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IACS Guidance and information on bulk cargo loading and discharging to reduce the likelihood of over-stressing the hull structure.

In such cases, the Multiload Option “Cargo Loading Sequence with report” including “Free Mode” method is a total solution to the requirement for Bulk Carriers to prepare a Loading or Unloading Plan before arriving to the Terminal (as per Common Structural Rules Chapter 4, Section 8, par. 2.1.2, where the Loading / Unloading Sequence is to be agreed with the terminal on the basis of achievable rates of change of ballast).

Adjusting Cargo Weight
Auto-Trim
How to see Compartment Details?
Detailed Container Loading
Recall a saved Condition
Draft Restrictions
Change SF & BM Condition
Change Seawater Density
Selection of Ship
Change Cargo Weight easily
Auto-Trim Function
Cargo Distribution Function
Retrieve a stored condition
Cargo Loading Sequence with Report
Cargo Split & Auto Trim
Emptying & Full Filling of Compartments
Autoload Option
Departure-Arrival Calculation Option
Change Weight to Volume and reversingly
Compartment Details
Assignment of Compartments into Groups Option
Cargo Compartment Group Definitions
Auto Trim Option
Cargo Distribution Option
Detailed Tanker Loading Option
DWT Items
Warnings for exceeding Tank Top Strength
Stowage Factor Input
Check of Flooding URS-17
Fine Tuning Option
Adjusting Quantities Levels in Compartments
Change Cargo Volume easily
Detailed General Cargo Option
Stowage Factor Input for General Cargo
Cargo Selection
Deck cargo on bulk carriers – What you need to know?

Structural strength

The deck and hatch covers usually have a structural capacity for uniformly distributed load (UDL), without any reinforcements. This load corresponds to the green sea pressure used in the approval of the vessel.

Stability documentation

Compliance with applicable stability and longitudinal strength criteria in deck cargo loading conditions shall be shown in updated/amended stability manuals.

In general, intact GM limit curves shall be recalculated taking into account an additional wind profile area from deck cargo.

Probabilistic damage stability calculations may also be required for ships with reduced freeboard (B-60/B-100), ref. IACS UI LL65. For ships with B freeboard (without reduction), it may be necessary to re-address the damage stability calculations of SOLAS Chapter XII (flooding of single holds), depending on how compliance was documented originally.

The Loading Computer System (LCS) will have to be updated as necessary with new GM limits, profile curves or other stored data.