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Adoption of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code

    dd-mm-yyyy = Entry into force
Document MSC/Res.268(85) 02-07-2009
Amended by MSC/Res.318(89) 

 

01-01-2013

Amended by MSC/Res.354(92)

 

01-01-2015

THE MARITIME SAFETY COMMITTEE,

RECALLING Article 28(b) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Committee,

NOTING the adoption by the Committee of resolution MSC.193(79) on the Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes, 2004,

RECOGNIZING the need to provide a mandatory application of the agreed international standards for the carriage of solid bulk cargoes by sea,

NOTING ALSO resolution MSC.269(85) by which it adopted amendments to chapters VI and VII of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974, as amended (hereinafter referred to as "the Convention"), to make the provisions of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code mandatory under the Convention, HAVING CONSIDERED, at its eighty-fifth session, the text of the proposed International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code,

  1. ADOPTS the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code, the text of which is set out in the annex to the present resolution;

  2. NOTES that, under the aforementioned amendments to chapter VI of the Convention, future amendments to the IMSBC Code shall be adopted, brought into force and shall take effect in accordance with the provisions of article VIII of the Convention concerning the amendments procedures applicable to the Annex to the Convention other than chapter I thereof;

  3. INVITES Contracting Governments to the Convention to note that the IMSBC Code will take effect on 1 January 2011 upon entry into force of amendments to chapters VI and VII of the Convention;

  4. AGREES that Contracting Governments to the Convention may apply the IMSBC Code in whole or in part on a voluntary basis as from 1 January 2009;

  5. REQUESTS the Secretary-General to transmit certified copies of this resolution and its annex to all Contracting Governments to the Convention;

  6. FURTHER REQUESTS the Secretary-General to transmit copies of this resolution and its annex to all Members of the Organization which are not Contracting Governments to the Convention;

  7. RESOLVES that the annexed IMSBC Code supersedes the Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes, 2004, adopted by resolution MSC.193(79).

001 Foreword

The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS Convention), as amended, deals with various aspects of maritime safety and contains, in parts A and B of chapter VI and part A-1 of chapter VII, the mandatory provisions governing the carriage of solid bulk cargoes and the carriage of dangerous goods in solid form in bulk, respectively. These provisions are amplified in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code).

Detailed fire protection arrangements for ships carrying solid bulk cargoes are incorporated into chapter II-2 of the SOLAS Convention by regulations 10 and 19. Attention is drawn to regulation II-2/19.4 of the SOLAS Convention as amended. This provides for an appropriate document as evidence of compliance of construction and equipment with the requirements of regulation II-2/19 to be issued to ships constructed on or after 1 July 2002 and carrying dangerous goods in solid form in bulk as defined in regulation VII/7 of the Convention, except class 6.2 and class 7.

For:

  • cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage or over constructed on or after 1 September 1984 but before 1 July 2002; or

  • cargo ships of less than 500 gross tonnage constructed on or after 1 February 1992 but before 1 July 2002,

the requirements of regulation II-2/54 of SOLAS, 1974, as amended by resolutions MSC.1(XLV), MSC.6(48), MSC.13(57), MSC.22(59), MSC.24(60), MSC.27(61), MSC.31(63) and MSC.57(67), apply (see SOLAS regulation II-2/1.2).

For cargo ships of less than 500 gross tonnage constructed on or after 1 September 1984 and before 1 February 1992, it is recommended that Contracting Parties extend such application to these cargo ships as far as possible.

The problems involved in the carriage of bulk cargoes were recognized by the delegates to the 1960 International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea, but at that time it was not possible to frame detailed requirements, except for the carriage of grain. The Conference did recommend, however, in paragraph 55 of Annex D to the Convention, that an internationally acceptable code of safe practice for the shipment of bulk cargoes should be drawn up under the sponsorship of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This work was undertaken by the Organization's Sub-Committee on Containers and Cargoes and several editions of the Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes (BC Code) have been published, since the first edition in 1965. The Sub-Committee was expanded to include dangerous goods and is now called the Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers (DSC Sub-Committee).


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 a voyage and chemical reactions of cargoes. Therefore the primary aim of this Code is to facilitate the safe stowage and shipment of solid bulk cargoes by providing information on the dangers associated with the shipment of certain types of solid bulk cargoes and instructions on the procedures to be adopted when the shipment of solid bulk cargoes is contemplated. The requirements for the transport of grain are covered by the International Code for the Safe Carriage of Grain in Bulk (International Grain Code, 1991).

The IMSBC Code that was adopted by resolution MSC.268(85) was recommended to Governments for adoption or for use as the basis for national regulations in pursuance of their obligations under regulation of the SOLAS Convention, as amended. The Code is mandatory under the provision of the SOLAS Convention from 1 January 2011. However, some parts of the Code continue to be recommendatory or informative. It needs to be emphasized that, in the context of the language of the Code: the words "shall", "should" and "may", when used in the Code, mean that the relevant provisions are "mandatory", "recommendatory" and "optional", respectively. Observance of the Code harmonizes the practices and procedures to be followed and the appropriate precautions to be taken in the loading, trimming, carriage and discharge of solid bulk cargoes when transported by sea, ensuring compliance with the mandatory provisions of the SOLAS Convention.

The Code has undergone many changes, both in layout and content, in order to keep pace with the expansion and progress of industry. The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) is authorized by the Organization's Assembly to adopt amendments to the Code, thus enabling the IMO to respond promptly to developments in transport.

The MSC, at its eighty-fifth session, agreed that, in order to facilitate the safe transport of solid bulk cargoes, the provisions of the Code may be applied as from 1 January 2009 on a voluntary basis, pending their official entry into force on 1 January 2011 without any transitional period.
This is described in resolution MSC.268(85).

Section 01 General provisions

General provisions

1.1 Introductory note

1.1 Introductory note

1.1.1 It should be noted that other international and national regulations exist and that those regulations may recognize all or part of the provisions of this Code. In addition, port authorities and other bodies and organizations should recognize the Code and may use it as a basis for their storage and handling bye-laws within loading and discharge areas.

1.2 Cargoes listed in this Code

1.2 Cargoes listed in this Code

1.2.1 Typical cargoes currently shipped in bulk, together with advice on their properties and methods of handling, are given in the schedules for individual cargoes. However, these schedules are not exhaustive and the properties attributed to the cargoes are given only for guidance. Consequently, before loading, it is essential to obtain current valid information from the shipper on the physical and chemical properties of the cargoes presented for shipment. The shipper shall provide appropriate information about the cargo to be shipped (see section 4.2).

1.2.2 Where a solid bulk cargo is specifically listed in appendix 1 to this Code (individual schedules for solid bulk cargoes), it shall be transported in accordance with the provisions in its schedule in addition to the provisions in sections 1 to 10 and 11.1.1 of this Code. The master shall consider to consult the authorities at the ports of loading and discharge, as necessary, concerning the requirements which may be in force and applicable for the carriage.

1.3 Cargoes not listed in this Code

1.3 Cargoes not listed in this Code

1.3.1 If a solid cargo which is not listed in appendix 1 to this Code is proposed for carriage in bulk, the shipper shall, prior to loading, provide the competent authority of the port of loading with the characteristics and properties of the cargo in accordance with section 4 of this Code. Based on the information received, the competent authority will assess the acceptability of the cargo for safe shipment.

1.3.1.1 When it is assessed that the solid bulk cargo proposed for carriage may present hazards as those defined by group A or B of this Code as defined in 1.7, advice is to be sought from the competent authorities of the port of unloading and of the flag State. The three competent authorities will set the preliminary suitable conditions for the carriage of this cargo.

1.3.1.2 When it is assessed that the solid bulk cargo proposed for carriage presents no specific hazards for transportation, the carriage of this cargo shall be authorized. The competent authorities of the port of unloading and of the flag State shall be advised of that authorization.

1.3.2 The competent authority of the port of loading shall provide to the master a certificate stating the characteristics of the cargo and the required conditions for carriage and handling of this shipment. The competent authority of the port of loading shall also submit an application to the Organization, within one year from the issue of the certificate, to incorporate this solid bulk cargo into appendix 1 of this Code. The format of this application shall be as outlined in subsection 1.3.3.

1.3.3 Format for the properties of cargoes not listed in this Code and conditions of the carriage

Tentative bulk cargo shipping name (in capital letters)

DESCRIPTION (Describe the cargo)

CHARACTERISTICS (Fill the following table)

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
     

SIZE CLASS GROUP
     

HAZARD (Clarify the hazard of carriage of the cargo.)

(Determine the following types of requirements. If no requirement is necessary, write
"No special requirements".)

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION

HOLD CLEANLINESS

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS

LOADING

PRECAUTIONS

VENTILATION

CARRIAGE

DISCHARGE

CLEAN-UP

(Specify the emergency procedures for the cargo, if necessary.)

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE
MEDICAL FIRST AID

1.4 Application and implementation of this Code

1.4 Application and implementation of this Code

1.4.1 The provisions contained in this Code apply to all ships to which the SOLAS Convention, as amended, applies and that are carrying solid bulk cargoes as defined in regulation 2 of part A of chapter VI of the Convention.

1.4.2 Although this Code is legally treated as a mandatory instrument under the SOLAS Convention the following provisions of this Code remain recommendatory or informative:

Section 11 Security provisions (except subsection 11.1.1);
Section 12 Stowage factor conversion tables;
Section 13 References to related information and recommendations;
 

Appendices other than appendix 1 Individual schedules of solid bulk cargoes; and

The texts in the sections for "DESCRIPTION", "CHARACTERISTICS", "HAZARD"
and "EMERGENCY PROCEDURES" of individual schedules of solid bulk cargoes in appendix 1.

1.4.3 In certain parts of this Code, a particular action is prescribed, but the responsibility for carrying out the action has not been specifically assigned to any particular person. Such responsibility may vary according to the laws and customs of different countries and the international conventions into which these countries have entered. For the purpose of this  ode, it is not necessary to make this assignment, but only to identify the action itself. It remains the prerogative of each Government to assign this responsibility.

1.5 Exemptions and equivalent measures

1.5 Exemptions and equivalent measures

1.5.1 Where this Code requires that a particular provision for the transport of solid bulk cargoes shall be complied with, a competent authority or competent authorities (port State of departure, port State of arrival or flag State) may authorize any other provision by exemption if satisfied that such provision is at least as effective and safe as that required by this Code. Acceptance of an exemption authorized under this section by a competent authority not party to it is subject to the discretion of that competent authority. Accordingly, prior to any shipment covered by the exemption, the recipient of the exemption shall notify other competent authorities concerned.

1.5.2 Competent authority or competent authorities which have taken the initiative with respect to the exemption:

  1. shall send a copy of such exemption to the Organization, which shall bring it to the attention of the Contracting Parties to SOLAS; and

  2. shall take action to amend this Code to include the provisions covered by the exemption, as appropriate.

1.5.3 The period of validity of the exemption shall be not more than five years from the date of authorization. An exemption that is not covered under 1.5.2.2 may be renewed in accordance with the provisions of this section.

1.5.4 A copy of the exemption or an electronic copy thereof shall be maintained on board each ship transporting solid bulk cargoes in accordance with the exemption, as appropriate.

1.5.5 Contact information for the main designated national competent authorities concerned is given in the separate document issued by the Organization.

1.6 Conventions

1.6 Conventions

Parts A and B of chapter VI and part A-1 of chapter VII of the SOLAS Convention, as amended, deal with the carriage of solid bulk cargoes and the carriage of dangerous goods in solid form in bulk, respectively, and are reproduced in full:

1.7 Definitions

1.7 Definitions

For the purpose of this Code, unless expressly provided otherwise, the following definitions shall apply:

1.7.1 Angle of repose means the maximum slope angle of non-cohesive (i.e. free-flowing) granular material. It is measured as the angle between a horizontal plane and the cone slope of such material.


1.7.2 Bulk Cargo Shipping Name (BCSN) identifies a bulk cargo during transport by sea. When a cargo is listed in this Code, the Bulk Cargo Shipping Name of the cargo is identified by capital letters in the individual schedules or in the index. When the cargo is a dangerous good, as defined in the IMDG Code, as defined in regulation VII/1.1 of the SOLAS Convention, the Proper Shipping Name of that cargo is the Bulk Cargo Shipping Name.

1.7.3 Bulk density means the weight of solids, air and water per unit volume. Bulk density is expressed in kilograms per cubic metre (kg/m3), in general. The void spaces in the cargo may be filled with air and water.

1.7.4 Cargo space means any space in a ship designated for carriage of cargoes.

1.7.5 Cargoes which may liquefy means cargoes which contain a certain proportion of fine particles and a certain amount of moisture. They may liquefy if shipped with a moisture content in excess of their transportable moisture limit.

1.7.6 Cohesive material means materials other than non-cohesive materials.

1.7.7 Competent Authority means any national regulatory body or authority designated or otherwise recognized as such for any purpose in connection with this Code.

1.7.8 Concentrates means materials obtained from a natural ore by a process of enrichment or beneficiation by physical or chemical separation and removal of unwanted constituents.

1.7.9 Consignment means a solid bulk cargo presented by a shipper for transport.

1.7.10 Flow moisture point means the percentage moisture content (wet mass basis) at which a flow state develops under the prescribed method of test in a representative sample of the material (see paragraph 1 of appendix 2).

1.7.11 Flow state means a state occurring when a mass of granular material is saturated with liquid to an extent that, under the influence of prevailing external forces such as vibration, impaction or ships motion, it loses its internal shear strength and behaves as a liquid.

1.7.12 Group A consists of cargoes which may liquefy if shipped at a moisture content in excess of their transportable moisture limit.

1.7.13 Group B consists of cargoes which possess a chemical hazard which could give rise to a dangerous situation on a ship.

1.7.14 Group C consists of cargoes which are neither liable to liquefy (Group A) nor to possess chemical hazards (Group B).

1.7.15 High-density solid bulk cargo means a solid bulk cargo with a stowage factor of 0.56 m3/t or less.

1.7.16 IMDG Code means the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee of the Organization by resolution MSC.122 75), as may be amended by the Organization.

1.7.17 Incompatible materials means materials that may react dangerously when mixed. They are subject to the segregation requirements of subsection 9.3 and the schedules for individual cargoes classified in Group B.

1.7.18 International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code means the International Code for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities consisting of Part A (the provisions of which shall be treated as mandatory) and part B (the provisions of which shall be treated as recommendatory), as adopted, on 12 December 2002, by resolution 2 of the Conference of Contracting Governments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 as may be amended by the Organization.

1.7.19 Materials hazardous only in bulk (MHB) means materials which may possess chemical hazards when carried in bulk other than materials classified as dangerous goods in the IMDG Code.

1.7.20 Moisture content means that portion of a representative sample consisting of water, ice or other liquid expressed as a percentage of the total wet mass of that sample.

1.7.21 Moisture migration means the movement of moisture contained in a cargo by settling and consolidation of the cargo due to vibration and ship's motion. Water is progressively displaced, which may result in some portions or all of the cargo developing a flow state.

1.7.22 Non-cohesive material means dry materials that readily shift due to sliding during transport, as listed in appendix 3, paragraph 1, "Properties of dry bulk cargoes".

1.7.23 Representative test sample means a sample of sufficient quantity for the purpose of testing the physical and chemical properties of the consignment to meet specified requirements.

1.7.24 Shipper means any person by whom or in whose name, or on whose behalf, a contract of carriage of goods by sea has been concluded with a carrier, or any person by whom or in whose name, or on whose behalf, the goods are actually delivered to the carrier in relation to the contract of carriage by sea.

1.7.25 Solid bulk cargo means any cargo, other than a liquid or a gas, consisting of a combination of particles, granules or any larger pieces of material generally uniform in composition which is loaded directly into the cargo spaces of a ship without any intermediate form of containment.

1.7.26 Stowage factor means the figure which expresses the number of cubic metres which one tonne of cargo will occupy.

1.7.27 Transportable Moisture Limit (TML) of a cargo which may liquefy means the maximum moisture content of the cargo which is considered safe for carriage in ships not complying with the special provisions of subsection 7.3.2. It is determined by the test procedures, approved by a competent authority, such as those specified in paragraph 1 of appendix 2.

1.7.28 Trimming means any levelling of a cargo within a cargo space, either partial or total.

1.7.29 Ventilation means exchange of air from outside to inside a cargo space.

  1. Continuous Ventilation means ventilation that is operating at all times.
  2. Mechanical Ventilation means power-generated ventilation.
  3. Natural Ventilation means ventilation that is not power-generated.
  4. Surface Ventilation means ventilation of the space above the cargo.

Section 02 General loading, carriage and unloading precautions

General loading, carriage and unloading precautions

2.1 Cargo distribution

2.1 Cargo distribution

2.1.1 General

A number of accidents have occurred as a result of improper loading and unloading of solid bulk cargoes. It shall be noted that solid bulk cargoes have to be properly distributed throughout the ship to provide adequate stability and to ensure that the ship's structure is never overstressed. Furthermore, the shipper shall provide the master with adequate information about the cargo, as specified in section 4, to ensure that the ship is properly loaded.*

2.1.2 To prevent the structure being overstressed

A general cargo ship is normally constructed to carry cargoes in the range of 1.39 to 1.67 cubic metres per tonne when loaded to full bale and deadweight capacities. When loading a high-density solid bulk cargo, particular attention shall be paid to the distribution of weights to avoid excessive stresses, taking into account that the loading conditions may be different from those found normally and that improper distribution of such cargo may be capable of stressing either the structure under the load or the entire hull. To set out exact rules for the distribution of loading is not practicable for all ships because the structural arrangements of each vessel may vary greatly. The information on proper distribution of cargo may be provided in the ship's stability information booklet or may be obtained by the use of loading calculators, if available.

2.1.3 To aid stability

2.1.3.1 Having regard to regulation II-1/22.1 of SOLAS Convention, a stability information booklet shall be provided aboard all ships subject to the Convention. The master shall be able to calculate the stability for the anticipated worst conditions during the voyage as well as that on departure and demonstrate that the stability is adequate.

2.1.3.2 Shifting divisions and bins, of adequate strength, shall be erected whenever solid bulk cargoes, which are suspected of readily shifting, are carried in 'tween-deck cargo spaces or in only partially filled cargo spaces.

2.1.3.3 As far as practicable, high-density cargoes shall be loaded in the lower hold cargo spaces in preference to 'tween-deck cargo spaces.

2.1.3.4 When it is necessary to carry high-density cargoes in 'tween-decks or higher cargo spaces, due consideration shall be paid to ensure that the deck area is not overstressed and that the ship's stability is not reduced below the minimum acceptable level specified in the ship's stability data.


* Also refer to the Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers, adopted by the Organization by resolution A.862(20), as amended.

 

2.2 Loading and unloading

2.2 Loading and unloading

2.2.1 Cargo spaces shall be inspected and prepared for the particular cargo which is to be
loaded.*

2.2.2 Due consideration shall be paid to bilge wells and strainer plates, for which special preparation is necessary, to facilitate drainage and to prevent entry of the cargoes into the bilge system.

2.2.3 Bilge lines, sounding pipes and other service lines within the cargo space shall be in good order.

2.2.4 Because of the velocity at which some high-density solid bulk cargoes are loaded, special care may be necessary to protect cargo space fittings from damage. To sound bilges after the completion of loading may be effective to detect damage on cargo space fittings.

2.2.5 As far as practicable, ventilation systems shall be shut down or screened and air conditioning systems placed on recirculation during loading or discharge, to minimize dust ingress into the living quarters or other interior spaces.

2.2.6 Due consideration shall be paid to minimize the extent to which dust may come into contact with moving parts of deck machinery and external navigational aids.


* Refer to the Guidance to ships' crews and terminal personnel for bulk carrier inspections, adopted by the Organization by resolution A.866(20).

Section 03 Safety of personnel and ship

Safety of personnel and ship

3.1 General requirements

3.1 General requirements

3.1.1 Prior to and during loading, carriage and discharge of a solid bulk cargo, all necessary safety precautions shall be observed.

3.1.2 A copy of the instructions on emergency response and medical first aid* relevant to incidents involving dangerous goods in solid form in bulk shall be on board.


* Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods (MFAG) (MSC/Circ.857).

3.2 Poisoning, corrosive and asphyxiation hazards

3.2 Poisoning, corrosive and asphyxiation hazards

3.2.1 Some solid bulk cargoes are susceptible to oxidation, which may result in oxygen depletion, emission of toxic gases or fumes and self-heating. Some cargoes are not liable to oxidize but may emit toxic fumes, particularly when wet. There are also cargoes which, when wetted, are corrosive to skin, eyes and mucous membranes or to the ship's structure. When these cargoes are carried particular attention shall be paid to protection of personnel and the need for special precautions to be taken prior to loading and after unloading.

3.2.2 Appropriate attention shall be paid that cargo spaces and adjacent spaces may be depleted in oxygen or may contain toxic or asphyxiating gases, and that an empty cargo space or tank which has remained closed for some time may have insufficient oxygen to support life.

3.2.3 Many solid bulk cargoes are liable to cause oxygen depletion in a cargo space or tank. These include, but are not limited to, most vegetable products and forest products, ferrous metals, metal sulphide concentrates and coal cargoes.

3.2.4 Prior to entry into an enclosed space aboard a ship, appropriate procedures shall be followed taking into account the recommendations developed by the Organization.* It is to be noted that, after a cargo space or tank has been tested and generally found to be safe for entry, small areas may exist where oxygen is deficient or toxic fumes are still present.

3.2.5 When carrying a solid bulk cargo that is liable to emit a toxic or flammable gas, and/or cause oxygen depletion in the cargo space, the appropriate instrument(s) for measuring the concentration of gas and oxygen in the cargo space shall be provided.

3.2.6 Emergency entry into a cargo space shall be undertaken only by trained personnel wearing self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing and always under the supervision of a responsible officer.

 


* Refer to the Recommendations for entering enclosed spaces aboard ships, adopted by the Organization by resolution A.864(20), as amended.

 

3.3 Health hazards due to dust

3.3 Health hazards due to dust

To minimize the chronic and acute risks associated with exposure to the dust of some solid bulk cargoes, the need for a high standard of personal hygiene of those exposed to the dust cannot be overemphasized. Precautions, including the use of appropriate breathing protection, protective clothing, protective skin creams, adequate personal washing and laundering of outer clothing, shall be taken as necessary.

3.4 Flammable atmosphere

3.4 Flammable atmosphere

3.4.1 Dust of some solid bulk cargoes may constitute an explosion hazard, especially while  loading, unloading and cleaning. This risk can be minimized by ventilating to prevent the formation of a dust-laden atmosphere and by hosing down rather than sweeping.

3.4.2 Some cargoes may emit flammable gases in sufficient quantities to constitute a fire or explosion hazard. Where this is indicated in the cargo schedule in this Code or by the cargo information provided by the shipper, the cargo spaces shall be effectively ventilated as necessary. The atmosphere in the cargo spaces shall be monitored by means of an appropriate gas detector. Due consideration shall be paid to the ventilation and monitoring of the atmosphere in the enclosed spaces adjacent to the cargo spaces.

