Dry Bulk Operations

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

For international transport, UN number is considered to be the synonyms of the "dangerous good".

So if the cargo has a UN number, it is considered dangerous. If there is no UN number assigned to the cargo, the cargo is not considered dangerous.

But before I close my answer, there is on

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

Vetting inspections are not mandatory by statute or by law. But these inspections have become a necessity for operating a commercial ship.

The cargo owners, terminals and all other parties commercially involved with the ships want to make sure that they have a seaworthy and a safe ship.

Reviewing

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

Enhanced survey programme applies to bulk carriers and oil tankers irrespective of the age of the ship.

ESP provides the specific guidelines on how these ships need to be surveyed with respect to hull and structure of these ships.

While these inspection guidelines apply to new ships but the

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

On Chemical tanker, cargo density limitation (Load density as we call it), is available in the "procedures and arrangement manual" (P&A manual) of the vessel.

Apart from P&A manual and on other type of tankers, this information is also available in ship's trim and stability bo

Load line and draft survey hydrometers are a pure nonsense, because none of them reads density - details are explained in Open Letter to AMSA, NCB and USCG.

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