Bulletin No.: 03/1998

Subject: Canadian Code of Safe Practice for Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes, TP 2534

Subject: Notice to Shipmasters Loading Coalship

Further to Ship Safety Bulletin no. 04/96 the revision of TP 10944 "Notice to Shipmasters Loading Coal" is completed. The new publication incorporates the amendments made to the coal entry in the IMO Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes ( BC Code). These instructions apply to all ships in Canadian ports and to Canadian ships in all waters.

All ships loading coal in Canada will be inspected by Transport Canada, Marine Safety inspectors prior to their first loading and at least once a year. Canadian registered ships may elect to have this inspection done during the annual inspection.

Copies of the revised TP are available from Marine Safety offices or from:

International Secretariat
Marine Safety - AMSK
Transport Canada
330 Sparks Street
Tower C, Place de Ville, 10th Floor
K1A 0N8

Tel: 613-998-0596
Fax: 613-954-4916

Keywords:                                  Questions concerning this bulletin should be addressed to:

1. Shipmasters
2. Loading Coal
3. Inspection
Naim Nazha
(613) 991-3140
Transport Canada
Marine Safety
Tower C, Place de Ville
11th Floor, 330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N8

To add or change your address, contact us at: marinesafety@tc.gc.ca

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