3.5 Ventilation

3.5 Ventilation

3.5.1 Unless expressly provided otherwise, when cargoes which may emit toxic gases are carried, the cargo spaces shall be provided with mechanical or natural ventilation; and, when cargoes which may emit flammable gases are carried, the cargo spaces shall be provided with mechanical ventilation.

3.5.2 If maintaining ventilation would endanger the ship or the cargo, it may be interrupted unless this would produce a risk of explosion.

3.5.3 When continuous ventilation is required by the schedule for the cargo in this Code or by the cargo information provided by the shipper, ventilation shall be maintained while the cargo is on board, unless a situation develops where ventilation would endanger the ship.

3.5.4 Ventilation openings shall be provided in holds intended for the carriage of cargoes that require continuous ventilation. Such openings shall comply with the requirements of the Load Line Convention as amended for openings not fitted with means of closure.

3.5.5 Ventilation shall be such that any escaping hazardous gases, vapours or dust cannot enter the accommodation or other interior spaces in hazardous concentrations. Due consideration shall be given to prevent escaping hazardous gases, vapours or dust from reaching enclosed work areas. Adequate precautions shall be taken to protect the personnel in these work areas.

3.5.6 When a cargo may heat spontaneously, ventilation other than surface ventilation shall not be applied. On no account shall air be directed into the body of the cargo.

3.6 Cargo under in-transit fumigation

3.6 Cargo under in-transit fumigation

Fumigation shall be performed based on the recommendations developed by the Organization.*


* Refer to the Recommendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships applicable to the fumigation of cargo holds (MSC.1/Circ.1264).

Section 04 Assessment of acceptability of consignments for safe shipment

Assessment of acceptability of consignments for safe shipment

4.1 Identification and classification

4.1 Identification and classification

4.1.1 Each solid bulk cargo in this Code has been assigned a Bulk Cargo Shipping Name (BCSN). When a solid bulk cargo is carried by sea it shall be identified in the transport documentation by the BCSN. The BCSN shall be supplemented with the United Nations (UN) number when the cargo is dangerous goods.

4.1.2 If waste cargoes are being transported for disposal, or for processing for disposal, the name of the cargoes shall be preceded by the word "WASTE".

4.1.3 Correct identification of a solid bulk cargo facilitates identification of the conditions  necessary to safely carry the cargo and the emergency procedures, if applicable.

4.1.4 Solid bulk cargoes shall be classified, where appropriate, in accordance with the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, part III. 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. In the absence of such test procedures, those properties of a solid bulk cargo shall be determined, as appropriate to that cargo, in accordance with the test procedures prescribed in appendix 2 to this Code.

4.2 Provision of information

4.2 Provision of information

4.2.1 The shipper shall provide the master or his representative with appropriate information on the cargo sufficiently in advance of loading to enable the precautions which may be necessary for proper stowage and safe carriage of the cargo to be put into effect.

4.2.2 Cargo information shall be confirmed in writing and by appropriate shipping documents prior to loading. The cargo information shall include:

  1. the BCSN when the cargo is listed in this Code. Secondary names may be used in addition to the BCSN;

  2. the cargo group (A and B, A, B or C);

  3. the IMO Class of the cargo, if applicable;

  4. the UN number preceded by letters UN for the cargo, if applicable;

  5. the total quantity of the cargo offered;

  6. the stowage factor;

  7. the need for trimming and the trimming procedures, as necessary;

  8. the likelihood of shifting, including angle of repose, if applicable;

  9. additional information in the form of a certificate on the moisture content of the cargo and its transportable moisture limit in the case of a concentrate or other cargo which may liquefy;

  10. likelihood of formation of a wet base (see subsection 7.2.3 of this Code);

  11. toxic or flammable gases which may be generated by cargo, if applicable;

  12. flammability, toxicity, corrosiveness and propensity to oxygen depletion of the cargo, if applicable;

  13. self-heating properties of the cargo, and the need for trimming, if applicable;

  14. properties on emission of flammable gases in contact with water, if applicable;

  15. radioactive properties, if applicable; and

  16. any other information required by national authorities.

4.2.3 Information provided by the shipper shall be accompanied by a declaration. An example of a cargo declaration form is set out in the next page. Another form may be used for cargo declaration. As an aid to paper documentation, Electronic Data Processing (EDP) or Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) techniques may be used.

 

FORM FOR CARGO INFORMATION

for Solid Bulk Cargoes

BCSN
Shipper Transport document number
Consignee Carrier
Name/means of transport

Port/place of departure
Instructions or other matters
General description of the cargo
(Type of material/particle size)
Gross mass (kg/tonnes)
Specifications of bulk cargo, if applicable:
Stowage factor:
Angle of repose, if applicable:
Trimming procedures:
Chemical properties if potential hazard*:
*e.g., Class & UN No. or "MHB"

Group of the cargo

Group A and B*
Group A*
Group B
Group C

* For cargoes which may liquefy (Group A
and Group A and B cargoes)

Transportable moisture limit

 

Moisture content at shipment

Relevant special properties of the cargo
(e.g., highly soluble in water)

Additional certificate(s)*
Certificate of moisture content and
       transportable moisture limit
Weathering certificate
Exemption certificate
Other (specify)

        * If required

DECLARATION
I hereby declare that the consignment is
fully and accurately described and that the
given test results and other specifications
are correct to the best of my knowledge and
belief and can be considered as
representative for the cargo to be loaded.

Name/status, company/organization of signatory

Place and date

Signature on behalf of shipper

 

 

4.3 Certificates of test

4.3 Certificates of test

4.3.1 To obtain the information required in 4.2.1 the shipper shall arrange for the cargo to be properly sampled and tested. The shipper shall provide the ship's master or his representative with the appropriate certificates of test, if required in this Code.

4.3.2 When a concentrate or other cargo which may liquefy is carried, the shipper shall provide the ship's master or his representative with a signed certificate of the TML, and a signed certificate or declaration of the moisture content. The certificate of TML shall contain, or be accompanied by the result of the test for determining the TML. The declaration of moisture content shall contain, or be accompanied by, a statement by the shipper that the moisture content is, to the best of his knowledge and belief, the average moisture content of the cargo at the time the declaration is presented to the master.

4.3.3 When a concentrate or other cargo which may liquefy is to be loaded into more than one cargo space of a ship, the certificate or the declaration of moisture content shall certify the moisture content of each type of finely grained material loaded into each cargo space. Notwithstanding this requirement, if sampling according to internationally or nationally accepted standard procedures indicates that the moisture content is uniform throughout the consignment, then one certificate or declaration of average moisture content for all cargo spaces is acceptable.

4.3.4 Where certification is required by the individual schedules for cargoes possessing chemical hazards, the certificate shall contain, or be accompanied by, a statement from the shipper that the chemical characteristics of the cargo are, to the best of his knowledge, those present at the time of the ship's loading.

4.4 Sampling procedures

4.4 Sampling procedures

4.4.1 Physical property tests on the consignment are meaningless unless they are conducted prior to loading on truly representative test samples.

4.4.2 Sampling shall be conducted only by persons who have been suitably trained in sampling procedures and who are under the supervision of someone who is fully aware of the properties of the consignment and also the applicable principles and practices of sampling.

4.4.3 Prior to taking samples, and within the limits of practicability, a visual inspection of the consignment which is to form the ship's cargo shall be carried out. Any substantial portions of material which appear to be contaminated or significantly different in characteristics or moisture content from the bulk of the consignment shall be sampled and analysed separately. Depending upon the results obtained in these tests, it may be necessary to reject those particular portions as unfit for shipment.

4.4.4 Representative samples shall be obtained by employing techniques which take the following factors into account:

  1. the type of material;

  2. the particle size distribution;

  3. composition of the material and its variability;

  4. the manner in which the material is stored, in stockpiles, rail wagons or other containers, and transferred or loaded by material-handling systems such as conveyors, loading chutes, crane grabs, etc.;

  5. the chemical hazards (toxicity, corrosivity, etc.);

  6. the characteristics which have to be determined: moisture content, TML, bulk density/stowage factor, angle of repose, etc.;

  7. variations in moisture distribution throughout the consignment which may occur due to weather conditions, natural drainage, e.g., to lower levels of stockpiles or containers, or other forms of moisture migration; and

  8. variations which may occur following freezing of the material.

4.4.5 Throughout the sampling procedures, utmost care shall be taken to prevent changes in quality and characteristics. Samples shall be immediately placed in suitable sealed containers which are properly marked.

4.4.6 Unless expressly provided otherwise, sampling for the test required by this Code shall follow an internationally or nationally accepted standard procedure.

 

4.5 Interval between sampling/testing

4.5 Interval between sampling/testing and loading for TML and moisture content determination

4.5.1 A test to determine the TML of a solid bulk cargo shall be conducted within six months to the date of loading the cargo. Notwithstanding this provision, where the composition or characteristics of the cargo are variable for any reason, a test to determine the TML shall be conducted again after it is reasonably assumed that such variation has taken place.

4.5.2 Sampling and testing for moisture content shall be conducted as near as practicable to the time of loading. If there has been significant rain or snow between the time of testing and
loading, check tests shall be conducted to ensure that the moisture content of the cargo is still less than its TML. The interval between sampling/testing and loading shall never be more than seven days.

4.5.3 Samples of frozen cargo shall be tested for the TML or the moisture content after the free moisture has completely thawed.

4.6 Sampling procedures for concentrate stockpiles

4.6 Sampling procedures for concentrate stockpiles

4.6.1 It is not practicable to specify a single method of sampling for all consignments since the character of the material and the form in which it is available will affect the selection of the procedure to be used. In the absence of internationally or nationally accepted standard sampling procedures, the following sampling procedures for concentrate stockpiles may be used to determine the moisture content and the TML of mineral concentrates. These procedures are not intended to replace sampling procedures, such as the use of automatic sampling, that achieve equal or superior accuracy of either moisture content or TML.

4.6.2 Sub-samples are taken in a reasonably uniform pattern, where possible from a levelled stockpile.

4.6.3 A plan of the stockpile is drawn and divided into areas, each of which contains approximately 125 t, 250 t or 500 t depending on the amount of concentrate to be shipped. Such a plan will indicate the number of sub-samples required and where each is to be taken. Each sub-sample taken is drawn from approximately 50 cm below the surface of the designated area.

4.6.4 The number of sub-samples and sample size are given by the competent authority or determined in accordance with the following scale:

Consignments of not more than 15,000 t:

One 200 g sub-sample is taken for each 125 t to be shipped.

Consignments of more than 15,000 but not more than 60,000 t:

One 200 g sub-sample is taken for each 250 t to be shipped.

Consignments of more than 60,000 t:

One 200 g sub-sample is taken for each 500 t to be shipped.

4.6.5 Sub-samples for moisture content determination are placed in sealed containers (such as plastic bags, cans or small metallic drums) immediately on withdrawal for conveyance to the testing laboratory, where they are thoroughly mixed in order to obtain a fully representative sample. Where testing facilities are not available at the testing site, such mixing is done under controlled conditions at the stockpile and the representative sample placed in a sealed container and shipped to the test laboratory.

4.6.6 Basic procedural steps include:

  1. identification of consignment to be sampled;

  2. determination of the number of individual sub-samples and representative samples, as described in 4.6.4, which are required;

  3. determination of the positions from which to obtain sub-samples and the method of combining such sub-samples to arrive at a representative sample;

  4. gathering of individual sub-samples and placing them in sealed containers;

  5. thorough mixing of sub-samples to obtain the representative sample; and

  6. placing the representative sample in a sealed container if it has to be shipped to a test laboratory.

4.7 Examples of standardized sampling procedures, for information

4.7 - Examples of standardized sampling procedures, for information

ISO 3082: 1998

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Iron ores - Sampling and sample preparation procedures

 

ISO 1988: 1975

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Hard coal - Sampling

 

ASTMD 2234-99

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Standard Practice for Collection of a Gross Sample of Coal

 

Australian Standards

 

 

AS 4264.1

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Coal and Coke-Sampling

 

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Part 1: Higher rank coal - Sampling Procedures

 

AS 1141 - Series

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Methods of sampling and testing aggregates

 

BS.1017:1989

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Methods of sampling coal and coke

 

BS 1017

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British Standard Part 1: 1989 methods of sampling of coal

 

BS 1017

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British Standard Part 2: 1994 methods of sampling of coal

 



Canadian Standard Sampling Procedure for Concentrate Stockpiles
European Communities Method of Sampling for the Control of Fertilizers

JIS M 8100 - Japanese General Rules for Methods of Sampling Bulk Materials
JIS M 8100: 1992 - Particulate cargoes - General Rules for Methods of Sampling
 
Polish Standard Sampling Procedure for:

Iron and Manganese Ores - Ref. No. PN-67/H-04000

Non-ferrous Metals -  Ref. No. PN-70/H-04900

Russian Federation Standard Sampling Procedure for the Determination of Moisture Content in Ore Concentrates.

4.8 Documentation required on board the ship carrying dangerous goods

4.8 Documentation required on board the ship carrying dangerous goods

4.8.1 Each ship carrying dangerous goods in solid form in bulk shall have a special list or manifest setting forth the dangerous goods on board and the location thereof, in accordance with SOLAS regulation VII/7-2.2. A detailed stowage plan, which identifies by class and sets out the location of all dangerous goods on board, may be used in place of such a special list or manifest.

4.8.2 When dangerous goods in solid form in bulk are carried appropriate instructions on emergency response to incidents involving the cargoes shall be on board.

4.8.3 Cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage and over constructed on or after 1 September 1984 and cargo ships of less than 500 gross tonnage constructed on or after 1 February 1992, subject to SOLAS regulation II-2/19.4 (or II-2/54.3), shall have a Document of compliance when carrying dangerous goods in solid form in bulk except class 6.2 and class 7.

Section 05 Trimming procedures

Trimming procedures

5.1 General provisions for trimming

5.1 General provisions for trimming

5.1.1 Trimming a cargo reduces the likelihood of the cargo shifting and minimizes the air entering the cargo. Air entering the cargo could lead to spontaneous heating. To minimize these risks, cargoes shall be trimmed reasonably level, as necessary.

5.1.2 Cargo spaces shall be as full as practicable without resulting in excessive loading on the bottom structure or 'tween-deck to prevent sliding of a solid bulk cargo. Due consideration shall be given to the amount of a solid bulk cargo in each cargo space, taking into account the possibility of shifting and longitudinal moments and forces of the ship. Cargo shall be spread as widely as practicable to the boundary of the cargo space. Alternate hold loading restrictions, as required by SOLAS chapter XII, may also need to be taken into account.

5.1.3 The master has the right to require that the cargo be trimmed level, where there is any concern regarding stability based upon the information available, taking into account the characteristics of the ship and the intended voyage.

5.2 Special provisions for multi-deck ships

5.2 Special provisions for multi-deck ships

5.2.1 When a solid bulk cargo is loaded only in lower cargo spaces, it shall be trimmed sufficiently to equalize the mass distribution on the bottom structure.

5.2.2 When solid bulk cargoes are carried in 'tween-decks, the hatchways of such 'tween-decks shall be closed in those cases where the loading information indicates an unacceptable level of stress of the bottom structure if the hatchways are left open. The cargo shall be trimmed reasonably level and shall either extend from side to side or be secured by additional longitudinal divisions of sufficient strength. The safe load-carrying capacity of the 'tween-decks shall be observed to ensure that the deck structure is not overloaded.

5.2.3 If coal cargoes are carried in 'tween decks, the hatchways of such 'tween-decks shall be tightly sealed to prevent air moving up through the body of the cargo in the 'tween decks.

5.3 Special provisions for cohesive bulk cargoes

5.3 Special provisions for cohesive bulk cargoes

5.3.1 All damp cargoes and some dry ones possess cohesion. For cohesive cargoes, the general provisions in subsection 5.1 shall apply.

5.3.2 The angle of repose is not an indicator of the stability of a cohesive bulk cargo and it is not included in the individual schedules for cohesive cargoes.

5.4 Special provisions for non-cohesive bulk cargoes

5.4 Special provisions for non-cohesive bulk cargoes

5.4.1 Non-cohesive bulk cargoes are those listed in paragraph 1 in appendix 3 and any other cargo not listed in the appendix, exhibiting the properties of a non-cohesive material.

5.4.2 For trimming purposes, solid bulk cargoes can be categorized as cohesive or non-cohesive. The angle of repose is a characteristic of non-cohesive bulk cargoes which is indicative of cargo stability and has been included in the individual schedules for non-cohesive cargoes. The angle of repose of the cargoes shall establish which provisions of this section apply. Methods for determining the angle of repose are given in section 6.

5.4.3 Non-cohesive bulk cargoes having an angle of repose less than or equal to 30º

These cargoes, which flow freely like grain, shall be carried according to the provisions applicable to the stowage of grain cargoes*. The bulk density of the cargo shall be taken into account when determining:

  1. the scantlings and securing arrangements of divisions and bin bulkheads; and

  2. the stability effect of free cargo surfaces.

5.4.4 Non-cohesive bulk cargoes having an angle of repose greater than 30° to 35° inclusive

These cargoes shall be trimmed according to the following criteria:

  1. the unevenness of the cargo surface measured as the vertical distance (h) between the highest and lowest levels of the cargo surface shall not exceed B/10, where B is the beam of the ship in metres, with a maximum allowable h = 1.5 m; or

  2. loading is carried out using trimming equipment approved by the competent authority.

5.4.5 Non-cohesive bulk cargoes having an angle of repose greater than 35°

These cargoes shall be trimmed according to the following criteria:

  1. the unevenness of the cargo surface measured as the vertical distance (h) between the highest and lowest levels of the cargo surface shall not exceed B/10, where B is the beam of the ship in metres, with a maximum allowable h = 2 m; or

  2. loading is carried out using trimming equipment approved by the competent authority.

 


 

* Reference is made to chapter VI of the SOLAS Convention, and the International Code  for the Safe Carriage of Grain in Bulk adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee of the Organization by resolution MSC.23(59).

Section 06 Methods of determining the angle of repose

Methods of determining the angle of repose

6.1 General

6.1 General

An angle of repose of a non-cohesive solid bulk material shall be measured by a method approved by the appropriate authority as required by section 4.1.4 of this Code.

6.1 Recommended test methods

6.2 Recommended test methods
There are various methods in use to determine the angle of repose for non-cohesive solid bulk materials. The recommended test methods are listed below:

6.2.1 Tilting box method
This laboratory test method is suitable for non-cohesive granular materials with a grain size not greater than 10 mm. A full description of the equipment and procedure is given in subsection 2.1 of appendix 2.

6.2.2 Shipboard test method
In the absence of a tilting box apparatus, an alternative procedure for determining the approximate angle of repose is given in subsection 2.2 of appendix 2.

Section 07 Cargoes which may liquefy

Cargoes which may liquefy

7.1 Introduction

7.1 Introduction

7.1.1 The purpose of this section is to bring to the attention of masters and others with responsibilities for the loading and carriage of bulk cargoes, the risks associated with liquefaction and the precautions to minimize the risk. Such cargoes may appear to be in a relatively dry granular state when loaded, and yet may contain sufficient moisture to become fluid under the stimulus of compaction and the vibration which occurs during a voyage.

7.1.2 A ship's motion may cause a cargo to shift sufficiently to capsize the vessel. Cargo shift can be divided into two types, namely, sliding failure or liquefaction consequence. Trimming the cargo in accordance with section 5 can prevent sliding failure.

7.1.3 Some cargoes which may liquefy may also heat spontaneously.

7.2 Conditions for hazards

7.2 Conditions for hazards

7.2.1 Group A cargoes contain a certain proportion of small particles and a certain amount of moisture. Group A cargoes may liquefy during a voyage even when they are cohesive and trimmed level. Liquefaction can result in cargo shift. This phenomenon may be described as follows:

  1. the volume of the spaces between the particles reduces as the cargo is compacted owing to the ship motion, etc.;

  2. the reduction in space between cargo particles causes an increase in water pressure in the space; and

  3. the increase in water pressure reduces the friction between cargo particles resulting in a reduction in the shear strength of the cargo.

7.2.2 Liquefaction does not occur when one of the following conditions is satisfied:

  1. the cargo contains very small particles. In this case particle movement is restricted by cohesion and the water pressure in spaces between cargo particles does not increase;

  2. the cargo consists of large particles or lumps. Water passes through the spaces between the particles and there is no increase in the water pressure. Cargoes which consist entirely of large particles will not liquefy;

  3. the cargo contains a high percentage of air and low moisture content. Any increase in the water pressure is inhibited. Dry cargoes are not liable to liquefy.

7.2.3 A cargo shift caused by liquefaction may occur when the moisture content exceeds the TML. Some cargoes are susceptible to moisture migration and may develop a dangerous wet base even if the average moisture content is less than the TML. Although the cargo surface may appear dry, undetected liquefaction may take place resulting in shifting of the cargo. Cargoes with high moisture content are prone to sliding, particularly when the cargo is shallow and subject to large heel angles.

7.2.4 In the resulting viscous fluid state cargo may flow to one side of the ship with a roll but not completely return with a roll the other way. Consequently the ship may progressively reach a dangerous heel and capsize quite suddenly.

7.3 Provisions for cargoes which may liquefy

7.3 Provisions for cargoes which may liquefy

7.3.1.1 Concentrates or other cargoes which may liquefy shall only be accepted for loadingwhen the actual moisture content of the cargo is less than its TML. Notwithstanding this provision, such cargoes may be accepted for loading on specially constructed or fitted cargo ships even when their moisture content exceeds the TML.

7.3.1.2 Cargoes which contain liquids other than packaged canned goods or the like shall not be stowed in the same cargo space above or adjacent to these solid bulk cargoes.

7.3.1.3 Adequate measures shall be taken to prevent liquids entering the cargo space in which these solid bulk cargoes are stowed during the voyage.

7.3.1.4 Masters shall be cautioned about the possible danger of using water to cool these cargoes while the ship is at sea. Introducing water may bring the moisture content of these cargoes to a flow state. When necessary, due regard shall be paid to apply water in the form of a spray.

7.3.2 Specially constructed or fitted cargo ships

7.3.2.1 Cargoes having a moisture content in excess of the TML shall only be carried in specially constructed cargo ships or in specially fitted cargo ships.

7.3.2.2 Specially constructed cargo ships shall have permanent structural boundaries, so arranged as to confine any shift of cargo to an acceptable limit. The ship concerned shall carry evidence of approval by the Administration.

7.3.2.3 Specially fitted cargo ships shall be fitted with specially designed portable divisions to confine any shift of cargo to an acceptable limit. Specially fitted cargo ships shall be in compliance with the following requirements:

  1. The design and positioning of such special arrangements shall adequately provide not only the restraint of the immense forces generated by the flow movement of high-density bulk cargoes, but also for the need to reduce to an acceptable safe level the potential heeling movements arising out of a transverse cargo flow across the cargo space. Divisions provided to meet these requirements shall not be constructed of wood.

