Bulk Mineral Cargo Liquefaction Pocket Book
The purpose of the guide is:
• Cargoes at risk of liquefaction continue to be shipped.
• Liquefaction casualties cost the marine insurance industry over USD 100 million between 2010 and 2013.
• The IMSBC (International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes) Code started out as the BC Code, first issued in 1965 and became
mandatory under SOLASin January 2011.
At the time of writing, the current version is the 2012 Edition of the IMSBC Code.
The purpose of the IMSBC Code is to provide guidance on the procedures to be adopted when solid bulk cargoes are to be
shipped. The Code applies to all ships greater than 500 gross tonnes when carrying bulk cargoes, regardless ofwhether or not
they are called a ‘bulk carrier’. The Code applies to all solid bulk cargoes, except grain. Compliance with the Code is mandatory.
2 Types of solid bulk cargoes – the groups
3 Why are mineral bulk cargoes such an issue?
4 Loading mineral bulk cargoes safely
5 The Law
6 P&I Club notification requirement
7 List of relevant reference documents
8 The IMSBC Code sections
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