CARGO ON DECK & HATCHES
Add Cargo on Deck and Hatches:
- 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;
- The Loading Computer System (LCS) will have to be updated as necessary with new GM limits, profile curves or other stored data;
- New Cargo Securing Manual: The stowage and securing of cargo other than bulk cargo is to be described in an approved Cargo Securing Manual (CSM).