  2. The elements of the ship's structure bounding such cargo shall be strengthened, as necessary.

  3. The plan of special arrangements and details of the stability conditions on which the design has been based shall have been approved by the Administration. The ship concerned shall carry evidence of approval by the Administration.

7.3.2.4 A submission made to an Administration for approval of such a ship shall include:

  1. relevant structural drawings, including scaled longitudinal and transverse sections;

  2. stability calculations, taking into account loading arrangements and possible cargo shift, showing the distribution of cargo and liquids in tanks, and of cargo which may become fluid; and

  3. any other information which may assist the Administration in the assessment of the submission.

Section 08 Test procedures for cargoes which may liquefy

Test procedures for cargoes which may liquefy

8.1 General

8.1 General

For a Group A cargo, the actual moisture content and transportable moisture limit shall be determined in accordance with a procedure determined by the appropriate authority as required by section 4.1.4 of this Code, unless the cargo is carried in a specially constructed or fitted ship.

8.2 Test procedures for measurement of moisture content

8.2 Test procedures for measurement of moisture content

There are recognized international and national methods for determining moisture content for various materials. Reference is made to paragraph 1.1.4.4 of appendix 2.

8.3 Methods for determining transportable moisture limit

8.3 Methods for determining transportable moisture limit

The recommended methods for determining transportable moisture limit are given in appendix 2.

8.4 Complementary test procedure for determining the possibility of liquefaction

8.4 Complementary test procedure for determining the possibility of liquefaction

A ship's master may carry out a check test for approximately determining the possibility of flow on board ship or at the dockside by the following auxiliary method:

Half fill a cylindrical can or similar container (0.5 to 1 litre capacity) with a sample of the material. Take the can in one hand and bring it down sharply to strike a hard surface such as a solid table from a height of about 0.2 m. Repeat the procedure 25 times at one- or two-second intervals. Examine the surface for free moisture or fluid conditions. If free moisture or a fluid condition appears, arrangements should be made to have additional laboratory tests conducted on the material before it is accepted for loading.

Section 09 Materials possessing chemical hazards

Materials possessing chemical hazards

9.1 General

9.1 General

Solid bulk cargoes which may possess a chemical hazard during transport, because of their chemical nature or properties, are in Group B. Some of these materials are classified as dangerous goods and others are materials hazardous only in bulk (MHB). It is essential to obtain current, valid information about the physical and chemical properties of the cargoes to be shipped in bulk, prior to loading.

9.2 Hazard classification

9.2 Hazard classification

9.2.1 The classification of materials possessing chemical hazards and intended to be shipped in bulk under the requirements of this Code shall be in accordance with 9.2.2 and 9.2.3.

9.2.2 Classification of dangerous goods
SOLAS regulation VII/7 defines dangerous goods in solid form in bulk. For the purpose of this Code, dangerous goods shall be classified in accordance with part 2 of the IMDG Code.

9.2.2.1 Class 4.1: Flammable solids
The materials in this class are readily combustible solids and solids which may cause fire through friction.

9.2.2.2 Class 4.2: Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
The materials in this class are materials, other than pyrophoric materials, which, in contact with air without energy supply, are liable to self-heating.

9.2.2.3 Class 4.3: Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases
The materials in this class are solids which, by interaction with water, are liable to become spontaneously flammable or to give off flammable gases in dangerous quantities.

9.2.2.4 Class 5.1: 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.

9.2.2.5 Class 6.1: Toxic substances
The materials in this class are materials liable either to cause death or serious injury or to harm human health if swallowed or inhaled, or by skin contact.

9.2.2.6 Class 7: Radioactive material
The materials in this class are any materials containing radionuclides where both the activity concentration and the total activity in the consignment exceed the values specified in 2.7.7.2.1 to 2.7.7.2.6 of the IMDG Code.

9.2.2.7 Class 8: Corrosive substances
The materials in this class are materials which, by chemical action, will cause severe damage when in contact with living tissue or will materially damage, or even destroy, other goods or the means of transport.

9.2.2.8 Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles
The materials in this class are materials and articles which, during transport, present a danger not covered by other classes.

9.2.3 Materials hazardous only in bulk (MHB)
These are materials which may possess chemical hazards when transported in bulk other than materials classified as dangerous goods in the IMDG Code.

9.3 Stowage and segregation requirements

Stowage and segregation requirements

Section 10 Carriage of solid wastes in bulk

Carriage of solid wastes in bulk

10.1 Preamble

10.1 Preamble

10.1.1 The transboundary movement of wastes represents a threat to human health and to the environment.

10.1.2 Wastes shall be carried in accordance with the relevant international recommendations and conventions and in particular, where it concerns transport in bulk by sea, with the provisions of this Code.

10.2 Definitions

10.2 Definitions

10.2.1 Wastes, for the purpose of this section, means solid bulk cargoes containing or contaminated with one or more constituents which are subject to the provisions of this Code applicable to cargoes of classes 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 8 or 9 for which no direct use is envisaged but which are carried for dumping, incineration or other methods of disposal.

10.2.2 Transboundary movement of waste means any shipment of wastes from an area under the national jurisdiction of one country to or through an area under the national jurisdiction of another country, or to or through an area not under the national jurisdiction of any country provided at least two countries are involved in the movement.

10.3 Applicability

10.3 Applicability

10.3.1 The provisions of this section are applicable to the transport of wastes in bulk by ships and shall be considered in conjunction with all other provisions of this Code.

10.3.2 Solid cargoes containing or contaminated with radioactive materials shall be subject to the provisions applicable to the transport of radioactive materials and shall not be considered as wastes for the purposes of this section.

10.4 Transboundary movements under the Basel Convention

10.4 Transboundary movements under the Basel Convention*

Transboundary movement of wastes shall be permitted to commence only when:

  1. notification has been sent by the competent authority of the country of origin, or by the generator or exporter through the channel of the competent authority of the country of origin, to the country of final destination; and

  2. the competent authority of the country of origin, having received the written consent of the country of final destination stating that the wastes will be safely incinerated or treated by other methods of disposal, has given authorization for the movement.

* Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (1989).

10.5 Documentation

10.5 Documentation

In addition to the required documentation for the transport of solid bulk cargoes all transboundary movements of wastes shall be accompanied by a waste movement document from the point at which a transboundary movement commences to the point of disposal. This document shall be available at all times to the competent authorities and to all persons involved in the management of waste transport operations.

10.6 Classification of wastes

10.6 Classification of wastes

10.6.1 A waste containing only one constituent which is a cargo subject to the provisions of this Code applicable to cargoes of classes 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 8 or 9 shall be regarded as being that particular cargo. If the concentration of the constituent is such that the waste continues to present a hazard inherent in the constituent itself, it shall be classified as the class applicable to that constituent.

10.6.2 A waste containing two or more constituents which are cargoes subject to the provisions of this Code applicable to cargoes of classes 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 8 or 9 shall be classified under the applicable class in accordance with their dangerous characteristics and properties as described in 10.6.3 and 10.6.4.

10.6.3 The classification according to dangerous characteristics and properties shall be carried out as follows:

  1. determination of the physical and chemical characteristics and physiological properties by measurement or calculation followed by classification according to the criteria applicable to the constituents; or

  2. if the determination is not practicable, the waste shall be classified according to the constituent presenting the predominant hazard.

10.6.4 In determining the predominant hazard, the following criteria shall be taken into account:

  1. if one or more constituents fall within a certain class and the waste presents a hazard inherent in these constituents, the waste shall be included in that class; or

  2. if there are constituents falling under two or more classes, the classification of the waste shall take into account the order of precedence applicable to cargoes with multiple hazards set out in the IMDG Code.

10.7 Stowage and handling of wastes

10.7 Stowage and handling of wastes

Wastes shall be stowed and handled in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 9 of this Code and with any additional provisions included in the individual schedules for cargoes in Group B applicable to the constituents presenting the hazards.

10.8 Segregation

10.8 Segregation

Wastes shall be segregated in accordance with the provisions of 9.3.3 and 9.3.4, as appropriate.

10.9 Accident procedures

10.9 Accident procedures

In the event that, during transport, a waste will constitute a danger for the carrying ship or the environment, the master shall immediately inform the competent authorities of the countries of origin and destination and receive advice on the action to be taken.

Section 11 Security provisions

Security provisions

11.1 General provisions for companies, ships and port facilities

11.1 General provisions for companies, ships and port facilities

11.1.1 The relevant provisions of chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74, as amended, and of part A of the ISPS Code shall apply to companies, ships and port facilities both engaged in the handling and transport of solid bulk cargoes and to which regulation XI-2 of SOLAS 74, as amended, applies, taking into account the guidance given in part B of the ISPS Code.

11.1.2 Due regard should be given to the security-related provisions of the ILO/IMO Code of practice on security in ports and the IMDG Code, as appropriate.

11.1.3 Any shore-based company personnel, ship-based personnel and port facility personnel engaged in the handling and transport of bulk cargoes should be aware of any security requirements for such cargoes, in addition to those specified in the ISPS Code, and commensurate with their responsibilities.

11.1.4 The training of the company security officer, shore-based company personnel having specific security duties, port facility security officer and port facility personnel having specific duties, engaged in the handling and transport of bulk cargoes, should also include elements of security awareness related to the nature of those cargoes, for example where such cargoes are materials hazardous only in bulk.

11.1.5 All shipboard personnel and port facility personnel who are not mentioned in subsection 11.1.4 and are engaged in the transport of bulk cargoes should be familiar with the provisions of the relevant security plans related to those cargoes, commensurate with their responsibilities.

11.2 General provisions for shore-side personnel

11.2 General provisions for shore-side personnel

11.2.1 For the purpose of this subsection, shore-side personnel covers individuals such as those who:

  • prepare transport documents for bulk cargoes;
  • offer bulk cargoes for transport;
  • accept bulk cargoes for transport;
  • handle bulk cargoes;
  • prepare bulk cargoes' loading/stowage plans;
  • load/unload bulk cargoes into/from ships; and
  • enforce or survey or inspect for compliance with applicable rules and regulations; or
  • are otherwise involved in the handling and transport of bulk cargoes as determined by the competent authority.

However, the provisions of subsection 11.2 do not apply to:

  • the company security officer and appropriate shore-based personnel mentioned in section A/13.1 of the ISPS Code;
  • the ship security officer and the shipboard personnel mentioned in sections A/13.2 and A/13.3 of the ISPS Code; and
  • the port facility security officer, the appropriate port facility security personnel and the port facility personnel having specific security duties mentioned in sections A/18.1 and A/18.2 of the ISPS Code.


For the training of those officers and personnel, refer to the ISPS Code.

11.2.2 Shore-side personnel engaged in transport by sea of bulk cargoes should consider security provisions for the transport of bulk cargoes commensurate with their responsibilities.

11.2.3 Security training

11.2.3.1 The training of shore-side personnel should also include elements of security awareness, the need to control access to cargoes and ships, and general guidance on the types of bulk cargoes of security significance.

11.2.3.2 Security awareness training should address the nature of security risks, recognizing security risks, methods to address and reduce risks and actions to be taken in the event of a security breach. It should include awareness of security plans (if appropriate, refer to subsection 11.3), commensurate with the responsibilities of individuals and their part in implementing security plans.

11.2.3.3 Such training should be provided or verified upon employment in a position involving
transport of bulk cargoes by sea and should be periodically supplemented with retraining.

11.2.3.4 Records of all security training undertaken should be kept by the employer and made available to the employee if requested.

11.3 Provisions for high consequence solid bulk cargoes

11.3 Provisions for high consequence solid bulk cargoes

11.3.1 For the purposes of this subsection, high consequence solid bulk cargoes with high potential security implications are those which have the potential for misuse in an unlawful act and which may, as a result, produce serious consequences such as mass casualties or mass destruction, for example, Class 5.1 ammonium nitrate UN 1942 and ammonium nitrate fertilizers UN 2067.

11.3.2 The provisions of this subsection do not apply to ships and to port facilities  (see the ISPS Code for ship security plan and for port security plan).

11.3.3 Consignors and others engaged in the transport of solid bulk cargoes with high potential security implications should adopt, implement and comply with a security plan that addresses at least the elements specified in subsection 11.3.4.

11.3.4 The security plan should comprise at least the following elements:

  1. specific allocation of responsibilities for security to competent and qualified persons with appropriate authority to carry out their responsibilities;

  2. records of bulk cargoes with high potential security implications or types of bulk cargoes with high potential security implications transported;

  3. review of current operations and assessment of vulnerabilities, including intermodal transfer, temporary transit storage, handling and distribution, as appropriate;

  4. clear statements of measures, including training, policies (including response to higher threat conditions, new employee/employment verification, etc.), operating practices (e.g., choice/use of routes where known, control of access to ships, bulk cargo storage and loading areas, proximity to vulnerable infrastructure, etc.), equipment and resources that are to be used to reduce security risks;

  5. effective and up-to-date procedures for reporting and dealing with security threats, breaches of security or security-related incidents;

  6. procedures for the evaluation and testing of security plans and procedures for periodic review and update of the plans;

  7. measures to ensure the security of transport information contained in the plan; and

  8. measures to ensure that the distribution of transport information is limited as far as possible.

Introductory note

Introductory note

The provisions of this section address the security of bulk cargoes in transport by sea. It should be borne in mind that some substances shipped as bulk cargo may, through their intrinsic nature, or when shipped in combination with other substances, be used as constituents for, or enhance the effect of, weapons used in the commission of unlawful acts. (It should also be borne in mind that ships used to carry bulk cargoes may also be used as a means to transport unauthorized weapons, incendiary devices or explosives, irrespective of the nature of the cargo carried.) National competent authorities may apply additional security provisions, which should be considered when offering or transporting bulk cargoes. The provisions of this chapter remain recommendatory except subsection 11.1.1.

Section 12 Stowage factor conversion tables

Stowage factor conversion tables

12.1 Stowage factor conversion tables

12.1 Stowage factor conversion tables

Cubic metres per metric tonne to cubic feet per long ton (2240 lb, 1016 kg)

Factor: 1 m3/t = 35.87 ft3/ton (rounded to the nearest hundredth of a ft3/ton)

m3/t 0.00 0.01 0.02 0.03 0.04 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.09
0.0 - 0.36 0.72 1.08 1.43 1.79 2.15 2.51 2.87 3.23
0.1 3.59 3.95 4.30 4.66 5.02 5.38 5.74 6.10 6.46 6.82
0.2 7.17 7.53 7.89 8.25 8.61 8.97 9.33 9.68 10.04 10.40
0.3 10.76 11.12 11.48 11.84 12.20 12.55 12.91 13.27 13.63 13.99
0.4 14.35 14.71 15.07 15.42  15.78 16.14 16.50 16.86 17.22 17.58
0.5 17.94 18.29 18.65 19.01 19.37 19.73 20.09 20.45 20.80 21.16
0.6  21.52   21.88 22.24 22.60 22.96 23.32 23.67 24.03 24.39 24.75
0.7 25.11 25.47 25.83 26.19 26.54 26.90 27.26 27.62 27.98 28.34
0.8    28.70     29.05 29.41 29.77 30.13 30.49 30.85 31.21 31.57 31.92
0.9 32.28  32.64 33.00 33.36 33.72 34.08 34.44 34.79 35.15 35.51
1.0 35.87  36.23 36.59 36.95 37.31 37.66 38.02 38.38 38.74 39.10
1.1  39.46   39.82 40.17 40.53 40.89 41.25 41.61 41.97 42.33 42.69
1.2 43.04  43.40 43.76 44.12 44.48 44.84 45.20 45.56 45.91 46.27
1.3 46.63  46.90 47.35 47.71 48.07 48.43 48.78 49.14 49.50 49.86
1.4 50.22   50.58 50.94 51.29 51.65 52.01 52.37 52.73 53.09 53.45
1.5 53.81   54.16 54.52 54.88 55.24 55.60 55.96 56.32 56.67 57.03
1.6 57.39   57.75 58.11 58.47 58.83 59.19 59.54 59.90 60.26 60.62

ft3/ton

12.2 Stowage factor conversion table

12.2 Stowage factor conversion table

Cubic feet per long ton (ft3/ton) (2240 lb, 1016 kg) to cubic metres per metric tonne (m3/t) (2204 lb, 1000 kg)

Factor: 1 ft3/ton = 0.02788 m3/t (rounded to the nearest ten thousandth of a m3/t)

ft3/ton 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0 - 0.0279 0.0558 0.0836 0.1115 0.1394 0.1676 0.1952 0.2230 0.2509
10 0.2788 0.3067  0.3346  0.3624  0.3903  0.4182 0.4461 0.4740 0.5018  0.5297
20  0.5576 0.5855 0.6134 0.6412 0.6691 0.6970 0.7249 0.7528 0.7806 0.8085
30  0.8364 0.8643 0.8922 0.9200 0.9479 0.9758 1.0037 1.0316 1.0594 1.0873
40 1.1152 1.1431 1.1710 1.1988 1.2267 1.2546 1.2825 1.3104 1.3382 1.3661
50  1.3940 1.4219 1.4498 1.4776 1.5055 1.5334 1.5613 1.5892 1.6170 1.6449
60 1.6728 1.7007 1.7286 1.7564 1.7843 1.8122 1.8401 1.8680 1.8958 1.9237
70 1.9516 1.9795 2.0074 2.0352 2.0631 2.0910 2.1189 2.1468 2.1746 2.2025
80 2.2304 2.2583 2.2862 2.3140 2.3419 2.3698 2.3977 2.4256 2.4534 2.4818
90  2.5092 2.5371 2.5650 2.5928 2.6207 2.6486 2.6765 2.7044 2.7322 2.7601
100 2.7880 2.8159 2.8438 2.8716 2.8995 2.9274 2.9553 2.9832 3.0110 3.0389

m3/t

Section 13 References to related information and recommendations

References to related information and recommendations

13.1 General

13.1 General

This section lists the references to the IMO instruments relevant to the requirements in this Code. It should be noted that this listing is not exhaustive.

13.2 Reference list*

13.2 Reference list*

The references to the subsections in this Code, references to the relevant IMO instruments and subjects are in the following tables. Column 1 contains the references to the subsection numbers in this Code. Column 2 contains the references to the relevant IMO Instruments. Column 3 identifies the relevant subjects.

Reference to subsections
in this Code (1)
Reference to the relevant
IMO instruments (2)
Subject
(3)
 

 

13.2.1 Dangerous goods and classification

9.2 IMDG Code (SOLAS VII/1.1)
SOLAS VII/1.2
Classification of dangerous goods


13.2.2
Stability

2.1.3 SOLAS II-1/22 Stability information
2.1.3 SOLAS VI/6.1 Stability information
2.1.3 SOLAS VI/7.2.1 Stability information
2.1.3 SOLAS VI/7.4 Loading and trimming of bulk cargoes
2.1.3 SOLAS XII/8 Stability information


13.2.3
Fire-extinguishing arrangements

General
Group B
SOLAS II-2/10.7 Fire-extinguishing arrangements in cargo spaces
General
FSS Code, chapter 9 Fixed fire detection and fire alarm systems
General
FSS Code, chapter 10 Sample extraction smoke detection systems
Group B SOLAS II-2/19 Special requirements for ships carrying dangerous
goods
Group A, B, and
C
MSC/Circ.1146 List of solid bulk cargoes for which a fixed gas
fire-extinguishing system may be exempted
 

13.2.4 Ventilation

General
Group B
International Convention on
Load Lines 1966, Annex I,
regulation 19
Ventilation openings
General
Group B
SOLAS II-2/9.7 Ventilation systems
General
Group B
SOLAS II-2/19.3.4 Ventilation for ships carrying dangerous goods
 

13.2.5 Personnel protection

General
Group B
IMO/WHO/ILO Medical First Aid Guide
for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous
Goods (MFAG)
First aid measures
General
Group B
SOLAS II-2/10.10 and FSS Code, chapter 3 Fire-fighter's outfits
General
Group B
SOLAS II-2/19.3.6.1 and FSS Code,
chapter 3
Protective clothing
General
Group B
SOLAS II-2/19.3.6.2 and FSS Code,
chapter 3
Self-contained breathing apparatus
 

13.2.6 Gas detection

General SOLAS VI/3 Oxygen analysis and gas detection equipment
General Recommendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships applicable to the fumigation of cargo holds (MSC.1/Circ.1264), section 3 Gas detection equipment for fumigation

 

13.2.7 Minimum information/documentation

4.8.3 SOLAS II-2/19.4 Document of compliance for carriage of dangerous goods
4.2 SOLAS VI/2 Cargo information

4.2

SOLAS XII/10
SOLAS XII/8
Density of bulk cargoes
Cargo restrictions and other information
4.2 SOLAS VI/7.2 Stability and other information on ships
4.2 SOLAS VII/7-2 Documentation for solid bulk dangerous goods
 

13.2.8 Insulation of machinery space boundaries

Group B SOLAS II-2/3.2, 3.4, 3.10 Definitions of "A", "B" and "C" class divisions
Group B SOLAS II-2/9.2 Fire integrity of bulkheads and decks
Group B SOLAS II-2/19.3.8 Insulation requirement ("A-60")
 

13.2.9 Fumigation

3.6 Recommendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships applicable to the fumigation of cargo holds (MSC.1/Circ.1264), section 3 Fumigation, application of fumigation, fumigants, safety precautions
3.6 SOLAS VI/4 Use of pesticides in ships
 

 

13.2.10 Segregation

9.3 SOLAS VII/7-3 Stowage and segregation requirement
9.3.3 IMDG Code, chapter 7.2.6 Segregation between bulk materials possessing chemical hazards and dangerous goods in packaged form

 

13.2.11 Transport of solid wastes in bulk

10.4 Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (1989) Permitted transboundary movement of wastes
10.6 IMDG Code, chapter 7.8.4 Classification of wastes

 

13.2.12 Entering enclosed spaces

3.2.4 Resolution A.864(20),
5 December 1997
Recommendations for entering enclosed spaces aboard ships
 

 

13.2.13 Avoidance of excessive stresses

2.1.2 SOLAS XII/5 and 6 Structural strength
2.1.2 SOLAS XII/11 Loading instrument

 


* A reference to a provision in the SOLAS Convention is given in the form chapter/regulation. For example, SOLAS regulation II-1/22 means regulation 22 in chapter II-1 of the Convention.

Appendix 01 Individual schedules of solid bulk cargoes

Individual schedules of Solid Bulk Cargoes

Alfalfa

Alfalfa

DESCRIPTION
Material derived from dried alfalfa grass. Shipped in the form of meal, pellets, etc.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 508 to 719 1.39 to 1.97
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Fine powder Not applicable C

HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. Prior to loading of this cargo, a certificate shall be provided by a competent authority or shipper stating that the material as shipped does not meet the requirements for seed cake. Shipments which do meet the oil and moisture criteria for SEED CAKE shall comply with the requirements for SEED CAKE (a) UN 1386, SEED CAKE (b) UN 1386 or SEED CAKE UN 2217.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Alumina

Alumina

DESCRIPTION
Alumina is a fine, white odourless powder with little or no moisture. Insoluble in organic liquids. Moisture content: 0% to 5%. If wet, alumina is unpumpable. This cargo is insoluble in water.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 781 to 1087 0.92 to 1.28
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Fine Powder Not applicable C

HAZARD
Alumina dust is very abrasive and penetrating. Irritating to eyes and mucous membranes. This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
The water used for the cleaning of the cargo spaces, after discharge of this cargo, shall not be pumped by the fixed bilge pumps. A portable pump shall be used, as necessary, to clear the cargo spaces of the water.

