Tank Material and Coatings on Chemical Tanker

A vessel may have cargo tanks of solid or clad stainless steel, or mild steel coated with chemical resistant coating materials. Care is necessary with all of these materials to avoid filling tanks with cargoes, which may adversely affect them, and to minimize the bad affect by ballast water or mechanical damage. STAINLESS…

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Timber Deck Cargo

Carriage of timber on deck Carriage of timber on deck offers an added advantage to the timber carrier ships. Timber carriers are constructed with special requirements in accordance with “Code of safe practices for ships carrying timber deck cargoes”. This Code is designed to assist: shipowners, charterers, operating companies and ships’ crew; port industries, shippers…

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Cargo Officer

Duties and Responsibilities of Cargo Officers

Cargo Officers The term ‘Cargo Officer’ implies the person responsible for the safe and efficient handling and stowage of cargo on board. This responsibility also includes the proper preparation of the hold prior to loading, correct supervision during the working of cargoes proper to the preservation of cargo whilst in transit and the…

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