Date (Y-M-D): 1998-10-26
Subject: Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carrier
This Bulletin replaces Bulletin No. 13/1995.
The 20th Assembly of the International Maritime Organization ( IMO ) at its 20th session adopted the attached Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers (A20/Res. 862).
This Code has been developed by IMO to minimize losses of bulk carriers. The purpose of the Code is to assist persons responsible for the safe loading or unloading of bulk carriers to carry out their functions and to promote the safety of bulk carriers.
It is hereby recommended that all parties involved in the loading and unloading of bulk cargoes take the contents of the Code into consideration and become fully familiar with and include the use of these procedures in their operations. Furthermore, it is highly recommended that copies be made available to every ship, charterers and bulk loading or unloading terminal so that advice on operational procedures is readily available and respective responsibilities are identified.
Further attention is drawn to the new SOLAS CH VI amendments on carriage of cargoes, in particular regulation 7 that came into force internationally on July 1, 1998. See also attached Resolution MSC.47 (66) relevant parts.
The "Ship/Shore Safety Checklist" designed to ensure adequate cooperation between ship and terminal form part of this Code and therefore Ship Safety Bulletin number 13/95 is revoked.
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