Alumina Silica

Alumina Silica

DESCRIPTION
White, consists of alumina and silica crystals. Low moisture content (1% to 5%).
Lumps 60%.
Coarse grained powder - 40%. This cargo is insoluble in water.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1429 0.70
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
The water used for the cleaning of the cargo spaces, after discharge of this cargo, shall not be pumped by the fixed bilge pumps. A portable pump shall be used, as necessary, to clear the cargo spaces of the water.

Alumina Silica, Pellets

Alumina Silica, Pellets

DESCRIPTION
White to off-white. No moisture content.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1190 to 1282

0.78 to 0.84

SIZE CLASS GROUP
Length: 6.4 mm to 25.4 mm
Diameter: 6.4 mm
Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Alumina hydrate

Alumina hydrate

DESCRIPTION
Alumina hydrate is a fine, moist, white (light coloured), odourless powder. Insoluble in water and organic liquids.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 500 to 1,500 0.67 to 2.0
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Fine powder MHB A and B


HAZARD
This cargo may liquefy if shipped at moisture content in excess of its Transportable Moisture Limit (TML). See sections 7 and 8 of the Code. Alumina Hydrate dust is very abrasive and penetrating. Irritating to eyes, skin and mucous membranes. This cargo is non-combustible or has low fire-risks.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Separated from oxidizing materials.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
When a cargo is carried in a ship other than a specially constructed or fitted cargo ship complying with the requirements in subsection 7.3.2 of this Code, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  1. the moisture content of the cargo shall be kept less than its TML during loading operations and the voyage;

  2. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, the cargo shall not be handled during precipitation;

  3. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, during handling of the cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which the cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed;

  4. the cargo may be handled during precipitation under the conditions stated in the procedures required in subsection 4.3.3 of this Code; and

  5. the cargo in a cargo space may be discharged during precipitation provided that the total amount of the cargo in the cargo space is to be discharged in the port.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo. Bilge system of a cargo space to which this cargo is to be loaded shall be tested to ensure it is working. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
The appearance of the surface of this cargo shall be checked regularly during voyage. If free water 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.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
The water used for the cleaning of the cargo spaces, after discharge of this cargo, shall not be pumped by the fixed bilge pumps. A portable pump shall be used, as necessary, to clear the cargo spaces of the water.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, coveralls, headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Nil (non-combustible)

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Alumina, calcined

Alumina, calcined

DESCRIPTION
Light to dark grey in colour. No moisture content. This cargo is insoluble in water.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1639 0.61
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Small particles and lumps Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
The water used for the cleaning of the cargo spaces, after discharge of this cargo, shall not be pumped by the fixed bilge pumps. A portable pump shall be used, as necessary, to clear the cargo spaces of the water.

Aluminium Ferrosilicon powder UN 1395

Aluminium Ferrosilicon powder UN 1395

DESCRIPTION
Fine powder or briquettes.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable - -
SIZE CLASS SUBSIDIARY
RISK
GROUP
Not applicable 4.3 6.1 B


HAZARD
In contact with water may evolve hydrogen, a flammable gas which may form an explosive mixture in air. Impurities may, under similar conditions, produce phosphine and arsine, which are highly toxic gases.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs and all class 8 liquids.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry  as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Prior to loading this cargo, a certificate shall be provided by the manufacturer or shipper stating that the material was stored under cover, but exposed to the weather in the particle size to be shipped, for not less than 3 days prior to shipment. The bulkheads between the cargo spaces and the engine-room shall be gastight and shall be inspected and approved by the competent authority. During handling of this cargo, "NO SMOKING" signs shall be posted on decks and in areas adjacent to cargo spaces and no naked lights shall be permitted in these areas. At least two sets of self-contained breathing apparatus, in addition to those required by SOLAS regulation II-2/10.10, shall be provided on board.

VENTILATION
Continuous mechanical ventilation shall be conducted during the voyage for the cargo spaces carrying this cargo. If maintaining ventilation endangers the ship or the cargo, it may be interrupted unless there is a risk of explosion or other danger due to interruption of the ventilation. In any case mechanical ventilation shall be maintained for a reasonable period prior to discharge.

CARRIAGE
For quantitative measurements of hydrogen, phosphine and arsine and silane, suitable detectors for each gas or combination of gases shall be on board while this cargo is carried. The detectors shall be of certified safe type for use in explosive atmosphere. The concentrations of these gases in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be measured regularly, during the voyage, and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces shall be swept clean twice. Water shall not be used for cleaning of the cargo space which has contained this cargo, because of danger of gas.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED
Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE
Batten down and use CO2 if available. Do not use water.

MEDICAL FIRST AID
Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

 

Aluminium Nitrate UN 1438

Aluminium Nitrate UN 1438

DESCRIPTION
Colourless or white crystals. Soluble in water.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable - -
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable 5.1 B


HAZARD
If involved in a fire will greatly intensify the burning of combustible materials and yield toxic nitrous fumes. Although non-combustible, mixtures with combustible material are easily ignited and may burn fiercely.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Due regard shall be paid to prevent contact of the cargo and combustible materials.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED
Protective clothing (gloves, overalls, headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Spray nozzles.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE
Use copious quantities of water, which is best applied in the form of a spray to avoid disturbing the surface of the material. The material may fuse or melt; in which condition application of water may result in extensive scattering of the molten materials. Exclusion of air or the use of CO2 will not control the fire. Due consideration should be given to the effect on the stability of the ship due to accumulated water.

MEDICAL FIRST AID
Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

 

Aluminium Silicon powder UN 1398

Aluminium Silicon powder, uncoated UN 1398

DESCRIPTION
Powder

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable - -
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable 4.3 B


HAZARD
In contact with water may evolve hydrogen, a flammable gas which may form explosive mixtures with air. Impurities may, under similar circumstances, produce phosphine and arsine, which are highly toxic gases. May also evolve silanes, which are toxic and may ignite spontaneously.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs and all class 8 liquids.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage. This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Prior to loading this cargo, a certificate shall be provided by the manufacturer or shipper stating that the material was stored under cover, but exposed to the weather in the particle size to be shipped, for not less than 3 days prior to shipment. The bulkheads between the cargo spaces and the engine-room shall be gastight and shall be inspected and approved by the competent authority. During handling of this cargo, "NO SMOKING" signs shall be posted on decks and in areas adjacent to cargo spaces and no naked lights shall be permitted in these areas. This cargo shall be loaded in cargo spaces fitted with mechanical ventilation having at least two separate fans. The total ventilation shall be at least six air changes per hour, based on the empty space. At least two sets of self-contained breathing apparatus, in addition to those required by SOLAS regulation II-2/10.10, shall be provided on board.

VENTILATION
Continuous mechanical ventilation shall be conducted during the voyage for the cargo spaces carrying this cargo. If maintaining ventilation endangers the ship or the cargo, it may be interrupted unless there is a risk of explosion or other danger due to interruption of the ventilation. In any case mechanical ventilation shall be maintained for a reasonable period prior to discharge. Ventilation shall be arranged such that any escaping gases are minimized from reaching living quarters on or under the deck.

CARRIAGE
For quantitative measurements of hydrogen, phosphine, arsine, suitable detectors for each gas or combination of gases shall be on board while this cargo is carried. The detectors shall be of certified safe type for use in explosive atmosphere. The concentrations of these gases in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be measured regularly, during the voyage, and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces shall be swept clean twice. Water shall not be used for cleaning of the cargo space which has contained this cargo, because of danger of gas.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus.
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down and use CO2 if available. Do not use water.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.
 

Aluminium smelting (remelting) by-products UN 3170

Aluminium smelting by-products or
Aluminium remelting by-products UN 3170

DESCRIPTION
Aluminium smelting by-products are wastes from the aluminium manufacturing process. Grey or black powder or lumps with some metallic inclusions. The term encompasses various different waste materials, which include but are not limited to:

 

ALUMINIUM DROSS
ALUMINIUM SALT SLAGS
ALUMINIUM SKIMMINGS
SPENT CATHODES
SPENT POTLINER
 


CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1220 0.82
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable 4.3 B


HAZARD
Contact with water may cause heating with possible evolution of flammable and toxic gases such as hydrogen, ammonia and acetylene.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
Fire is unlikely but may follow an explosion of flammable gas and will be difficult to extinguish.
In port, flooding may be considered, but due consideration should be given to stability.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs and all class 8 liquids.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Prior to loading this cargo, a certificate shall be provided by the manufacturer or shipper stating that, after manufacture, the material was stored under cover, but exposed to the weather in the particle size to be shipped, for not less than 3 days prior to shipment. Whilst the ship is alongside and the hatches of the cargo spaces containing this cargo are closed, the mechanical ventilation shall be operated continuously as weather permits. During handling of this cargo, "NO SMOKING" signs shall be posted on decks and in areas adjacent to cargo spaces and no naked lights shall be permitted in these areas. At least two self-contained breathing apparatus, in addition to those required by SOLAS regulation II-2/10.10, shall be provided on board.
Bulkheads between the cargo spaces and the engine-room shall be gastight. Inadvertent pumping through machinery spaces shall be avoided.

VENTILATION
Continuous mechanical ventilation shall be conducted during the voyage for the cargo spaces carrying this cargo. If maintaining ventilation endangers the ship or the cargo, it may be interrupted unless there is a risk of explosion or other danger due to interruption of the ventilation. In any case mechanical ventilation shall be maintained for a reasonable period prior to discharge. Ventilation shall be arranged such that any escaping gases are minimized from reaching living quarters on or under the deck.

CARRIAGE
For quantitative measurements of hydrogen, ammonia and acetylene, suitable detectors for each gas or combination of gases shall be on board while this cargo is carried. The detectors shall be of certified safe type for use in explosive atmosphere. The concentrations of these gases in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be measured regularly, during voyage, and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
Water shall not be used for cleaning of the cargo space which has contained this cargo, because of danger of gas.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down and use CO2 if available. Do not use water. If this proves ineffective, endeavour to stop fire from spreading and head for the nearest suitable port.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

 

Aluminium smelting / remelting by-products, processed

Aluminium smelting / remelting by-products, processed

The provisions of this schedule shall not apply to ALUMINIUM SMELTING BY-PRODUCTS or ALUMINIUM REMELTING BY-PRODUCTS UN 3170.

DESCRIPTION
Product obtained by treating the by-products of merging/recasting of aluminium with water and/or alkalis solutions to render the material less reactive with water. A damp powder with a slight smell of ammonia.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1,080 to 1,750 0.57 to 0.93
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Less than 1 mm MHB A and B

HAZARD
This cargo may develop small amount of hydrogen, a flammable gas which may form explosive mixtures with air, and of ammonia, which is a highly toxic gas.
This cargo may liquefy if shipped at moisture content in excess of its transportable moisture limit (TML). See sections 7 and 8 of the Code. Corrosive to eyes.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs and all Class 8 liquids. Segregation as for Class 4.3 materials.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable and the moisture content shall be kept less than its TML during loading operations and the voyage. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions of sections 4 and 5 of this Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Persons who may be exposed to the cargo shall wear personal protective equipment, including goggles and/or skin protection as necessary. Prior to loading this cargo, a weathering certificate shall be provided by the manufacturer or shipper stating that, after manufacture, the material was stored under cover, but exposed to the weather in the particle size to be shipped, for not less than four weeks prior to shipment. Whilst the ship is alongside and the hatches of the cargo spaces containing this cargo are closed, the mechanical ventilation shall be operated continuously as weather permits. During handling of this cargo, "NO SMOKING" signs shall be posted on decks and in areas adjacent to cargo spaces and no naked lights shall be permitted in these areas. Bulkheads between the cargo spaces and the engine-room shall be gastight. Inadvertent pumping through machinery spaces shall be avoided. Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
Continuous mechanical ventilation shall be conducted during the voyage for the cargo spaces carrying this cargo. If maintaining ventilation endangers the ship or the cargo, it may be interrupted unless there is a risk of explosion or other danger due to interruption of the ventilation. In any case, mechanical ventilation shall be maintained for a reasonable period prior to discharge. Ventilation shall be arranged such that any escaping gases are minimized from reaching living quarters on or under the deck.

CARRIAGE
For quantitative measurements of hydrogen, ammonia and acetylene, suitable detectors for each gas or combination of gases shall be on board while this cargo is carried. The detectors shall be of certified safe type for use in explosive atmosphere. The concentrations of these gases in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be measured regularly, during voyage, and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board. The appearance of the surface of this cargo shall be checked regularly during voyage. If free water 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. Hatches of the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be weathertight to prevent the ingress of water.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
Persons who may be exposed to the cargo shall wear personal protective equipment including goggles and/or skin protection as necessary. After discharge of this cargo, the bilge wells and scuppers of the cargo spaces shall be checked and any blockage shall be removed.
Prior to using water for hold cleaning, holds should be swept to remove as much cargo residues as practicable.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down and use CO2 if fitted

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Ammonium Nitrate UN 1942

Ammonium Nitrate UN 1942
with not more than 0.2% total combustible material, including any organic substance, calculated as carbon to the exclusion of any other added substance.

DESCRIPTION
White crystals, prills or granules. Wholly or partly soluble in water. Supporter of combustion. Hygroscopic.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
27° to 42°

1000

1.00
SIZE CLASS GROUP
1 to 4 mm 5.1 B

HAZARD
A major fire aboard a ship carrying these materials may involve a risk of explosion in the event of contamination (e.g., by fuel oil) or strong confinement. An adjacent detonation may also involve a risk of explosion. If heated strongly, this cargo decomposes, giving off toxic gases and gases which support combustion.
Ammonium nitrate dust might be irritating to skin and mucous membranes. This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
There should be no sources of heat or ignition in the cargo space.
"Separated by a complete compartment or hold from" combustible materials (particularly liquids), chlorates, chlorides, chlorites, hypochlorites, nitrites, permanganates and fibrous materials (e.g., cotton, jute, sisal, etc.).
"Separated from" all other goods.
If the bulkhead between the cargo space and the engine-room is not insulated to class A-60
standard, this cargo shall be stowed "away from" the bulkhead.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

Prior to loading, the following provisions shall be complied with: 

  • This cargo shall not be accepted for loading when the temperature of the cargo is above 40°C.
  • Prior to loading, the shipper shall provide the master with a certificate signed by the shipper stating that all the relevant conditions of the cargo required by this Code including this individual schedule have been met.
  • The fuel tanks situated under the cargo spaces to be used for the transport of this cargo shall be pressure tested to ensure that there is no leakage of manholes and piping systems leading to the tanks.
  • All electrical equipment, other than those of approved intrinsically safe type, in the cargo spaces to be used for this cargo shall be electrically disconnected from the power source, by appropriate means other than a fuse, at a point external to the space. This situation shall be maintained while the cargo is on board.
  • Due consideration shall be paid to the possible need to open hatches in case of fire to provide maximum ventilation and to apply water in an emergency, and the consequent risk to the stability of the ship through fluidization of the cargo.

During loading, the following provisions shall be complied with: 

  • Smoking shall not be allowed on deck and in the cargo spaces and "NO SMOKING" signs
    shall be displayed while this cargo is on board.
  • Bunkering of fuel oil shall not be allowed. Pumping of fuel oil in spaces adjacent to the cargo spaces for this cargo, other than the engine-room, shall not be allowed.
  • As far as reasonably practicable, combustible securing and protecting materials shall not be used. When wooden dunnage is necessary, only a minimum shall be used.

PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall only be accepted for loading when the competent authority is satisfied in regard to the resistance to detonation of this material based on the test*. Prior to loading, the shipper shall provide the master with a certificate stating that the resistance to detonation of this material is in compliance with this requirement. The master and officers shall note that a fixed gas fire-extinguishing system is ineffective on the fire involving this cargo and that applying water may be necessary. Pressure on the fire mains shall be maintained for fire-fighting and fire hoses shall be laid out or be in position and ready for immediate use during loading and discharging of this cargo. No welding, burning, cutting or other operations involving the use of fire, open flame, spark- or arc-producing equipment shall be carried out in the vicinity of the cargo spaces containing this cargo except in an emergency. Precautions shall be taken to avoid the penetration of this cargo into other cargo spaces, bilges and other enclosed spaces. Smoking shall not be allowed on deck and in the cargo spaces and "NO SMOKING" signs shall be displayed on deck whenever this cargo is on board. The hatches of the cargo spaces, whenever this material is on board, shall be kept free to be capable of being opened in case of an emergency. When the bulkhead between the cargo space and the engine-room is not insulated to class A-60 standard, this cargo shall not be accepted for loading unless the competent authority approves that the arrangement is equivalent. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
Hatches of the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be weathertight to prevent the ingress of water.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.
Bunkering or pumping of fuel oil shall not be allowed.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the bilge wells and the scuppers of the cargo spaces shall be checked and any blockage in the bilge wells and the scuppers shall be removed.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (boots, gloves, coveralls, and headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.


EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Fire in a cargo space containing this material: Open hatches to provide maximum ventilation. Ship's fixed gas fire extinguishing will be inadequate. Use copious quantities of water. Flooding of the cargo space may be considered but due consideration should be given to stability.

Fire in an adjacent cargo space: Open hatches to provide maximum ventilation. Heat transferred from fire in an adjacent space can cause the material to decompose with consequent evolution of toxic fumes.
Dividing bulkheads should be cooled.


MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.




* Reference is made in section 5 of Appendix 2 to this Code.

Ammonium Nitrate based Fertilizer (non-hazardous)

Ammonium Nitrate based Fertilizer (non-hazardous)

DESCRIPTION
Crystals, granules or prills non-cohesive when dry. Wholly or partly soluble in water.
Ammonium nitrate based fertilizers transported in conditions mentioned in this schedule are
uniform mixtures containing ammonium nitrate as the main ingredient within the following
composition limits:

  1. not more than 70% ammonium nitrate with other inorganic materials;

  2. not more than 80% ammonium nitrate mixed with calcium carbonate and/or dolomite and not more than 0.4% total combustible organic material calculated as carbon;

  3. nitrogen type ammonium nitrate based fertilizers containing mixtures of ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulphate with not more than 45% ammonium nitrate and not more than 0.4% total combustible organic material calculated as carbon; and

  4. uniform ammonium nitrate based fertilizer mixtures of the nitrogen, phosphate or potash, containing not more than 70% ammonium nitrate and not more than 0.4% total combustible organic material calculated as carbon or with not more than 45% ammonium nitrate and unrestricted combustible material. Fertilizers within these composition limits are not subject to the provisions of this schedule when shown by a trough test (see UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, part III, subsection 38.2) that they are liable to self-sustaining decomposition or if they contain an excess of nitrate greater than 10% by mass.

Notes:

  1. All nitrate ions for which there is present in the mixture a molecular equivalent of ammonium ions should be calculated as ammonium nitrate.

  2. The transport of ammonium nitrate materials which are liable to self-heating sufficient to initiate decomposition is prohibited.

  3. The NPK proportions for a fertilizer should not be used as a guide to its ability to undergo self-sustaining decomposition as this depends on the chemical species present (refer to UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, part III, subsection 38.2).

  4. This schedule may only be used for substances that do not exhibit explosive properties of class 1 when tested in accordance to Test Series 1 and 2 of class 1 (see UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, part I).

  5. This schedule may only be used if the chemical or physical properties of an ammonium nitrate based fertilizer are such that when tested it does not meet the established defining criteria of any class.

CHARACTERISTICS

 

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
27° to 42° 1000 to 1200 0.83 to 1.00
SIZE CLASS GROUP
1 to 4 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
This cargo is non-combustible or with a low fire-risk.
Even though this cargo is classified as non-hazardous, it will behave in the same way as the ammonium nitrate based fertilizers classified in class 9 under UN 2071 when heated strongly, by decomposing and giving off toxic gases.
The speed of the decomposition reaction is lower, but there will be a risk of toxic fumes in the cargo space and on deck if the cargo is strongly heated.
Fertilizer dust might be irritating to skin and mucous membranes.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
The compatibility of non-hazardous ammonium nitrate based fertilizers with other materials which may be stowed in the same cargo space should be considered before loading.
"Separated from" sources of heat or ignition (see also Loading).
Not to be stowed immediately adjacent to any tank or double bottom containing fuel oil heated to more than 50°C.
Fertilizers of this type should be stowed out of direct contact with a metal engine-room boundary.
This may be done, for example, by using flame-retardant bags containing inert materials or by any equivalent barrier approved by the competent authority. This requirement need not apply to short international voyages.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.


Prior to loading, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  • All electrical equipment, other than that of approved intrinsically safe type, in the cargo spaces to be used for this cargo shall be electrically disconnected from the power source, by appropriate means other than a fuse, at a point external to the space. This situation shall be maintained while the cargo is on board.
  • Due consideration shall be paid to the possible need to open hatches in case of fire to provide maximum ventilation and to apply water in an emergency and the consequent risk to the stability of the ship through fluidization of the cargo.
  • In addition, if decomposition occurs, the residue left after decomposition may have only half the mass of the original cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to the effect of the loss of mass on the stability of the ship.

During loading, the following provisions shall be complied with: 

Bunkering of fuel oil shall not be allowed. Pumping of fuel oil in spaces adjacent to the cargo spaces for this cargo, other than the engine-room, shall not be allowed.

PRECAUTIONS
No welding, burning, cutting or other operations involving the use of fire, open flame, spark- or arc-producing equipment shall be carried out in the vicinity of the cargo spaces containing this cargo except in an emergency. Smoking shall not be allowed on deck and in the cargo spaces and "NO SMOKING" signs shall be displayed on deck whenever this cargo is on board.
The hatches of the cargo spaces, whenever this material is on board, shall be kept free to be capable of being opened in case of an emergency.
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
Hatches of the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be weathertight to prevent the ingress of water. The temperature of this cargo shall be monitored and recorded daily during the voyage to detect decomposition resulting in spontaneous heating and oxygen depletion.

DISCHARGE
Bunkering or pumping of fuel oil shall not be allowed. If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the bilge wells and the scuppers of the cargo spaces shall be checked and any blockage in the bilge wells and the scuppers shall be removed.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (boots, gloves, coveralls, and headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Fire in a cargo space containing this material: Open hatches to provide maximum ventilation. Ship's fixed fire-fighting installation will be inadequate. Use copious quantities of water. Flooding of the cargo space may be considered but due consideration should be given to stability.

