cargo Handling & Stowage