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These provisions are amplified in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code). Detailed fire protection arrangements for ships carrying. IMO regulations and guidance relating to the transport of solid bulk cargoes International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code, which became. The International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code and supplement is commended to Administrations, shipowners, shippers and masters and all others .

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The residues of this cargo may be pumped as slurry during washing out. This reaction develops a great deal of heat which may be sufficient to cause ignition of nearby combustible materials. Uniform method of measurement of the density of bulk cargoes. Section 07 Cargoes which may liquefy Cargoes which may liquefy.

The Code has undergone many changes, both in layout and content, in order to keep pace with the expansion and progress of industry. Do not load if the temperature is above 38 o C. CARRIAGE Condensation in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo, sweating of this cargo and entering of water from hatch covers to the cargo spaces shall be checked regularly during the voyage.

The three competent authorities will set the preliminary suitable conditions for the carriage of this cargo. All measurements shall be taken so as to minimize as far as practicable the loss of inert gas from the cargo spaces. If water is found, it shall be removed by pumping or draining the bilge wells. Fine to lumps, light grey appearance similar to clay. Chapter VI Carriage of cargoes and oil fuels Part A General provisions Regulation 1 Application 1 Unless expressly provided otherwise, this chapter applies to the carriage of cargoes except liquids in bulk, gases in bulk and those aspects of carriage covered by other chapters which, owing to their particular hazards to ships or persons on board, may require special precautions in all ships to which the present regulations apply and in cargo ships of less than gross tonnage.

Cargo securing and packing. This cargo has a liability to dust explosion, which may occur especially after discharge and during cleaning.


The fixed bilge pumps shall not be used to pump the cargo spaces, because this cargo may make the bilge systems inoperative. Shipments require the approval of the competent authority of the countries of shipment and the flag State imwbc the ship. The transport of ammonium nitrate materials which are liable to self-heating sufficient to initiate a decomposition is prohibited.

Flow moisture point means the percentage moisture content wet mass basis at which a? Bilges in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be pumped unless special precautions are carrgoes.

Prior to loading, the following provisions shall be complied with: DISCHARGE Entry into the cargo spaces containing this cargo shall only be permitted for trained personnel wearing self-contained breathing apparatus when the main hatches are open and after adequate ventilation is conducted or for personnel using appropriate breathing apparatus.

International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMBSC) Code replaces BC code

The raw material is compressed approximately 3. A worst case scenario should therefore be assumed at all times. If there has been significant rain or snow between the time of testing and loading, check tests shall be conducted to ensure that the moisture content of the cargo is still less than its TML.

The angle of repose is a characteristic of non-cohesive bulk cargoes which is indicative of cargo stability and has been included in the individual schedules for non-cohesive cargoes.

One g sub-sample is taken for each t to be shipped. Extinguish fire with carbon dioxide, foam or water.

Shippers shall provide to the master prior to loading comprehensive information on the cargo and safety procedures to be followed in the event of emergency.

Consideration shall be given to providing the vessel with the means to top up the cargo bukl with additional supplies of inert gas taking into account the duration of the voyage. If wet, alumina is unpumpable. Open storage is acceptable prior to loading. The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, SOLAS Conventionas amended, deals with various aspects of maritime safety and contains, in chapter VI, the mandatory provisions governing the carriage of solid bulk cargoes.


To prevent self-heating of the cargo caution is required when using mechanical ventilation. Appropriate precautions shall be taken during loading in order to have a cargo composed of essentially whole briquettes. It is a very heavy cargo.

International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code Online Course National Cargo Bureau

Prior to loading, an ultrasonic test or another equivalent method with a suitable instrument shall be conducted mqritime ensure weather tightness of the hatch covers and closing arrangements and all readings shall confirm weather tightness. Whenever practicable, ventilation systems for the living quarters shall be shut down or screened and air condition systems shall be placed on recirculation during loading and discharge of this cargo, in order to minimize the entry of dust into internatiknal quarters or other interior spaces of the ship.

Yellowish brown imscb colour with a cooked corn odour. The prime hazards associated with the shipment of solid bulk cargoes are those relating to structural damage due to improper cargo distribution, loss or reduction of stability during a voyage and chemical reactions of cargoes.

What is IMSBC or International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code & What are its contents?

Some cargoes are not liable to oxidize but may emit toxic fumes, particularly when wet. Some materials may possess chemical hazards.

Shipped in the form of fine crushed stone. Do not use water, if involved in a fire. Hosing with seawater shall be avoided.

For cohesive cargoes, the general provisions in subsection 5. The competent authority may permit seed cakes described in this schedule to be carried under conditions governing SEED CAKE bwhen satisfied, as a result of tests, that such relaxation is justified see following schedule.

After the completion of loading of this cargo, the hatches of the cargo spaces shall be sealed, as necessary. The concentrations of these gases in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be measured regularly, during the voyage, and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board.