Fire in an adjacent cargo space: Open hatches to provide maximum ventilation. Heat transferred from fire in an adjacent space can cause the material to decompose with consequent evolution of toxic fumes.
Dividing bulkheads should be cooled

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

 

Ammonium Nitrate based Fertilizer UN 2067

Ammonium Nitrate based Fertilizer UN 2067

DESCRIPTION
Crystals, granules or prills. Wholly or partly soluble in water. Hygroscopic.
Ammonium nitrate-based fertilizers classified as UN 2067 are uniform mixtures containing ammonium nitrate as the main ingredient within the following composition limits:

  1. not less than 90% ammonium nitrate with not more than 0.2% total combustible/organic material calculated as carbon and with added matter, if any, which is inorganic and inert towards ammonium nitrate; or

  2. less than 90% but more than 70% ammonium nitrate with other inorganic materials or more than 80% but less than 90% ammonium nitrate mixed with calcium carbonate and/or dolomite and not more than 0.4% total combustible/organic material calculated as carbon; or

  3. ammonium nitrate-based fertilizers containing mixtures of ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulphate with more than 45% but less than 70% ammonium nitrate and not more than 0.4% total combustible organic material calculated as carbon such that the sum of the percentage compositions of ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulphate exceeds 70%.

Notes:

  1. All nitrate ions for which there is present in the mixture a molecular equivalent of ammonium ions should be calculated as ammonium nitrate.

  2. The transport of ammonium nitrate materials which are liable to self-heating sufficient to initiate decomposition is prohibited.

  3. This entry may only be used for substances that do not exhibit explosive properties of class 1 when tested in accordance to Test Series 1 and 2 of class 1 (see UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, part I).

CHARACTERISTICS

 

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
27° to 42°

900 to 1200

0.83 to 1.11
SIZE CLASS GROUP
1 to 5 mm 5.1 B


HAZARD
Supports combustion. A major fire aboard a ship carrying these substances may involve a risk of explosion in the event of contamination (e.g., by fuel oil) or strong confinement. An adjacent detonation may involve a risk of explosion.
If heated strongly decomposes, risk of toxic fumes and gases which support combustion, in the cargo space and on deck.
Fertilizer dust might be irritating to skin and mucous membranes.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated by a complete compartment or hold from" combustible materials (particularly liquid), bromates, chlorates, chlorites, hypochlorites, nitrites, perchlorates, permanganates, powdered metals and vegetable fibres (e.g., cotton, jute, sisal, etc.).
"Separated from' all other goods.
"Separated from" sources of heat or ignition (see also Loading).
Not to be stowed immediately adjacent to any tank or double bottom containing fuel oil heated to more than 50°C.
If the bulkhead between the cargo space and the engine-room is not insulated to class A-60 standard, this cargo shall be stowed "away from" the bulkhead.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

Prior to loading, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  • This cargo shall not be accepted for loading when the temperature of the cargo is above 40°C.
  • Prior to loading, the shipper shall provide the master with a certificate signed by the shipper stating that all the relevant conditions of the cargo required by this Code including this individual schedule have been met.
  • The fuel tanks situated under the cargo spaces to be used for the transport of this cargo shall be pressure tested to ensure that there is no leakage of manholes and piping systems leading to the tanks.
  • All electrical equipment, other than those of approved intrinsically safe type, in the cargo spaces to be used for this cargo shall be electrically disconnected from the power source, by appropriate means other than a fuse, at a point external to the space. This situation shall be maintained while the cargo is on board.
  • Due consideration shall be paid to the possible need to open hatches in case of fire to provide maximum ventilation and to apply water in an emergency and the consequent risk to the stability of the ship through fluidization of the cargo.

During loading, the following provisions shall be complied with:
 
Bunkering of fuel oil shall not be allowed. Pumping of fuel oil in spaces adjacent to the cargo spaces for this cargo, other than the engine-room, shall not be allowed.

  • As far as reasonably practicable, combustible securing and protecting materials shall not be used. When wooden dunnage is necessary, only a minimum shall be used.


PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall only be accepted for loading when the competent authority is satisfied in regard to the resistance to detonation of this material based on the test*. Prior to loading, the shipper shall provide the master with a certificate stating that the resistance to detonation of this material is in compliance with this requirement. Pressure on the fire mains shall be maintained for fire-fighting and fire hoses shall be laid out or be in position and ready for immediate use during loading and discharging of this cargo. No welding, burning, cutting or other operations involving the use of fire, open flame, spark- or arc-producing equipment shall be carried out in the vicinity of the cargo spaces containing this cargo except in an emergency. Smoking shall not be allowed on deck and in the cargo spaces and "NO SMOKING" signs shall be displayed on deck whenever this cargo is on board. Precautions shall be taken to avoid the penetration of this cargo into other cargo spaces, bilges and other enclosed spaces. The hatches of the cargo spaces, whenever this material is on board, shall be kept free to be capable of being opened in case of an emergency.

Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
Hatches of the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be weathertight to prevent the ingress of water. The temperature of this cargo shall be monitored and recorded daily during the voyage to detect decomposition resulting in spontaneous heating and oxygen depletion.

DISCHARGE
Bunkering or pumping of fuel oil shall not be allowed. If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the bilge wells and the scuppers of the cargo spaces shall be checked and any blockage in the bilge wells and the scuppers shall be removed.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (boots, gloves, coveralls, and headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.


EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE
Fire in a cargo space containing this material: Open hatches to provide maximum ventilation. Ship's fixed fire-fighting installation will be inadequate. Use copious quantities of water. Flooding of the cargo space may be considered but due consideration should be given to stability.

Fire in an adjacent cargo space: Open hatches to provide maximum ventilation. Heat transferred from fire in an adjacent space can cause the material to decompose with consequent evolution of toxic fumes.
Dividing bulkheads should be cooled.


MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

 

 


* Reference is made in section 5 of appendix 2 to this Code.

Ammonium Nitrate based Fertilizer UN 2071

Ammonium Nitrate based Fertilizer UN 2071

DESCRIPTION
Usually granules. Wholly or partly soluble in water. Hygroscopic.
Ammonium nitrate-based fertilizers classified as UN 2071 are uniform ammonium nitrate based fertilizer mixtures of the nitrogen, phosphate or potash, containing not more than 70% ammonium nitrate and not more than 0.4% total combustible organic material calculated as carbon or with not more than 45% ammonium nitrate and unrestricted combustible material.
Fertilizers within these composition limits are not subject to the provisions of this schedule when shown by a trough test (see UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, part III, subsection 38.2) that they are not liable to self-sustaining decomposition.

Notes:

  1. All nitrate ions for which there is present in the mixture a molecular equivalent of ammonium ions should be calculated as ammonium nitrate.

  2. The transport of ammonium nitrate materials which are liable to self-heating sufficient to initiate a decomposition is prohibited.

  3. The NPK proportions for a fertilizer should not be used as a guide to its ability to undergo self-sustaining decomposition as this depends on the chemical species present (refer to UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, part III, subsection 38.2).

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
27° to 42° 900 to 1200 0.83 to 1.11
SIZE CLASS GROUP
1 to 5 mm 9 B


HAZARD
These mixtures may be subject to self-sustaining decomposition if heated. The temperature in such a reaction can reach 500°C. Decomposition, once initiated, may spread throughout the remainder, producing gases which are toxic. None of these mixtures is subject to the explosion hazard.
Fertilizer dust might be irritating to skin and mucous membranes.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated by a complete compartment or hold from" combustible materials (particularly liquid), bromates, chlorates, chlorites, hypochlorites, nitrites, perchlorates, permanganates, powdered metals and vegetable fibres (e.g., cotton, jute, sisal, etc.).
"Separated from" all other goods.
"Separated from" sources of heat or ignition (see also Loading).
Not to be stowed immediately adjacent to any tank or double bottom containing fuel oil heated to more than 50°C.
If the bulkhead between the cargo space and the engine-room is not insulated to class A-60 standard, "away from" the bulkhead.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

Prior to loading, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  • All electrical equipment, other than that of approved intrinsically safe type, in the cargo spaces to be used for this cargo shall be electrically disconnected from the power source, by appropriate means other than fuse, at a point external to the space. This situation shall be maintained while the cargo is on board.
  • Due consideration shall be paid to the possible need to open hatches in case of fire to provide maximum ventilation and to apply water in an emergency and the consequent risk to the stability of the ship through fluidization of the cargo.
  • In addition, if decomposition occurs, the residue left after decomposition may have only half the mass of the original cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to the effect of the loss of mass on the stability of the ship.

During loading, the following provisions shall be complied with:
 
Bunkering of fuel oil shall not be allowed. Pumping of fuel oil in spaces adjacent to the cargo spaces for this cargo, other than the engine-room, shall not be allowed.

PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall only be accepted for loading when, as a result of testing in the trough test, its liability to self-sustaining decomposition shows decomposition rate not greater than 0.25 m/h. Pressure on the fire mains shall be maintained for fire-fighting and fire hoses shall be laid out or be in position and ready for immediate use during loading and discharging of this cargo. No welding, burning, cutting or other operations involving the use of fire, open flame, spark- or arc-producing equipment shall be carried out in the vicinity of the cargo spaces containing this cargo except in an emergency. Smoking shall not be allowed on deck and in the cargo spaces and "NO SMOKING" signs shall be displayed on deck whenever this cargo is on board.
Precautions shall be taken to avoid the penetration of this cargo into other cargo spaces, bilges and other enclosed spaces. The hatches of the cargo spaces, whenever this material is on board, shall be kept free to be capable of being opened in case of an emergency.
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
Hatches of the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be weathertight to prevent the ingress of water.
The temperature of this cargo shall be monitored and recorded daily during the voyage to detect decomposition resulting in spontaneous heating and oxygen depletion.

DISCHARGE
Bunkering or pumping of fuel oil shall not be allowed.  If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the bilge wells and the scuppers of the cargo spaces shall be checked and any blockage in the bilge wells and the scuppers shall be removed.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (boots, gloves, coveralls, and headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.


EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Fire in a cargo space containing this material: Open hatches to provide maximum ventilation. Ship's fixed fire-fighting installation will be inadequate. Use copious quantities of water. Flooding of the cargo space may be considered but due consideration should be given to stability.

Fire in an adjacent cargo space: Open hatches to provide maximum ventilation. Heat transferred from fire in an adjacent space can cause the material to decompose with consequent evolution of toxic fumes.
Dividing bulkheads should be cooled.


MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

 

Ammonium sulphate

Ammonium sulphate

DESCRIPTION
Brownish grey to white crystals. Soluble in water. Free flowing. Absorbs moisture. Moisture content 0.04% to 0.5%. Ammonia odour. Subject to natural loss in weight.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
28° to 35° 943 to 1052 0.95 to 1.06
SIZE CLASS GROUP
2 mm to 4 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
Dust may cause skin and eye irritation. Harmful if swallowed. Even though this cargo is classified as non-hazardous, it may cause heavy corrosion of framing, side shell, bulkhead, etc., if sweating of cargo space occurs.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Avoid generating dust when loading. During loading, due consideration shall be paid to minimize dust generation. Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces shall be thoroughly cleaned and washed out to remove all traces of the cargo and dried, except in the case that the cargo to be loaded subsequent to discharge is AMMONIUM SULPHATE.

Antimony ore and Residue

Antimony ore  and Residue

DESCRIPTION
Lead grey mineral, subject to black tarnish.

CHARACTERISTICS

 

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2381 to 2941 0.34 to 0.42
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable Not applicable C


HAZARD
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
If involved in a fire, dangerous fumes of antimony and sulphur oxides can evolve.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Barium nitrate UN 1446

Barium Nitrate UN 1446

DESCRIPTION
Glossy white crystals or powder. Soluble in water.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable - -
SIZE CLASS SUBSIDIARY
RISK
GROUP
Fine powder 5.1 6.1 B


HAZARD
Toxic if swallowed or by dust inhalation. If involved in a fire mixture with combustible materials is readily ignited and may burn fiercely.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
Surface ventilation only, either natural or mechanical, shall be conducted, as necessary, during the voyage for this cargo.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, overalls, headgear). Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Spray nozzles.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Use copious amounts of water, which is best applied in the form of a spray to avoid disturbing the surface of the material. The material may fuse or melt, in which condition application of water may result in excessive scattering of molten materials. Exclusion of air or the use of CO2 will not control the fire. Due consideration should be given to the stability of the ship due to the effect of accumulated water.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

 

Barytes

Barytes

DESCRIPTION
Crystalline ore mineral. A sulphate of barium. Moisture 1% to 6%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2941 0.34
SIZE CLASS GROUP
80% lumps: 6.4 to 101.6 mm
20% fines: less than 6.4 mm
Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Bauxite

Bauxite

DESCRIPTION
A brownish, yellow claylike and earthy mineral. Moisture content: 0% to 10%. Insoluble in water.

CHARACTERISTICS

 

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1190 to 1389 0.72 to 0.84
SIZE CLASS GROUP
70% to 90% lumps:
2.5 mm to 500 mm
10% to 30% powder
Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Biosludge

Biosludge

DESCRIPTION
Heat-dried activated sludge. Very fine granular product. Moisture: 3% to 5%. Black speckled colour.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 654 1.53
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Borax (Pentahydrate crude)

Borax (Pentahydrate crude)

DESCRIPTION
A chemical compound of boracic acid and soda. Free flowing powder or granules. Grey colour.
Dusty.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1087 0.92
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 2.36 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Borax Anhydrous (crude or refined)

Borax Anhydrous (crude or refined)

DESCRIPTION
Crude is normally of yellow white appearance. When highly refined becomes white crystalline.
Dusty and hygroscopic.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
35 1282 0.78
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Granules less than 1.4 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
Dust is very abrasive and irritating, but not toxic, if inhaled.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Brown coal briquettes

Brown coal briquettes

DESCRIPTION
Brown coal (lignite) briquettes are manufactured by pressing dried brown coal particles into compressed blocks.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 750 1.34
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Mainly up to 50 mm MHB B


HAZARD
Briquettes are easily ignited, liable to spontaneous combustion and will deplete oxygen in cargo space.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo. Previous cargo battens shall be removed from the cargo spaces.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage. Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

CARRIAGE
Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

DISCHARGE
Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the bilge wells and the scuppers of the cargo spaces shall be checked and any blockage in the bilge wells and the scuppers shall be removed.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down. Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control fire. Do not use water.
Seek expert advice and consider heading for the nearest suitable port.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

 
REMARKS
The use of CO2 or inert gas, if available, should be withheld until fire is apparent.

Calcium nitrate UN 1454

DESCRIPTION
White deliquescent solid soluble in water. The provisions of this Code should not apply to the commercial grades of calcium nitrate fertilizers consisting mainly of a double salt (calcium nitrate and ammonium nitrate) and containing not more than 10% ammonium nitrate and at least 12% water of crystallization.

CHARACTERISTICS

DESCRIPTION

ANGLE OF REPOSEBULK DENSITY (kg/m3)STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable893 to 10990.91 to 1.12
SIZECLASSGROUP
Not applicable5.1B


HAZARD
Non-combustible materials. If involved in a fire, will greatly intensify the burning of combustible materials. Although non-combustible, mixtures with combustible material are easily ignited and may burn fiercely.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.
This cargo is harmful if swallowed.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Appropriate measures shall be taken to prevent the cargo from contact with combustible materials.
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.


EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, coveralls, headgear). Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Spray nozzles.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Use copious quantities of water, which is best applied in the form of a spray to avoid disturbing the surface of the material. The material may fuse or melt, in which condition application of water may result in extensive scattering of the molten materials. Exclusion of air or the use of CO2 will not control the fire. Due consideration should be given to the stability of the ship due to the effect of accumulated water.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


Calcium nitrate fertilizer

DESCRIPTION
Granules mainly of a double salt (calcium nitrate and ammonium nitrate) and containing not
more than 15.5% total nitrogen and at least 12% water. Refer to the schedule for Calcium Nitrate UN 1454 where the total nitrogen content exceeds 15.5%, or where the water content is less than 12%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
34o 1053 to 1111 0.90 to 0.95
SIZE CLASS GROUP
1 mm to 4 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Carborandum

DESCRIPTION
A hard black crystalline compound of carbon and silicon. Odourless. No moisture content.

CHARACTERISTICS

 

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1786 0.56
SIZE CLASS GROUP
75% lumps:
under 203.2 mm
25% lumps:
under 12.7 mm
Not applicable C


HAZARD
Slightly toxic by inhalation.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Protect machinery, accommodation and equipment from dust. Personnel involved in cargo handling should wear protective clothing and dust filter masks.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Castor beans or

CASTOR MEAL or
CASTOR POMACE or
CASTOR FLAKE UN 2969

DESCRIPTION
The beans from which castor oil is obtained.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable - -
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable 9 B


HAZARD
Contain a powerful allergen which, by inhalation of dust or by skin contact with crushed bean products, can give rise to severe irritation of the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes in some persons. They are also toxic by ingestion.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs and oxidizing materials (goods in packages and solid bulk materials).

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Due consideration shall be paid to prevent dust entering living quarters and working areas. Castor meal, castor pomace and castor flakes shall not be carried in bulk. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
Surface ventilation only, either natural or mechanical, shall be conducted, as necessary, during the voyage for this cargo.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces shall be thoroughly cleaned and washed out to remove all traces of the cargo.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, coveralls, headgear). Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Spray nozzles.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down. Use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation if available. Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control fire.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

 

Cement

DESCRIPTION
Cement is a finely ground powder which becomes almost fluid in nature when aerated or significantly disturbed thereby creating a very minimal angle of repose. After loading is completed de-aeration occurs almost immediately and the product settles into a stable mass. Cement dust can be a major concern during loading and discharge if the vessel is not specially designed as a cement carrier or shore equipment is not fitted with special dust control equipment.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1000 to 1493 0.67 to 1.00
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 0.1 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
It may shift when aerated.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
The ship shall be kept upright during loading of this cargo. This cargo shall be so trimmed to the boundaries of the cargo space that the angle of the surface of the cargo with the horizontal plane does not exceed 25 degrees. Both the specific gravity and the flow characteristics of this cargo are dependent on the volume of air in the cargo. The volume of air in this cargo may be up to 12%. This cargo shows fluid state prior to settlement. The ship carrying this cargo shall not depart until the cargo has settled. After the settlement, shifting of the cargo is not liable to occur unless the angle of the surface with the horizontal plane exceeds 30 degrees.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.  Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
After the completion of loading of this cargo, the hatches of the cargo spaces shall be sealed, as necessary. All vents and access ways to the cargo spaces shall be shut during the voyage. Bilges in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be pumped unless special precautions are taken.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
In the case that the residues of this cargo are to be washed out, the cargo spaces and the other structures and equipment which may have been in contact with this cargo or its dust shall be thoroughly swept prior to washing out. Particular attention shall be paid to bilge wells and framework in the cargo spaces. The fixed bilge pumps shall not be used to pump the cargo spaces, because this cargo may make the bilge systems inoperative.

Cement clinckers

DESCRIPTION
Cement is formed by burning limestone with clay. This burning produces rough cinder lumps that are later crushed to a fine powder to produce cement. The rough cinder lumps are called clinkers and are shipped in this form to avoid the difficulties of carrying cement powder.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1190 to 1639 0.61 to 0.84
SIZE CLASS GROUP
0 mm to 40 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary. Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
After the completion of loading of this cargo, the hatches of the cargo spaces shall be sealed. All vents and access ways to the cargo spaces shall be shut during the voyage. Bilges in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be pumped unless special precautions are taken.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
In the case that the residues of this cargo are to be washed out, the cargo spaces and the other structures and equipment which may have been in contact with this cargo or its dust shall be thoroughly swept prior to washing out.

Chamotte

DESCRIPTION
Burned clay. Grey. Shipped in the form of fine crushed stone. Used by zinc smelters and in manufacture of firebrick (road metal). Dusty.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 667 1.50
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 10 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Charcoal

Charcoal

DESCRIPTION
Wood burnt at a high temperature with as little exposure to air as possible. Very dusty, light cargo. Can absorb moisture to about 18 to 70% of its weight. Black powder or granules.

CHARACTERISTICS

 

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 199 5.02
SIZE CLASS GROUP
- MHB B


HAZARD
May ignite spontaneously. Contact with water may cause self-heating. Liable to cause oxygen depletion in the cargo space. Hot charcoal screenings in excess of 55oC should not be loaded.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Segregation as required for class 4.1 materials. "Separated from" oily materials.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Charcoal in class 4.2 shall not be carried in bulk. This cargo shall be exposed to the weather for not less than 13 days prior to shipment. Prior to loading, the manufacturer or shipper shall give the master a certificate stating that the cargo is not class 4.2 in accordance with the result of the test approved by the competent authority*. The certificate shall also state that this cargo has been weathered for not less than 13 days. This cargo shall only be accepted for loading when the actual moisture content of the cargo is not more than 10%.

Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation if fitted. Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control fire.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

 

 


 

* Reference is made in section 6 of appendix 2 to this Code.

Chopped rubber and plastic insulation

DESCRIPTION
Plastic and rubber insulation material, clean and free from other materials, in granular form.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 500 to 570 1.76 to 1.97
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Granular 1 to 4 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
During handling and carriage no hotwork, burning and smoking shall be permitted in the vicinity of the cargo spaces containing this cargo. 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. When the planned interval between the commencement of loading and the completion of discharge of this cargo exceeds 5 days, the cargo shall not be accepted for loading unless the cargo is to be carried in cargo spaces fitted with a fixed gas fire-extinguishing system. 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, exempt from the requirements of a fitted fixed gas fire-extinguishing system in the cargo spaces for the carriage of this cargo.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Chrome pellets

DESCRIPTION
Pellets. Moisture: up to 2% maximum.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1667 0.6
SIZE CLASS GROUP
8 to 25 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Chromite ore

CHROMITE ORE

DESCRIPTION
Concentrates or lumpy, dark grey in colour.

CHARACTERISTICS

 

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2222 to 3030 0.33 to 0.45
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 254 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
Toxic by dust inhalation.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Clay

Clay

DESCRIPTION
Clay is usually light to dark grey and comprises 10% soft lumps and 90% soft grains. The material is usually moist but not wet to the touch. Moisture is up to 25%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 746 to 1515 0.66 to 1.34
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 150 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
The moisture content of this cargo shall be kept as low as practicable to prevent the cargo becoming glutinous and handling of the cargo becoming extremely difficult.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
Prior to washing out the residues of this cargo, the bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be cleaned.

Clinker ash, wet

Clinker ash, wet

DESCRIPTION
Coal ash discharged from coal-fired power stations. Grey-coloured, possibly ranging from near-white to near-black, and odourless substance collected from the bottom of boilers, and resembles sand. Moisture content is about 15% to 23%. Insoluble in water.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 600 to 1,700 0.6 to 1.7
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 90 mm MHB A and B

HAZARD
The material may liquefy if shipped at a moisture content in excess of its Transportable Moisture Limit (TML). See sections 7 and 8 of the Code. May cause long-term health effects. This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and while on the voyage. When a cargo is carried in a ship other than a specially constructed or fitted cargo ship complying with the requirements in subsection 7.3.2 of this Code, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  1. the moisture content of the cargo shall be kept less than its TML during loading operations and the voyage;

  2. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, the cargo shall not be handled during precipitation;

  3. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, during handling of the cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which the cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed;

  4. the cargo may be handled during precipitation under the conditions stated in the procedures required in subsection 4.3.3 of this Code; and

  5. the cargo in a cargo space may be discharged during precipitation provided that the total amount of the cargo in the cargo space is to be discharged in the port.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear gloves, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (goggles, dust filter masks, gloves, coveralls).

