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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HAZARD May self-heat slowly and, if wet or containing an excessive proportion of unoxidized oil, ignite spontaneously. The tanktop on which this cargo is to be loaded shall be covered with lime before loading.

If freewater above the cargo or fluid state of the cargo is observed during voyage, the master shall take appropriate actions to prevent cargo shifting and potential capsize of the ship, and give consideration to seeking emergency entry into a place of refuge. Spontaneous-heating may take place and may deplete oxygen in the cargo spaces. Very fine granular product. Consideration shall be given to carefully cleaning exposed radiocommunications equipment to which dust from the cargo might adhere, such as radar, radio aerials, VHF installations, AIS and GPS.

Oxidizing substances The materials in this class are materials while in themselves not necessarily combustible, may, generally by yielding oxygen, cause, or contribute to, the combustion of other material.

Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tank top is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo. Bilges in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be pumped unless special precautions are taken. The reactivity of this cargo depends upon the origin of the ore, the process and temperature of reduction, and the subsequent ageing procedures.

Carrgoes sand This cargo can be categorized as Group A or C. Electrical circuits for the equipment in cargo spaces for this cargo which is unsuitable for use in an explosive atmosphere shall be isolated by removal of links in the system other than fuses.

Section 06 Methods of determining the angle of repose Methods of determining the angle of repose.

The various properties of a solid bulk cargo required by this Code shall be determined, as appropriate to that cargo, in accordance with the test procedures approved by a competent authority in the country of origin, when such test procedures exist. This may be done, for example, by using flame-retardant bags containing inert materials or by any equivalent barrier approved by the competent authority.


Due consideration shall be paid on the isolation of electrical circuits for carrgoes equipment in the adjacent spaces of the cargo spaces which is unsuitable for use in an explosive atmosphere. 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 codee voyage and chemical reactions of cargoes.

Mixtures with combustible materials are readily ignited and may burn fiercely. If heated strongly, this cargo decomposes, giving off toxic gases and gases which support combustion.

During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be kept closed.

The three competent authorities will set the preliminary suitable conditions for the carriage of this cargo. A damp powder with a slight smell of ammonia. The provisions of this entry should not apply to solvent-extracted rape seed meal pellets, soya bean meal, cotton seed meal and sunflower seed meal containing not more than 1.

This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk except when cargo contains swarf fine metal turnings liable to spontaneous combustion refer to the entry for ferrous metal borings, shavings turnings or cutting in this Code.

When heated, it melts and turns internationao inflammable liquid. Accordingly, prior to any shipment covered by the exemption, the recipient of the exemption shall notify other competent authorities concerned. After the completionof loading of this cargo, the hatches of the cargo spaces shall be sealed, as necessary.

IMSBC Code: International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code and Supplement, Edition (IHE)

Heat transferred from fire in an adjacent space can cause the material to decompose with consequent evolution of toxic fumes. The total ventilation shall be at least six air changes per hour, based on the empty space.

Stow evenly across tanktops. Grey, round steel pellets. They are also toxic by ingestion. Iron ore cargoes may affect magnetic compasses. The provision of this schedule shall apply only to Grain Screening Pellets material containing not more than 6.

The residues of this cargo may be pumped as slurry during washing out. Such aging process shall be approved by the competent authority that shall also provide a certificate to that effect. Prior to loading this cargo, the shipper shall provide the master with a certificate issued by a competent person recognized by the National Administration of the port of loading stating that the cargo, at the time of loading, is suitable for shipment; that it conforms with the requirements of this Code; that the moisture content is less than 0.


Ammonium Nitrate UN with not more than 0. It is extruded into its characteristic pencil shape to make handling easier. The administration may, if it considers that the planned voyage does not exceed 5 days from the commencement of loading to the completion of discharge, grant exemption from the requirements of a fitted fixed gas fire-extinguishing system in the cargo spaces for the carriage of this cargo. Relaties 0 relaties gevonden bij document. Prior to shipment, a certificate shall be given to the master by the shipper stating that this cargo consists of clean plastic and rubber material only.

Strong odour may taint other cargo. List of solid bulk cargoes for which a fixed gas fire-extinguishing system may be exempted. Each sub-sample taken is drawn from approximately 50 cm below the surface of the designated area. They may liquefy if shipped with a moisture content in excess of their transportable moisture limit. All measurements shall be taken so as to minimize as far as practicable the loss of inert gas from the cargo spaces.

International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code

After loading, a certificate, confirming that throughout the whole consignment the fines and small particles under 6. Normally this cargo has a low fire-risk. When ignited, it burns violently. Cargo csrgoes shall be taken at regular intervals during the voyage and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board for a minimum of two years. If self-heating continues, then carbon dioxide or inert gas shall be introduced to the cargo spaces. Hatches of the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be weathertight to prevent the ingress of water.

If this proves ineffective, endeavour to stop fire from spreading and head for the nearest suitable port. However powder of the cargo is easy to ignite and may cause fire and explosion. None of these mixtures is subject to the explosion hazard.