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LOOKOUT TITLE : MPA CIRCULAR ON SECURING ARRANGEMENTS AND CARGO STOWAGE DATE : 04/11/2010 CATEGORY :

TITLE:

MPA CIRCULAR ON SECURING ARRANGEMENTS AND CARGO STOWAGE

DATE:

04/11/2010

CATEGORY:

CARGO: DRY

AREA:

WORLDWIDE

We would like to advise Members that the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has issued a shipping circular to shipowners, No.15 of 2010. This highlights the importance of cargo stowage and securing. In addition, the circular makes reference to the following documents which may assist masters in these matters:

1. IMO resolution A.533 (13) “Elements to be taken into account when considering the Safe Stowage and Securing of cargo units and vehicles in ships”;

2. IMO resolution A.581 (14) “Guidelines for securing arrangements for the transport of road vehicles on Ro-Ro ships”; and

3. IMO resolution A.714 (17) “Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing” as amended.

We would like to add that improper stowage and securing of cargoes has caused injury, death and damage not only at sea but also during loading/unloading operations. Case Studies on the same topic can be found in the Loss Prevention section of the Club’s website via the link http://www.shipownersclub.com/lossprevention/casestudies.

Source of information:

http://www.mpa.gov.sg/sites/port_and_shipping/circulars_and_notices/shipping_circulars_detail.page?

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