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Nil (non-combustible)

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Coal

(See also the appendix to this schedule)

DESCRIPTION
Coal (bituminous and anthracite) is a natural, solid, combustible material consisting of amorphous carbon and hydrocarbons.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 654 to 1266 0.79 to 1.53
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 50 mm MHB B (and A)


HAZARDS
Coal may create flammable atmospheres, may heat spontaneously, may deplete the oxygen concentration, may corrode metal structures. Can liquefy if predominantly fine 75% less than 5 mm coal.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
When a cargo may liquefy during voyage in case that the moisture content of the cargo is in excess of its TML and the cargo is carried in a ship other than a specially constructed or fitted cargo ship complying with the requirements in subsection 7.3.2 of this Code, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  1. the moisture content of the cargo shall be kept less than its TML during voyage;

  2. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, the cargo shall not be handled during precipitation;

  3. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, during handling of the cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which the cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed;

  4. the cargo may be handled during precipitation provided that the actual moisture content of the cargo is sufficiently less than its TML so that the actual moisture content is not liable to be increased beyond the TML by the precipitation; and

  5. the cargo in a cargo space may be discharged during precipitation provided that the total amount of the cargo in the cargo space is to be discharged in the port.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. Without reasonable trimming, vertical cracks into the body of the coal may form permitting oxygen circulation and possible self-heating.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo. Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

VENTILATION
Refer to Special precautions in the appendix to this schedule.

CARRIAGE
Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down. Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control the fire. Do not use water.
Seek expert advice and consider heading to the nearest port..

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


REMARKS
The use of CO2 or inert gas, if available, should be withheld until fire is apparent.

Coal slurry

DESCRIPTION
Coal slurry is a mixture of fine particles of coal and water.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 870 to 1020 0.98 to 1.15
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Under 1 mm Not applicable A


HAZARD
Coal slurry is liable to liquefy during sea transport. Spontaneous combustion is possible if the coal dries out but is unlikely under normal conditions.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
When a cargo is carried in a ship other than a specially constructed or fitted cargo ship complying with the requirements in subsection 7.3.2 of this Code, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  1. the moisture content of the cargo shall be kept less than its TML during voyage;
  2. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, the cargo shall not be handled during precipitation;
  3. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, during handling of the cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which the cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed;
  4. the cargo may be handled during precipitation provided that the actual moisture content of the cargo is sufficiently less than its TML so that the actual moisture content is not liable to be increased beyond the TML by the precipitation; and
  5. the cargo in a cargo space may be discharged during precipitation provided that the total amount of the cargo in the cargo space is to be discharged in the port.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
As this cargo, in general, may emit methane, the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be tested regularly using a suitable gas detector and natural surface ventilation shall be conducted, as necessary.

CARRIAGE
The appearance of the surface of this cargo shall be checked regularly during voyage. If free water 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.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Coal tar pitch

Coal tar pitch

DESCRIPTION
A coarse distilled residue of Coal Tar, a by-product of Cokes production. Mostly comprises many kinds of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. A black solid at ambient temperature. It is insoluble in water. A raw material in use for electrodes and materials covering pitch bound on metallurgy coke. The moisture content is up to 6%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 600 to 1,100 0.9 to 1.7
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 100mm
0 to 10% of fine particles:
less than 1 mm
MHB B

HAZARD
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk. When heated, it melts and turns into inflammable liquid. It softens between 70°C and 120°C. Corrosive to eyes. May cause long-term health effects.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Persons who may be in contact with this cargo shall be supplied with protective gloves, dust masks, protective clothing and goggles.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, overalls, headgear, dust masks and goggles).

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing, protective gloves, dust masks and goggles.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down: use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation if fitted.
Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control fire.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Coarse chopped tyres

DESCRIPTION
Chopped or shredded fragments of used tyres in coarse size.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 555 1.8
SIZE CLASS GROUP
15 cm x 20 cm approximately Not applicable C


HAZARD
May self-heat slowly if contaminated by oily residual, if not properly aged before shipment and if offered to the shipment in smaller size than indicated in "Characteristics".
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage. This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
During handling and carriage no hotwork, burning and smoking shall be permitted in the vicinity of the cargo spaces containing this cargo. Prior to shipment, a certificate shall be given to the master by the shipper stating that this cargo is free of oily products or oily residual and has been stored under cover but in the open air for not less than 15 days prior to shipment. When the planned interval between the commencement of loading and the completion of
discharge of this cargo exceeds 5 days, the cargo shall not be accepted for loading unless the cargo is to be carried in cargo spaces fitted with a fixed gas fire-extinguishing system. 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.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Coarse iron and steel slag and its mixture

Coarse iron and steel slag and its mixture

DESCRIPTION
A coarse slag arising from iron and steel manufacture, and a coarse slag mixed with one of the following substances or a combination thereof: concrete debris, fly-ash, firebricks, dust collected from iron/steel-making processes, refractory material debris and fine raw materials of iron making.
This cargo includes shaped blocks made of iron and steel slag with one of the additives or a combination of additives: cement, ground granulated blast furnace slag and fly-ash, and its debris, and their mixture with iron and steel slag.
The colour is in the range from greyish-white to dark grey, and the appearance is in the range from granulated, pebble to block shaped.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1,200 to 3,000 0.33 to 0.83
SIZE CLASS GROUP
90 to 100% of lumps: up to 300 mm
0 to 10% fine particles: less than 1 mm
Not applicable C

HAZARD
No special requirements.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

When the stowage factor of this cargo is equal or less than 0.56 m3/t, the tank top may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tank top to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be given to ensure that the tank top is not overstressed during the voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Coke

DESCRIPTION
Grey lumps may contain fines (Breeze).

CHARACTERISTICS

 

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 341 to 800 1.25 to 2.93
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 200 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the bilge wells and the scuppers of the cargo spaces shall be checked and any blockage in the bilge wells and the scuppers shall be removed.

 

Coke breeze

DESCRIPTION
Greyish powder.

CHARACTERISTICS

 

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 556 1.8
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Less than 10 mm Not applicable A


HAZARD
Coke breeze is liable to flow if it has sufficiently high moisture content.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
When a cargo is carried in a ship other than a specially constructed or fitted cargo ship complying with the requirements in subsection 7.3.2 of this Code, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  1.  the moisture content of the cargo shall be kept less than its TML during voyage;

  2. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, the cargo shall not be handled during precipitation;

  3. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, during handling of the cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which the cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed;

  4. the cargo may be handled during precipitation provided that the actual moisture content of the cargo is sufficiently less than its TML so that the actual moisture content is not liable to be increased beyond the TML by the precipitation; and

  5. the cargo in a cargo space may be discharged during precipitation provided that the total amount of the cargo in the cargo space is to be discharged in the port.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
The appearance of the surface of this cargo shall be checked regularly during voyage. If free water 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.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the bilge wells and the scuppers of the cargo spaces shall be checked and any blockage in the bilge wells and the scuppers shall be removed.

Colemanite

DESCRIPTION
A natural hydrated calcium borate. Fine to lumps, light grey appearance similar to clay.
Moisture approximately 7%.

CHARACTERISTICS

 

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1639 0.61
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 300 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Copper granules

DESCRIPTION
Sphere shaped pebbles. 75% copper with lead, tin, zinc, traces of others. Moisture content 1.5% approximately. Light grey colour when dry, dark green when wet. Odourless.

CHARACTERISTICS

 

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 4000 to 4545 0.22 to 0.25
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Fines up to 10 mm
Clinkers up to 50 mm
Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Copper matte

DESCRIPTION
Crude black copper ore. Composed of 75% copper and 25% impurities. Small metallic round stones or pellets. Odourless.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2857 to 4000 0.25 to 0.35
SIZE CLASS GROUP
3 mm to 25 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Copra (dry) UN 1363

DESCRIPTION
Dried kernels of coconuts with a penetrating rancid odour which may taint other cargoes.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 500 2.0
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable 4.2 B


HAZARD
Liable to heat and ignite spontaneously especially when in contact with water. Liable to cause oxygen depletion in the cargo space.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
This cargo shall not be stowed on or adjacent to heated surfaces including fuel oil tanks.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. This cargo shall not be accepted for loading when wet.

PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall only be accepted for loading when the cargo has been weathered for at least one month before shipment or when the shipper provides the master with a certificate issued by a person recognized by the competent authority of the country of origin stating that the moisture content the cargo is not more than of 5%. Smoking and the use of naked lights in cargo spaces and adjacent areas shall be prohibited. Entry into the cargo space for this cargo shall not be permitted until the cargo space has been ventilated and the atmosphere tested for concentration of oxygen.

VENTILATION
Surface ventilation only, either natural or mechanical, shall be conducted, as necessary, during the voyage for this cargo.

CARRIAGE
The temperature of this cargo shall be measured and recorded regularly during voyage to monitor for possible self-heating.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.


EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation if fitted. Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control fire.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


Crushed carbon anodes

Crushed carbon anodes

DESCRIPTION
Crushed Carbon Anodes are spent carbon anodes that are crushed into smaller pieces to permit their shipment for recycling. Carbon anodes are used to introduce electricity into the aluminium smelter pots. This cargo is mainly composed of black crushed lumps and pieces principally containing carbon and other impurities. The material is odourless.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 800 to 1,000 1.00 to 1.25
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Mainly coarse pieces
up to 60 cm +
Not applicable C

HAZARD
This cargo may generate dust. This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection, dust filter mask and barrier creams as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Cryolite

DESCRIPTION
A fluoride of sodium and aluminium used in the production of aluminium and for ceramic glazes.
Grey pellets.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1429 0.70
SIZE CLASS GROUP
6.4 mm to 12.7 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
Prolonged contact may cause serious damage to the skin and nervous system.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Diammonium Phosphate (D.A.P.)

Diammonium Phosphate (D.A.P.)

DESCRIPTION
Odourless white crystals or powder. Depending on source it can be dusty. Hygroscopic.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
30° to 40° 833 to 999 1.10 to 1.20
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Diameter: 2.54 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
This cargo is hygroscopic and may harden in the cargo space under humid conditions.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
Condensation in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo, sweating of this cargo and entering of water from hatch covers to the cargo spaces shall be checked regularly during the voyage. Due attention shall be paid to the sealing of hatches of the cargo spaces.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, particular attention shall be paid to bilge wells of the cargo spaces.

Direct reduced iron (A)

Briquettes, hot-moulded

DESCRIPTION
Direct reduced iron (A) is a metallic grey material, moulded in a briquette form, emanating from a densification process whereby the direct reduced iron (DRI) feed material is moulded at a temperature greater than 650oC and has a density greater than 5,000 kg/m3. Fines and small particles (under 6.35 mm) shall not exceed 5% by weight.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2500 to 3300 0.3 to 0.4
To be verified by the shipper
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Approximate size:
Length 50 mm to 140 mm
Width 40 mm to 100 mm
Thickness 20 mm to 50 mm
Briquette weight 0.2 to 3.0 kg
Fines and small particles:
under 6.35 mm
MHB B


HAZARD
Temporary increase in temperature of about 30oC due to self-heating may be expected after material handling in bulk. The material may slowly evolve hydrogen after contact with water (notably saline water). Hydrogen is a flammable gas that can form an explosive mixture when mixed with air in concentration above 4% by volume. It is liable to cause oxygen depletion in cargo spaces. This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" goods of class 1 (division 1.4S), 2, 3, 4 and 5 and class 8 acids in packaged form (see IMDG Code).
"Separated from" solid bulk materials of classes 4 and 5.
"Separated longitudinally by an intervening complete compartment or hold from" goods of class 1 other than division 1.4S.
Boundaries of compartments where this cargo is carried shall be resistant to fire and passage of liquid.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
The cargo spaces shall be clean, dry and free from salt and residues of previous cargoes. Prior to loading, wooden fixtures such as battens, loose dunnage, debris and combustible materials shall be removed.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable during loading and the voyage. Open storage is acceptable prior to loading. This cargo shall not be loaded onto ships or transferred between ships or barges during precipitation. 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. Only when weather permits may non-working hatch covers be left open for a minimum of 1 hour after completion of each pour to allow cooling after cargo handling in bulk.

LOADING
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 and that it conforms with the requirements of this Code; that the quantity of fines and small particles (up to 6.35 mm in size) is no more than 5% by weight; the moisture content is less than 1.0% and the temperature does not exceed 65°C.

This cargo shall not be loaded when the temperature is in excess of 65°C, if its moisture content is in excess of 1.0% or if the quantity of fines and small particles (up to 6.35 mm in size) exceeds 5% by weight.

Appropriate precautions shall be taken during loading in order to have a cargo composed of essentially whole briquettes. The cargo shall be loaded in such a way so as to minimize breakage of briquettes and the additional generation of fines and small particles and concentration of fines in any area of the cargo. The addition of fines and particles less than 6.35 mm or dust in homogenous cargoes of briquettes shall be prohibited.

Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. Due consideration shall be given to evenly spreading the cargo across the tanktop to minimize the concentration of fines.

The cargo temperature shall be monitored during loading and recorded in a log detailing the temperature for each lot of cargo loaded, a copy of which shall be provided to the master. After loading, a certificate, confirming that throughout the whole consignment the fines and small particles (under 6.35 mm in size) are less than 5% by weight, shall be issued by a competent person recognized by the National Administration of the port of loading.

PRECAUTIONS
The carrier's nominated technical persons or other representatives shall have reasonable access to stockpiles and loading installations for inspection.

Shippers shall provide comprehensive information on the cargo and safety procedures to be followed in the event of emergency. The shipper may also provide advice in amplification of this Code but the advice shall not be contrary thereto in respect of safety.

Where practicable, ballast tanks adjacent to the cargo spaces containing this cargo, other than double-bottom tanks, shall be kept empty. Weather deck closures and hatch covers shall be inspected and tested to ensure integrity and weather tightness which shall be maintained throughout the voyage.

Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery, equipment and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Radars and exposed radio communication equipment of the ship shall be protected from the dust of this cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be clean, dry and protected from ingress of the cargo using non-combustible material. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

During handling of this cargo "NO SMOKING" signs shall be posted on decks and in areas adjacent to cargo spaces, and no naked lights shall be permitted in these areas.

Cargo spaces containing this cargo and adjacent spaces may become oxygen-depleted. Flammable gas may also build up in these spaces. All precautions shall be taken upon enteringthe cargo and adjacent spaces.

VENTILATION
Surface ventilation only, either natural or mechanical, shall be conducted, as necessary, during the voyage for this cargo. On no account shall air be directed into the body of the cargo. When mechanical ventilation is used, the fans shall be certified as explosion-proof and shall prevent any spark generation thereby avoiding the possibility of ignition of hydrogen air mixture.

Suitable wire mesh guards shall be fitted over inlet and outlet ventilation openings. Ventilation shall be such that escaping gases cannot enter living quarters in hazardous concentrations.

CARRIAGE
For quantitative measurements of hydrogen, a suitable detector shall be on board while this cargo is carried. The detector shall be suitable for use in an oxygen depleted atmosphere and of a type certified safe for use in an explosive atmosphere. The concentrations of hydrogen in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be measured regularly during the voyage, and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board for a minimum of two years. When the monitored hydrogen concentration is higher than 1% (> 25% LEL) by volume, appropriate safety precautions shall be taken in accordance with those procedures provided by the shipper in case of emergency. If in doubt, expert advice shall be sought.

Bilge wells shall be checked regularly for the presence of water. If water is found, it shall be removed by pumping or draining the bilge wells. Temperature of the cargo shall be taken regularly during the voyage and a record kept on board for a minimum of two years. If the temperature in the cargo space exceeds 65°C, appropriate safety precautions shall be taken in accordance with the procedures provided by the shipper in case of emergency. If in doubt, expert advice shall be sought.

DISCHARGE
The hydrogen concentration in the cargo space shall be measured immediately before any opening action of the hatch covers. If the hydrogen concentration is greater than 1% (> 25% LEL) by volume, all appropriate safety precautions in conformity with the procedures provided by the shipper or the recommendations of the competent authority shall be taken. If in doubt, expert advice shall be sought

During discharge, a fine spray of fresh water may be applied to this cargo for dust control only when the cargo will be stored in an open area. It is not recommended to apply a fine spray of fresh water to this cargo when it will be stored in an enclosed space or is to be transhipped.

CLEAN-UP
Accumulations of dust from this cargo on deck or in proximity to cargo spaces shall be removed as quickly as possible. Consideration shall be given to carefully cleaning exposed radio communications equipment to which dust from the cargo might adhere, such as radar, radio aerials, VHF installations, AIS and GPS. Hosing with seawater should be avoided.
 
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Do not use water. Do not use steam.  Do not use CO2
.
Batten down.
The specific procedures in the event of emergency provided by the shipper should be consulted and followed, as appropriate. If in doubt, expert advice should be sought as quickly as possible.

Preparations should be made for grab discharge if serious heating occurs.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


Direct reduced iron (B)

Lumps, pellets, cold-moulded briquettes

DESCRIPTION
Direct reduced iron (DRI) (B) is a highly porous, black/grey metallic material formed by the reduction (removal of oxygen) of iron oxide at temperatures below the fusion point of iron. Cold-moulded briquettes are defined as those which have been moulded at a temperature less than 650oC or which have a density of less than 5,000 kg/m3. Fines and small particles under 6.35 mm in size shall not exceed 5% by weight.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1750 to 2000 0.5 to 0.57
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Lumps and pellets:
Average particle size 6.35 mm
to 25 mm.
Cold-moulded briquettes:
Approximate maximum
dimensions 35 mm to 40 mm.
Fines and small particles under
6.35 mm up to 5% by weight.
MHB B


HAZARD
Temporary increase in temperature of about 30oC due to self-heating may be expected after material handling in bulk. There is a risk of overheating, fire and explosion during transport. This cargo reacts with air and with fresh water or seawater to produce heat and hydrogen. Hydrogen is a flammable gas that can form an explosive mixture when mixed with air in concentrations above 4% by volume. The reactivity of this cargo depends upon the origin of the ore, the process and temperature of reduction, and the subsequent ageing procedures. Cargo heating may generate very high temperatures that are sufficient to ignite the cargo. Build-up of fines may also lead to self-heating, auto-ignition and explosion. Oxygen in cargo spaces and enclosed spaces may be depleted.

STOWAGE &  SEGREGATION
"Separated from" goods of classes 1 (division 1.4S), 2, 3, 4 and 5, and class 8 acids in packaged form (See IMDG Code).
"Separated from" solid bulk materials of classes 4 and 5.
Goods of class 1, other than division 1.4S, shall not be carried in the same ship.
Boundaries of compartments where this cargo is carried shall be resistant to fire and passage of liquid.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
The cargo spaces shall be clean, dry and free from salt and residues of previous cargoes. Prior to loading, wooden fixtures such as battens, loose dunnage, debris and combustible materials shall be removed.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
The cargo shall be kept dry at all times during storage, before and during loading, and during transportation. The cargo shall not be loaded onto ships, or transferred between ships or barges, during precipitation. During loading of this cargo, all non-working hatches of cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded, or is to be loaded, shall be kept closed.

LOADING
Prior to loading, the terminal shall ensure that the conveyor belts used for loading this cargo contain no accumulation of water or other substances. Each time cargo operations are commenced or restarted, particularly after rain or washing down, any loading belt shall be operated empty and not over a ship's cargo space. Prior to loading, an ultrasonic test or another equivalent method with a suitable instrument shall be conducted to ensure weather tightness of the hatch covers and closing arrangements and all readings shall confirm weather tightness.

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, and that it conforms with the requirements of this Code; that the quantity of fines and small particles is no more than 5% by weight; that the moisture content is less than 0.3%; and that the temperature does not exceed 65°C. This certificate shall state the date of manufacture for each lot of cargo to be loaded in order to meet the loading criteria in regards to ageing and material temperature.

The cargo shall not be accepted for loading when its temperature is in excess of 65°C or if its moisture content is in excess of 0.3% or if the quantity of fines and small particles exceeds 5% by weight. Any cargo that has been wetted, or is known to have been wetted, shall not be loaded into any cargo space.

Prior to loading, provision shall be made to introduce a dry, inert gas at tanktop level so that the inert gas purges the air from the cargo and fills the free volume above. Nitrogen is preferred for this purpose. All vents, accesses and other openings such as coaming drains that could allow the inert atmosphere to be lost from cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be closed and sealed.

The cargo shall be loaded in such a way as to minimize both the breakage of the cold-moulded briquettes, pellets, lumps and the additional generation of fines and the concentrating of fines in any area of the cargo. This cargo shall be homogenous with no added waste. The addition of DRI particles, fines or dust in this cargo shall be prohibited.

Due consideration shall be given to evenly spreading the cargo across the tanktop to minimize the concentration of fines. Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

The cargo temperature and moisture shall be monitored during loading and recorded in a log detailing the temperature and moisture for each lot of cargo loaded, a copy of which shall be provided to the master. After loading, a certificate shall be issued by a competent person recognized by the National Administration of the port of loading confirming that throughout the whole consignment fines and small particles (under 6.35 mm size) are less than 5% by weight, that the moisture content has not exceeded 0.3% and the temperature does not exceed 65°C.
On completion of loading of a cargo space, it shall be immediately closed and sealed. Sufficient inert gas shall then be introduced to achieve an oxygen concentration less than 5% throughout the cargo space.

PRECAUTIONS
Due consideration shall be given to the possibility of moisture inside the cargo pile in order to avoid loading of wet cargo or a wet part of the cargo recognizing that the bottom of the pile can be wet even though the surface of cargo pile looks dry. The carrier's nominated technical persons or other representatives shall have reasonable access to stockpiles and loading installations for inspection.

Prior to shipment, the cargo shall be aged for at least 3 days, or treated with an air-passivation technique, or another equivalent method, that reduces the reactivity to the same level as the aged product. Such aging process shall be approved by the competent authority that shall also provide a certificate to that effect.

Shippers shall provide comprehensive information on the cargo and safety procedures to be followed in the event of emergency. This advice may be an amplification of this Code, but shall not be contrary thereto in respect of safety.

Where practicable, ballast tanks adjacent to the cargo spaces containing this cargo, other than double-bottom tanks, shall be kept empty. Weather tightness shall be maintained throughout the voyage. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be clean, dry and protected from ingress of the cargo using non-combustible material.

Due consideration shall be given to protecting equipment, machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Radars and exposed radio communication equipment of ships which carry this cargo shall be protected from the dust of this cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

During any handling of this cargo NO SMOKING""  signs shall be posted on decks and in areas adjacent to cargo spaces, and no naked lights shall be permitted in these areas. Smoking, burning, cutting, chipping, grinding or other sources of ignition shall not be allowed in the vicinity of cargo spaces containing this cargo at any time.

Cargo spaces containing this cargo and adjacent spaces may become oxygen-depleted.
Flammable gas may also build up in these spaces. All precautions shall be taken when entering the cargo spaces.

The ship shall be provided with the means to ensure that the requirement of this Code to maintain the oxygen concentration below 5% can be achieved throughout the voyage. The ship's fixed CO2 fire-fighting system shall not be used for this purpose. Consideration shall be given to providing the vessel with the means to top up the cargo spaces with additional supplies of inert gas taking into account the duration of the voyage.

The ship shall be provided with the means for reliably measuring the temperatures at several points within the stow, and determining the concentrations of hydrogen and oxygen in the cargo space atmosphere on voyage whilst minimizing as far as practicable the loss of the inert atmosphere.

Any cargo that has already been loaded into a cargo space and which subsequently becomes wetted, or in which reactions have started, shall be discharged without delay.

The ship shall not sail until the master and a competent person recognized by the National Administration of the port of loading are satisfied:

  1. that all loaded cargo spaces are correctly sealed and inerted;
  2. that the temperature of the cargo has stabilized at all measuring points and that the temperature does not exceed 65oC; and

  3. that at the end of the inerting process, the concentration of hydrogen in the free space of the holds has stabilized and does not exceed 0.2% by volume.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall remain tightly sealed and the inert condition maintained during the voyage.

CARRIAGE
For quantitative measurements of hydrogen and oxygen, suitable detectors shall be on board while this cargo is carried. The detectors shall be suitable for use in an oxygen-depleted atmosphere and of a type certified safe for use in explosive atmospheres. The concentrations of hydrogen and oxygen in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be measured at regular intervals during voyage, and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board for a minimum of two years.

The oxygen concentration in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be maintained at less than 5% throughout the duration of the voyage. When the monitored hydrogen concentration is higher than 1% (> 25% LEL) by volume, appropriate safety precautions shall be taken in accordance with those procedures provided by the shipper in the event of emergency. If in doubt, expert advice shall be sought.

Cargo temperatures shall be taken at regular intervals during voyage and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board for a minimum of two years. If the temperature in the cargo space exceeds 65°C, appropriate safety precautions shall be taken in accordance with the procedures provided by the shipper in the event of emergency. If in doubt, expert advice shall be sought.

Bilge wells shall be checked regularly for the presence of water. If water is found, it shall be removed by pumping or draining the bilge wells. Consideration shall be given to increasing the frequency of cargo monitoring following periods of bad weather. All measurements shall be taken so as to minimize as far as practicable the loss of inert gas from the cargo spaces.

DISCHARGE
The hydrogen concentration in the cargo space shall be measured immediately before any opening action of the hatch covers. If the hydrogen concentration is greater than 1% (> 25% LEL) by volume, all appropriate safety precautions in conformity with the procedures provided by the shipper or the recommendations of the competent authority shall be taken. If in doubt, expert advice shall be sought.

During precipitation, all cargo operations shall be suspended and holds containing cargo shall be closed. Monitoring for hydrogen in those holds containing cargo shall be resumed.

CLEAN-UP
Accumulations of dust from this cargo on deck or in proximity to cargo spaces shall be removed as quickly as possible. Hosing with seawater should be avoided.  Consideration shall be given to carefully cleaning exposed radio communications equipment to which dust from the cargo might adhere, such as radar, radio aerials, VHF installations, AIS and GPS.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

In the event of emergency, the specific procedures provided by the shipper should be
consulted and followed, as appropriate.
Do not use CO2.  Do not use water.  Do not use steam.

Batten down and reinstate the inert atmosphere using supplies or equipment if available on board. Increase the frequency of monitoring. If temperature and/or hydrogen concentration steadily rise, seek expert advice as quickly as possible.


If the temperature in the cargo space exceeds 120°C, the ship should make for the nearest appropriate port to discharge the cargo affected. Preparations should be made for grab discharge.

If additional nitrogen gas is available, the use of this gas will assist in keeping the oxygen concentration down and may contain the fire and prevent an explosive atmosphere if hydrogen is produced.

Flooding with water of the affected cargo hold should only be contemplated as a last resort, always taking the stability and strength of the ship into account.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


Direct reduced iron (C)

(By-product fines)

DESCRIPTION
Direct reduced iron (DRI) (C) is a porous, black/grey metallic material generated as a by-productof the manufacturing and handling processes of DRI (A) and/or DRI (B). The density of DRI (C) is less than 5,000 kg/m3.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1850 to 3300 0.30 to 0.54
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Fines and small particles
with an average size less
than 6.35 mm, no particles to
exceed 12 mm

MHB

B


HAZARD
Temporary increase in temperature of about 30oC due to self-heating may be expected after material handling in bulk.

There is a risk of overheating, fire and explosion during transport. This cargo reacts with air and with fresh water or seawater, to produce hydrogen and heat. Hydrogen is a flammable gas that can form an explosive mixture when mixed with air in concentrations above 4% by volume.

Cargo heating may generate very high temperatures that are sufficient to lead to self-heating, auto-ignition and explosion.

Oxygen in cargo spaces and in enclosed adjacent spaces may be depleted. Flammable gas may also build up in these spaces. All precautions shall be taken when entering cargo and enclosed adjacent spaces.

The reactivity of this cargo is extremely difficult to assess due to the nature of the material that can be included in the category. A worst case scenario should therefore be assumed at all times.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" goods of classes 1 (division 1.4S), 2, 3, 4 and 5, and class 8 acids in packaged form (see IMDG Code).
"Separated from" solid bulk materials of classes 4 and 5.
Goods of class 1, other than division 1.4S, shall not be carried in the same ship. Boundaries of compartments where this cargo is carried shall be resistant to fire and passage of liquid.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Cargo spaces shall be clean, dry and free of salt and residues of previous cargoes. Prior to loading, wooden fixtures such as battens, loose dunnage, debris and combustible materials shall be removed.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
The cargo shall be kept within the permissible moisture content indicated in this schedule at all times during loading, and during transportation.

This cargo shall not be loaded onto ships, or transferred between ships or barges, during ANY precipitation.

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

LOADING
Prior to loading, the terminal shall ensure that the conveyor belts and all other equipment used for loading this cargo contain no accumulation of water or other substances. Each time cargo operations are commenced or restarted, particularly after rain or washing down, any loading belt shall be operated empty and not over a ship's cargo space.

Prior to loading, an ultrasonic test or another equivalent method with a suitable instrument shall be conducted to ensure weather tightness of the hatch covers and closing arrangements and all readings shall confirm weather tightness.

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 0.3%; and the temperature does not exceed 65°C. This certificate shall state that the cargo meets the loading criteria in regards to ageing and material temperature.

The cargo shall not be accepted for loading when its temperature is in excess of 65°C or if its moisture content is in excess of 0.3%. Any cargo that has been wetted, or is known to have been wetted, shall not be loaded into any cargo space.

Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

The cargo temperature shall be monitored during loading and recorded in a log detailing the temperature for each lot of cargo loaded, a copy of which shall be provided to the master. After loading, a certificate shall be issued by a competent person recognized by the National Administration of the port of loading confirming that throughout the whole consignment of fines and small particles the moisture content has not exceeded 0.3% and the temperature does not exceed 65°C.

On completion of loading of a cargo space it shall be immediately closed and sealed. Sufficient inert gas shall then be introduced to achieve an oxygen concentration less than 5% throughout the cargo space.
 
PRECAUTIONS
Due consideration shall be given to the possibility of moisture inside the cargo pile in order to avoid loading of wet cargo or a wet part of the cargo recognizing that the bottom of the pile can be wet even though the surface of cargo pile looks dry. The carrier's nominated technical persons or other representatives shall have reasonable access to stockpiles and loading installations for inspection.

Prior to shipment, the cargo shall be aged for at least 30 days and a certificate confirming this shall be issued by a competent person recognized by the National Administration of the port of loading.

Shippers shall provide to the master prior to loading comprehensive information on the cargo and safety procedures to be followed in the event of emergency. This advice may be an amplification of this Code, but shall not be contrary thereto in respect of safety.

Where practicable, ballast tanks adjacent to the cargo spaces containing this cargo, other than double-bottom tanks, shall be kept empty. Weather tightness shall be maintained throughout the voyage. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be clean, dry and protected from ingress of the cargo using non-combustible material. The introduction of moisture and accumulation of condensation in the cargo spaces shall be avoided.

Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect equipment, machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Radars and exposed radio communication equipment of ships which carry this cargo shall be protected from the dust of this cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.


During any handling of this cargo "NO SMOKING" signs shall be posted on decks and in areas adjacent to cargo spaces, and no naked light shall be permitted in these areas. Smoking, burning, cutting, chipping, grinding or other sources of ignition shall not be allowed in the vicinity of cargo spaces containing this cargo at any time.

Cargo spaces containing this cargo and adjacent spaces may become oxygen-depleted. No person shall enter a loaded cargo space or an enclosed adjacent space unless the space has been ventilated and the atmosphere tested and found to be gas-free and have sufficient oxygen to support life. Notwithstanding, emergency entry may be permitted without ventilation, testing, or both provided that the entry into the space is undertaken only by trained personnel wearing self-contained breathing apparatus under the supervision of a responsible officer and no source of ignition is introduced into the space.

Prior to loading, provision shall be made to introduce a dry, inert gas at tanktop level so that the inert gas purges the air from the cargo and fills the free volume above. Nitrogen is preferred for this purpose. All vents, accesses and other openings such as coaming drains that could allow the inert atmosphere to be lost from cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be closed and sealed.

The ship shall be provided with the means to ensure that a requirement of this Code to maintain the oxygen concentration below 5% can be achieved and maintained throughout the voyage. The ship's fixed CO2 fire-fighting system shall not be used for this purpose. Consideration shall be given to providing the vessel with the means to top up the cargo spaces with additional supplies of inert gas taking into account the duration of the voyage.

The ship shall be provided with the means for reliably measuring the temperatures at several points within the stow and determining the concentrations of hydrogen and oxygen in the cargo space atmosphere on voyage.

Appropriate precautions shall be taken to minimize as far as practicable the loss of the inert atmosphere.

Any cargo that has already been loaded into a cargo space and which subsequently is exposed to additional fresh water or seawater over its natural moisture content and becomes wetted, or in which reactions have started and its temperature has exceeded 120oC, shall be discharged without delay.

On completion of loading of a cargo space it shall be immediately closed and sealed. Sufficient inert gas shall then be introduced to achieve an oxygen concentration less than 5% thought the cargo space.

The ship shall not sail until the master and a competent person recognized by the National Administration of the port of loading are satisfied:

  1. that all loaded cargo spaces are correctly sealed and inerted;

  2. that the temperature of the cargo has stabilized at all measuring points and that the temperature does not exceed 65oC; and

  3. that at the end of the inerting process, the concentration of hydrogen in the free space of the holds has stabilized and does not exceed 0.2% by volume.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall remain tightly sealed and the inert condition maintained during the voyage.

CARRIAGE
For quantitative measurements of hydrogen and oxygen, suitable detectors shall be on board while this cargo is carried. The detectors shall be suitable for use in an oxygen-depleted atmosphere and of a type certified safe for use in explosive atmospheres. The concentrations of hydrogen and oxygen in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be measured at regular intervals during voyage, and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board for a minimum of two years.

The oxygen concentration in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be maintained at less than 5% throughout the duration of the voyage by topping up with inert gas.

Cargo temperatures 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 the temperature in the cargo space exceeds 65°C or the monitored hydrogen concentration exceeds 1% (> 25% LEL) by volume, appropriate safety precautions shall be taken in accordance with the procedures provided by the shipper in the event of emergency. If in doubt, expert advice shall be sought.

Bilge wells shall be checked regularly for the presence of water. If water is found, it shall be removed by pumping or draining the bilge wells. Consideration shall be given to increasing the frequency of cargo monitoring following periods of bad weather. All measurements shall be taken so as to minimize as far as practicable the loss of inert gas from the cargo spaces.

DISCHARGE
The hydrogen concentration in the cargo space shall be measured immediately before any opening action of the hatch covers. If the hydrogen concentration is greater than 1% (> 25% LEL) by volume, all appropriate safety precautions in conformity with the procedures provided by the shipper or the recommendations of the competent authority shall be taken. If in doubt, expert advice shall be sought.

During precipitation, all cargo operations shall be suspended and holds containing cargo shall be closed. Monitoring for hydrogen of those holds containing cargo shall be resumed.

CLEAN-UP
Accumulations of dust from this cargo on deck or in proximity to cargo spaces shall be removed as quickly as possible. Hosing with seawater shall be avoided. 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.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

In the event of emergency, the specific procedures provided by the shipper should be consulted and followed, as appropriate.

Do not use CO2. Do not use water. Do not use steam.

Batten down and reinstate the inert atmosphere using supplies or equipment if available on board. Increase the frequency of monitoring. If temperature and/or hydrogen concentration steadily rise, seek expert advice as quickly as possible.

If the temperature in the cargo space exceeds 120°C, the ship should make for the nearest appropriate port to discharge the affected cargo. Preparations should be made for grab discharge.

If additional nitrogen gas is available, the use of this gas will assist in keeping the oxygen concentration down and may contain the fire and prevent an explosive atmosphere if hydrogen is produced.

Flooding with water of the affected cargo hold should only be contemplated as

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Distillers dried grains with solubles

Distillers dried grains with solubles

DESCRIPTION
A dried blend of coarse grains and condensed distillers solubles that remain after the fermentation of the starch fraction of corn with yeasts and enzymes to produce ethanol and carbon dioxide. Yellowish brown in colour with a cooked corn odour. Moisture content not more than 13% and oil content not more than 11%. This schedule is not applicable to wet distillers grain (WDG) and distillers dried grain (DDG), which are not transported in bulk.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 450 to 520 1.92 to 2.22
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable

Not applicable

C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Load in open unconfined areas. Trim in accordance with the relevant provision required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
Hatches of the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be weathertight to prevent the ingress of water.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhanging faces, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Dolomite

DESCRIPTION
Dolomite is a light yellow/brown coloured mineral stone which is very hard and compact.
Dolomite may sometimes, incorrectly, be used to describe a material consisting of the oxides of calcium and magnesium (dolomitic quicklime). In this case, see "LIME (UNSLAKED)".

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1429 to 1667 0.6 to 0.7
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 32 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Felspar lump

DESCRIPTION
Crystalline minerals consisting of silicates of aluminium with potassium sodium, calcium and barium. White or reddish in colour.

CHARACTERISTICS

 

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1667 0.60
SIZE CLASS GROUP
0.1 mm to 300 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Ferrochrome

DESCRIPTION
Raw material of iron mixed with chrome. Extremely heavy cargo.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 3571 to 5556 0.18 to 0.26
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 300 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Ferrochrome, exothermic

DESCRIPTION
An alloy of iron and chromium. Extremely heavy cargo.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 3571 to 5556 0.18 to 0.28
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 300 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
During loading, carriage and discharging, welding or other hot work shall not be carried out in the vicinity of the cargo spaces containing this cargo.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Ferromanganese

DESCRIPTION
Raw material or iron mixed with manganese.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 3571 to 5556 0.18 to 0.28
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 300 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Ferronickel

DESCRIPTION
An alloy of iron and nickel.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 4167 0.24
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 300 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Ferrophosphorus

Ferrophosphorus (including briquettes)

DESCRIPTION
An alloy of iron and phosphorus used in the steel industry.

CHARACTERISTICS

 

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 5000 (0.2 for briquettes)
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Diameter: 2.54 mm MHB B


HAZARD
May evolve flammable and toxic gases (e.g., phosphine) in contact with water.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Segregation as for class 4.3 materials. "Separated from" foodstuffs and class 8 liquids.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as reasonably practicable.

VENTILATION
Mechanical ventilation shall be conducted during the voyage for the cargo spaces carrying this cargo. Ventilation fans shall be of certified safe type for use in a flammable atmosphere. They shall normally be run continuously whenever this cargo is on board. Where this is impracticable, they shall be operated as weather permits and in any case for a reasonable period prior to discharge.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces shall be swept clean. Water shall not be used for cleaning of the cargo space which has contained this cargo, because of danger of gas.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down and use CO2 if available. Do not use water..

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Ferrosilicon 25% to 30% silicon, or 90% or more silicon

Ferrosilicon 25% to 30% silicon, or 90% or more with silicon
(including briquettes) (See appendix to this schedule)

DESCRIPTION
Ferrosilicon is an extremely heavy cargo.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1389 to 2083
(1111 to 1538 for briquettes)
0.48 to 0.72
(0.65 to 0.90 for briquettes)
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Diameter: 2.54 mm MHB B


HAZARD
In contact with moisture or water it may evolve hydrogen, a flammable gas which may form explosive mixtures with air and may, under similar circumstances, produce phosphine and arsine, which are highly toxic gases. This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Segregation as required for class 4.3 materials. "Separated from" foodstuffs and all class 8 liquids.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage. This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo are loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. Stow evenly across tanktops. Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

PRECAUTIONS
The manufacturer or the shipper shall provide the master with a certificate stating that, after manufacture, the cargo was stored under cover, but exposed to open air for not less than three days prior to shipment.

VENTILATION
Continuous mechanical ventilation shall be conducted during the voyage for the cargo spaces carrying this cargo. If maintaining ventilation endangers the ship or the cargo, it may be interrupted unless there is a risk of explosion or other danger due to interruption of the ventilation. In any case mechanical ventilation shall be maintained for a  easonable period prior to discharge. Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

CARRIAGE
For quantitative measurements of hydrogen, phosphine and arsine, suitable detectors for each gas or combination of gases shall be on board while this cargo is carried. The detectors shall be of certified safe type for use in explosive atmosphere. The concentrations of these gases in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be measured regularly, during voyage, and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board.

DISCHARGE
Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces shall be swept clean twice. Water shall not be used for cleaning of the cargo space which has contained this cargo, because of danger of gas.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES


 

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down and use CO2 if available. Do not use water.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


Ferrosilicon UN 1408

with 30% or more but less than 90% silicon
(including briquettes) (see appendix to this schedule)

DESCRIPTION
Ferrosilicon is an extremely heavy cargo.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1389 to 2083
(1111 to 1538 for briquettes)
0.48 to 0.72
(0.65 to 0.90 for briquettes)
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 300 mm
Briquettes
4.3 1.6 B


HAZARD
In contact with moisture or water it may evolve hydrogen, a flammable gas which may form explosive mixtures with air and may, under similar circumstances, produce phosphine and arsine, which are highly toxic gases. This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs and all class 8 liquids.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage. This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo are loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo. Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

PRECAUTIONS
The manufacturer or the shipper shall provide the master with a certificate stating that, after manufacture, the cargo was stored under cover, but exposed to dry weather for not less than three days prior to shipment.

VENTILATION
Continuous mechanical ventilation shall be conducted during the voyage for the cargo spaces carrying this cargo. If maintaining ventilation endangers the ship or the cargo, it may be interrupted unless there is a risk of explosion or other danger due to interruption of the ventilation. In any case mechanical ventilation shall be maintained for a reasonable period prior to discharge.  Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

CARRIAGE
For quantitative measurements of hydrogen, phosphine and arsine, suitable detectors for each gas or combination of gases shall be on board while this cargo is carried. The detectors shall be of certified safe type for use in explosive atmosphere. The concentrations of these gases in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be measured regularly, during voyage, and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board.

DISCHARGE
Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces shall be swept clean twice. Water shall not be used for cleaning of the cargo space which has contained this cargo, because of danger of gas.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down and use CO2 if available. Do not use water..

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Ferrous metal borings, shavings, turnings or cuttings UN 2793

Ferrous metal borings, shavings, turnings or cuttings UN 2793

DESCRIPTION
Metal drillings usually wet or contaminated with such materials as unsaturated cutting oil, oily rags and other combustible material. This schedule should not apply to consignments of materials which are accompanied by a declaration submitted prior to loading by the shipper and stating that they have no self-heating properties when transported in bulk.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable Various Various
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable 4.2 B


HAZARD
These materials are liable to self-heat and ignite spontaneously, particularly when in a finely divided form, wet or contaminated with such materials, as unsaturated cutting oil, oily rags and other combustible matter.
Excessive amounts of cast iron borings or organic materials may encourage heating. Self-heating or inadequate ventilation may cause dangerous depletion of oxygen in cargo spaces.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.
WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
During loading the material shall be compacted in the cargo space as frequently as practicable with a bulldozer or other means. The bilge of each cargo space in which the cargo is loaded shall be kept as dry as practicable. After loading the cargo shall be trimmed to eliminate peaks and compacted. Wooden wet battens and dunnage shall be removed from the cargo space before the cargo is loaded.

PRECAUTIONS
The temperature of this cargo shall be measured prior to and during loading. The temperature of the cargo in the stockyard shall be measured at points between 200 mm and 350 mm from the surface of the cargo pile. This cargo shall only be accepted for loading when the temperature of the cargo prior to loading does not exceed 55°C. If the temperature of the cargo in any cargo space exceeds 90°C during loading, loading shall be suspended and shall not be recommenced until the temperature of the cargo in all cargo spaces has fallen below 85°C. The ship shall not depart unless the temperature of the cargo in all cargo spaces is below 65°C and has shown a steady or downward trend in temperature for at least eight hours.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
The surface temperature of the cargo shall be monitored and recorded daily during the voyage. Temperature readings shall be taken in such a way as not to require entry into the cargo space or, alternatively if entry is required for this purpose, at least two sets of self-contained breathing apparatus, additional to those required by SOLAS regulation II-2/10.10 should be provided.

DISCHARGE
Entry into the cargo spaces containing this cargo shall only be permitted for trained personnel wearing self-contained breathing apparatus when the main hatches are open and after adequate ventilation is conducted or for personnel using appropriate breathing apparatus.

CLEAN-UP
Prior to washing out the residues of this cargo, any oil spillages shall be cleaned from the tanktops and the bilge wells of the cargo spaces for this cargo.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Whilst at sea, any rise in surface temperature of the material indicates a self-heating reaction problem. If the temperature should rise to 80oC a potential fire situation is developing and the ship should make for the nearest suitable port. Batten down. Water should not be used at sea.
Early application of an inert gas to a smouldering situation may be effective.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


REMARKS
In port, copious quantities of water may be used, but due consideration should be given to factors affecting the stability of the ship.

Ferrous sulphate Heptahydrate

Ferrous sulphate Heptahydrate

DESCRIPTION
Pale green crystals. Highly soluble in water. Product commonly referred to as "Copperas".

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 750 to 1250 0.8 to 1.3
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Crystals Not applicable C


HAZARD
Harmful if swallowed. Causes serious eye irritation. Causes skin irritation.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
Tends to caking when damp.
This cargo is highly soluble and will be acidic when wet.
Excessive levels spilt into water systems may result in oxygen depletion from the water.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" Oxidizing substances.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. It shall not be handled during precipitation.
During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provision required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Persons who may be in contact with the product shall wear protective clothing, gloves and eye protection. Typically, this is a non-dusty product, however, in particularly dry conditions, if dust is generated a filter mask shall also be worn. Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered, as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
Hatches of the cargo spaces shall be weathertight to prevent water ingress.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces and the bilge wells shall be swept clean and then thoroughly washed out.

Fertilizers without nitrates

Fertilizers without nitrates (non-hazardous)

DESCRIPTION
Powder and granular. Greenish, brown or beige in colour. Odourless. Very low moisture content (0% to 1%). Hygroscopic.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 714 to 1111 0.90 to 1.40
SIZE CLASS GROUP
1 mm to 3 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Fish (in bulk)

DESCRIPTION
Fish carried in bulk after freezing.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable - -
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Various Not applicable A


HAZARD
Fish carried in bulk may liquefy.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Prior to the carriage of this cargo, due consideration shall be paid to consult with the competent authority. The requirement in chapter 7 of this Code, requiring a determination of TML and moisture content declaration may be dispensed with for this cargo. Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
After completion of discharge, attention shall be paid to residues of this cargo, which are liable to decompose resulting in emission of toxic gases and depletion of oxygen.

 

Fishmeal (fishcrap), stabilized UN 2216

Anti-oxidant treated

The provisions of this entry should not apply to consignments of fishmeal, Group C, which are accompanied by a certificate issued by the competent authority of the country of shipment, stating that the material has no self-heating properties when transported in bulk.

DESCRIPTION
Brown to greenish-brown material obtained through heating and drying of oily fish. Moisture content: greater than 5% but not exceeding 12%, by mass. Strong odour may affect other cargo.
Fat content; not more than 15%, by mass.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 300 to 700 1.5 to 3.0
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable 9 B


HAZARD
Liable to heat spontaneously unless has low fat content or effectively anti-oxidant treated. Liable to cause oxygen depletion in cargo space.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Segregation as required for class 4.2 materials.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. The cargo shall not be accepted for loading when the temperature of the cargo exceeds 35°C or 5°C above the ambient temperature, which ever is higher. The cargo may be loaded without weathering/curing prior to loading.

PRECAUTIONS

  1. This cargo shall only be accepted for loading when the stabilization of the cargo is achieved to prevent spontaneous combustion by effective application:

    1. of between 400 and 1000 mg/kg (ppm) ethoxyquin, or

    2. of between 1000 and 4000 mg/kg (ppm) butylated hydroxytolune at the time of production, within 12 months prior to shipment and anti-oxidant remnant concentration shall be not less than 100 mg/kg (ppm) at the time of shipment.

  2. The shipper shall provide the master with a certificate issued by a person recognized by the competent authority of the country of shipment specifying:
    • moisture content;
    • fat content;
    • details of anti-oxidant treatment for meals older than six months;
    • anti-oxidant concentrations at the time of shipment, which must exceed 100 mg/kg (ppm);
    • total weight of the consignment;
    • temperature of fishmeal at the time of dispatch from the factory; and
    • date of production.

      A suitable equipment for quantitative measurement of the concentration of oxygen in the cargo space shall be provided on board the ship.

VENTILATION
Surface ventilation either natural or mechanical shall be conducted during the voyage, as necessary, for the cargo spaces carrying this cargo. If the temperature of the cargo exceeds 55°C and continues to increase, ventilation to the cargo space shall be stopped. If self-heating continues, then carbon dioxide or inert gas shall be introduced to the cargo spaces.

CARRIAGE
This cargo shall be kept as cool and dry as reasonably practicable. The temperature of this cargo shall be measured at eight-hour intervals during the voyage. The results of measurements shall be recorded and kept on board.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation, if fitted.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Fluorspar

DESCRIPTION
Yellow, green or purple crystals. Coarse dust.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable Dry: 1429 to 1786
Wet: 1786 to 2128
Dry: 0.56 to 0.70
Wet: 0.47 to 0.56
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable MHB A and B


HAZARD
This material may liquefy if shipped at moisture content in excess of their Transportable moisture limit. See section 7 of the Code. Harmful and irritating by dust inhalation.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs and all class 8 materials (goods in packaged form and solid bulk materials).

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
When a cargo is carried in a ship other than specially constructed or fitted cargo ship complying with the requirements in subsection 7.3.2 of this Code, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  1. the moisture content of the cargo shall be kept less than its TML during voyage;
  2. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, the cargo shall not be handled during precipitation;
  3. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, during handling of the cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which the cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed;
  4. the cargo may be handled during precipitation provided that the actual moisture content of the cargo is sufficiently less than its TML so that the actual moisture content is not liable to be increased beyond the TML by the precipitation; and
  5. the cargo in a cargo space may be discharged during precipitation provided that the total amount of the cargo in the cargo space is to be discharged in the port.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary. Protect machinery, accommodation and bilge wells from dust.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES 

 

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Nil

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Fly ash

Fly ash

DESCRIPTION
Fly Ash is the light, finely divided dusty fine powder residue from coal and oil fired power stations. Do not confuse with Calcined Pyrites.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 794 1.26
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable Not applicable C


HAZARD
May shift when aerated.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. The ship carrying this cargo shall not depart until the cargo has settled.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
After the completion of loading of this cargo, the hatches of the cargo spaces shall be sealed. All vents and access ways to the cargo spaces shall be shut during the voyage. Bilges in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be pumped unless absolutely necessary.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
In the case that the residues of this cargo are to be washed out, the cargo spaces and the other structures and equipment which may have been in contact with this cargo or its dust shall be thoroughly swept prior to washing out. Particular attention shall be paid to bilge wells and framework in the cargo spaces. After complying with the foregoing requirements, the cargo spaces shall be washed out and the water for washing out shall be pumped out in an appropriate manner, except in the case that the BCSN of the cargo to be loaded subsequent to discharge is FLY ASH.

Fly ash, Wet

Fly ash, Wet

DESCRIPTION
Greyish powder. This cargo is a mixture of the light, finely divided dusty fine powder residue from coal and oil fired power stations and water (not less than 10% of water). Ammonia odour.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 900 to 1300 0.77 – 1.11
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Under 1 mm Not applicable A


HAZARD
Wet fly ash is liable to flow if it has sufficiently high moisture content.
It is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
When a cargo is carried in a ship other than specially constructed or fitted cargo ship complying with the requirements in subsection 7.3.2 of this Code, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  1. The moisture content of the cargo shall be kept less than its TML during voyage.

  2. Unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, the cargo shall not be handled during precipitation.

  3. Unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, during handling of the cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which the cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

  4. The cargo may be handled during precipitation provided that the actual moisture content of the cargo is sufficiently less than its TML so that the actual moisture content is not liable to be increased beyond the TML by the precipitation.

  5. The cargo in a cargo space may be discharged during precipitation provided that the total amount of the cargo in the cargo space is to be discharged in the port.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
The appearance of the surface of this cargo shall be checked regularly during voyage. If free water 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.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the bilge wells and the scuppers of the cargo spaces shall be checked and any blockage in the bilge wells and the scuppers shall be removed.

Grain screening pellets

Grain screening pellets

The provision of this schedule shall apply only to Grain Screening Pellets material containing not more than 6.2% oil content and not more than 17.5% oil and moisture content combined.

DESCRIPTION
Grain Screening Pellets are animal feed products, pelletized animal feed derived from dockage removed from grains. Screenings means dockage that has been removed from grain that does not qualify for any other grain grades. Depending upon their quality, screenings vary in level of parent and volunteer grain material, broken or shrunken kernels, hulls, weed seeds, chaff, dust and other plant material. The colour ranges from brown to yellow.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
less than 30° 478 to 719 1.39 to 2.09
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Length: 12 to 38 mm
Diameter: 4 to 7 mm
Not applicable C

HAZARD
This cargo flows freely like grain. This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which the cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4, 5 and 6 of the Code in accordance with the shipper's declaration of the angle of repose.

A certificate from a person recognized by the competent authority of the country of shipment shall be provided by the shipper to the master, prior to loading, confirming that the oil and the moisture contents as described in the schedule have been met.

PRECAUTIONS
Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear a dust filter mask, protective eyewear, and protective clothing as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
Hatches of the cargo spaces shall be weather tight to prevent water ingress.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
No special requirements.

Granular ferrous sulphate

Granular ferrous sulphate

DESCRIPTION
Grey to brown granules. Absorbs moisture and is highly soluble in water.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
30o to 45o 1100 to 1600 0.63 – 0.9
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 15 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
Harmful if swallowed. Causes serious eye irritation. Causes skin irritation.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
Tends to caking when damp.
It is highly soluble and will be acidic when wet.
Excessive levels spilt into water systems may result in oxygen depletion from the water.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" oxidizing substances.

HOLD AND CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. It shall not be handled during precipitation.
During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provision required under sections 4, 5 and 6 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Persons who may be in contact with the product shall wear protective clothing, gloves and eye protection. Minimize dust generation when loading. If dust is generated a filter mask shall also be worn.
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
Hatches of the cargo spaces shall be weathertight to prevent water ingress.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces and the bilge wells shall be swept clean and then thoroughly washed out.

Granulate tyre rubber

DESCRIPTION
Fragmented rubber tyre material cleaned and free from other materials.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 555 1.8
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Granular, up to 10 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
During handling and carriage no hotwork, burning and smoking shall be permitted in the vicinity of the cargo spaces containing this cargo. Prior to shipment, a certificate shall be given to the master by the shipper stating that this cargo this cargo consists of clean rubber material only.
When the planned interval between the commencement of loading and the completion of discharge of this cargo exceeds 5 days, the cargo shall not be accepted for loading unless the cargo is to be carried in cargo spaces fitted with a fixed gas fire extinguishing system. 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, exempt from the requirements of a fitted fixed gas fire-extinguishing system in the cargo spaces for the carriage of this cargo.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Granulated nickel matte (less than 2% moisture content)

Granulated nickel matte (less than 2% moisture content)

DESCRIPTION
Crude dark grey nickel product composed of about 55% nickel, 20% copper and 25% other mineral impurities. The material is odourless.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2,800 to 4,000 0.25 to 0.36
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 3 mm MHB B

HAZARD
Contact with the skin may give rise to irritation.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
This cargo is moderately toxic by inhalation.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Separated from foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tank top may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tank top to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that the tank top is not overstressed during voyage and during loading process by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Persons who may be exposed to the dust component of the cargo shall wear personal protective equipment including goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection, respiratory protection, and/or skin protection as necessary. Due consideration shall be paid to prevent dust entering living quarters and enclosed working area. Eating and drinking is prohibited in the cargo work areas. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing ( gloves, boots, coveralls )
Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Nil (non-combustible)

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Granulated slag

DESCRIPTION
Residue from steelworks blast furnaces with a dirty grey, lumpy appearance. Iron: 0.5%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1111 0.90
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 5 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards. Slag dust is fine and has abrasive characteristics.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. This cargo shall not be accepted for loading when the temperature of the cargo exceeds 50° .

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Gypsum

Gypsum

DESCRIPTION
A natural Hydrated Calcium Sulphate. Insoluble in water. It is loaded as a fine powder that aggregates into lumps. Gypsum is not water soluble. Average moisture content is 1% to 2%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1282 to 1493 0.67 to 0.78
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 100 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
Prior to washing out the residues of this cargo, the decks and the cargo spaces shall be shovelled and swept clean, because washing out of this cargo is difficult.

 

Gypsum granulated

Gypsum granulated

DESCRIPTION
Gypsum Granulated made from calcium sulphate hydrate which is produced artificially or industrial by-product. It is produced by granulating and processing such calcium sulphate hydrate until its grain size becomes 10 mm diameter or more. Insoluble in water.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 310 to 1,200 0.83 to 3.23
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Greater than 10 mm Not applicable C

HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Ilmenite (rock)

Ilmenite (rock)

DESCRIPTION
Ilmenite (Rock) is obtained from mine blasting followed by crushing. It has a black colour. It may be smelted in electric arc furnaces or can be used in blast furnaces.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2,400 to 3,200 0.31 to 0.42
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 100 mm Not applicable C

HAZARD
This cargo has no special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tank top may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tank top to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that the tank top is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Avoid breathing dust. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear a dust filter mask, protective eyewear and clothing as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Ilmenite (upgraded)

Ilmenite (upgraded)

DESCRIPTION
Ilmenite (upgraded), is obtained from the smelting of rock or sand Ilmenite into electric arc furnaces. Ilmenite (upgraded) has a granular form and its colour varies from black (normal grades) to brown-orange for its purified grade.

Ilmenite (upgraded) is also known as Titanium slag, Titanium Ore Concentrate, Chloride Slag, Sulphate Slag, High Grade Sulphate Slag, Slag fines, Slag ilmenite electro thermal smelting or TiO2 slag.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1,860 to 2,400 0.41 to 0.54
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 12 mm Not applicable A

HAZARD
This material may liquefy if shipped at moisture content in excess of its Transportable Moisture Limit (TML). See sections 7 and 8 of this Code.

This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and while on the voyage. When a cargo is carried in a ship other than a specially constructed or fitted cargo ship complying with the requirements in subsection 7.3.2 of this Code, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  1. the moisture content of the cargo shall be kept less than its TML during loading operations and the voyage;

  2. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, the cargo shall not be handled during precipitation;

  3. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, during handling of the cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which the cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed;

  4. the cargo may be handled during precipitation under the conditions stated in the procedures required in subsection 4.3.3 of this Code; and

  5. the cargo in a cargo space may be discharged during precipitation provided that the total amount of the cargo in the cargo space is to be discharged in the port.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tank top may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tank top to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that the tank top is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate to prevent ingress of the cargo. Avoid breathing dust. Persons who may be exposed to the dust component of the cargo shall wear personal protective equipment including goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and respiratory protection as necessary. Wash hands and face before eating, drinking or smoking.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
The appearance of the cargo shall be checked regularly during voyage. If free water 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.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Ilmenite clay

DESCRIPTION
Very heavy black clay. Abrasive. May be dusty. Titanium, silicate and iron oxides are obtained from ilmenite clay. Moisture content: 10% to 20%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2000 to 2500 0.4 to 0.5
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 0.15 mm Not applicable A


HAZARD
The material may liquefy if shipped at a moisture content in excess of its Transportable Moisture Limit (TML).
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
When a cargo is carried in a ship other than specially constructed or fitted cargo ship complying with the requirements in subsection 7.3.2 of this Code, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  1. the moisture content of the cargo shall be kept less than its TML during voyage;
  2. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, the cargo shall not be handled during precipitation;
  3. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, during handling of the cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which the cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed;
  4. the cargo may be handled during precipitation provided that the actual moisture content of the cargo is sufficiently less than its TML so that the actual moisture content is not liable to be increased beyond the TML by the precipitation; and
  5. the cargo in a cargo space may be discharged during precipitation provided that the total amount of the cargo in the cargo space is to be discharged in the port.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
The appearance of the surface of this cargo shall be checked regularly during voyage. If free water 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.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Ilmenite sand

This cargo can be categorized as Group A or C.

DESCRIPTION
Very heavy black sand. Abrasive. May be dusty. Titanium, monazite and zinc ore are obtained from ilmenite sand. The moisture content of this cargo in Group C is 1% to 2%. When moisture content is above 2%, this cargo is to be categorized in Group A.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2380 to 3225 0.31 to 0.42
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 0.15 mm Not applicable A or C


HAZARD
This cargo in Group C has no special hazards. This cargo in Group A may liquefy if shipped at a moisture content in excess of its TML. See section 7 of this Code.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage. This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo are loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
The appearance of the surface of this cargo shall be checked regularly during voyage. If free water 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.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Iron ore

DESCRIPTION
Iron ore varies in colour from dark grey to rusty redvaries in iron content from haematite, (high grade ore) to ironstone of the lower commercial ranges. Moisture content: 0% to 16%. Mineral Concentrates are different cargoes (see IRON CONCENTRATE).

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1250 to 3448 0.29 to 0.80
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 250 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
Iron ore cargoes may affect magnetic compasses.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirement.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Loading rates of this cargo are normally very high. Due consideration shall be paid on the ballasting operation to develop the loading plan required by regulation VI/9.3 in SOLAS Convention.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Iron ore pellets

DESCRIPTION
Pellets are approximately spherical lumps formed by crushing iron ore into a powder. This iron oxide is formed into pellets by using clay as a binder and then hardening by firing in kilns at 1315oC. Moisture content: 0% to 2%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1900 to 2400 0.45 to 0.52
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 20 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Iron oxide, or

Iron sponge, spent UN 1376
obtained from coal gas purification

DESCRIPTION
Powdery material, black, brown, red or yellow. Strong odour may taint other cargo.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2222 0.45
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 20 mm 4.2 B


HAZARD
Liable to heat and ignite spontaneously, especially if contaminated with oil or moisture. Toxic gases: hydrogen sulphide, sulphur dioxide, and hydrogen cyanide may be produced. Dust may cause an explosion hazard. Liable to reduce the oxygen in the cargo space.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Prior to loading, the shipper or the manufacturer shall provide the master with a certificate stating that the cargo has been cooled and then weathered for not less than 8 weeks prior to shipment.

VENTILATION
Surface ventilation only, either natural or mechanical, shall be conducted, as necessary, during the voyage for this cargo.

CARRIAGE
For quantitative measurements of oxygen and hydrogen cyanide, suitable detectors for each gas or combination of gases shall be on board while this cargo is carried. The detectors shall be suitable for use in an atmosphere without oxygen and of certified safe type for use in explosive atmosphere. The concentrations of these gases in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be measured regularly, during voyage, and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, coveralls, headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Spray nozzles.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation if available. Exclusion of air may be
sufficient to control fire..

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Ironstone

DESCRIPTION
Ore. Moisture: 1% to 2%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2564 0.39
SIZE CLASS GROUP
75 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. If doubt exists, trim reasonably level to the boundaries of the cargo space so as to minimize the risk of shifting and to ensure that adequate stability will be maintained during the voyage. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Labradorite

DESCRIPTION
A lime-soda rock form of felspar. May give off dust.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1667 0.60
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Lumps: 50 mm to 300 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage.
This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo are loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Lead nitrate UN 1469

Lead nitrate UN 1469

DESCRIPTION
White crystals. Soluble in water. Derived from the action of nitrate acid on lead.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable - -
SIZE CLASS SUBSI
DIARY
RISK
GROUP
Not applicable 5.1 6.1 B


HAZARD
Toxic if swallowed or dust inhaled.
Not combustible by itself, but mixtures with combustible materials, are easily ignited and burn fiercely.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage.
This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo are loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
Natural surface ventilation shall be conducted during the voyage, as necessary, for the cargo spaces carrying this cargo.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (gloves, coveralls, headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Spray nozzles.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Use copious quantities of water, which is best applied in the form of a spray to avoid disturbing the surface of the material. The material may fuse or melt, in which condition application of water may result in extensive scattering of the molten materials. Exclusion of air or the use of CO2 will not control the fire. Due consideration should be given to the effect on the stability of the ship due to accumulated water.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Lead ore

DESCRIPTION
Heavy soft grey solid material.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1493 to 4167 0.24 to 0.67
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Powder Not applicable C


HAZARD
Toxic, with acids evolves highly toxic vapour.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" all class 8 liquids.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage.
This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo are loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Lime (unslaked)

DESCRIPTION
White or greyish-white in colour.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable - -
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Lump MHB B


HAZARD
Unslaked lime combines with water to form calcium hydroxide (hydrated lime) or magnesium hydroxide. This reaction develops a great deal of heat which may be sufficient to cause ignition of nearby combustible materials. This is not combustible or has a low fire-risk corrosive to eyes and mucous membranes. This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" all packaged dangerous goods and solid bulk cargoes in Group B.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
Do not discharge during precipitation.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Nil (non-combustible).
Do not use water, if involved in a fire.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Limestone

DESCRIPTION
Limestone varies in colour from cream through white to medium dark grey (when freshly
broken).
Moisture: up to 4%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1190 to 1493 0.67 to 0.84
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Fines to 90 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Linted cotton seed

with not more than 9% moisture and not more than 20.5% oil

DESCRIPTION
Cottonseed with short cotton fibres adhering to the kernel after approximately 90%-98% of the cotton has been removed by machine.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 490 2.02
SIZE CLASS GROUP
- MHB B


HAZARD
May self-heat and deplete oxygen in cargo space.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Entry into the cargo space for this cargo shall not be permitted until the cargo space has been ventilated and the atmosphere tested for concentration of oxygen.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
Hatches should be weathertight to prevent the ingress of water.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhanging faces, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation, if fitted.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


Magnesia (deadburned)

DESCRIPTION
Manufactured in briquette form and is usually white, brown or grey. It is very similar in size, appearance and handling to gravel and is dry and dusty. Deadburned magnesia is natural magnesite calcined at very high temperatures, which results in a non-reactive magnesium oxide, which does not hydrate or produce spontaneous heat.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2000 0.5
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Fines to approx. 30 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Prior to loading, the shipper or the manufacturer shall provide the master with a declaration stating that the cargo has been sufficiently heat-treated and is ready for loading.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Magnesia (unslaked)

DESCRIPTION

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSEBULK DENSITY (kg/m3)STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable12500.80
SIZECLASSGROUP
Fines to 90 mmMHBB


HAZARD
Combines with water to form magnesium hydroxide with an expansion in volume and a release of heat. May ignite materials with low ignition temperatures. Similar to LIME (UNSLAKED) but is less reactive. Corrosive to eyes and mucous membranes.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" all packaged dangerous goods and solid bulk cargoes in Group B.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
Do not discharge during precipitation.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Nil (non-combustible).
Do not use water if cargo is involved in a fire.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Magnesite, natural

DESCRIPTION
Magnesite is white to yellow in colour.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1429 0.7
SIZE CLASS GROUP
3 mm to 30 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Magnesium nitrate UN 1474

Magnesium nitrate UN 1474

DESCRIPTION
White crystals, soluble in water. Hygroscopic.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable - -
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable 5.1 B


HAZARD
Although non-combustible by itself, mixtures with combustible material are easily ignited and
may burn fiercely.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from' foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, coveralls, headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Spray nozzles.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Use copious quantities of water, which is best applied in the form of a spray to avoid disturbing the surface of the material. The material may fuse or melt, in which condition application of water may result in extensive scattering of the molten materials. Exclusion of air or the use of CO2 will not control the fire. Due consideration should be given to the effect on the stability of the ship due to the accumulated water.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


REMARKS
Material is non-combustible unless contaminated.

Magnesium sulphate fertilizers

Magnesium sulphate fertilizers

DESCRIPTION
Powdered fertilizers or fertilizer components containing magnesium sulphate.
Grey to brown powder. Partially soluble in water and may be dusty.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
30o to 35o 850 to 1150 0.87 – 1.18
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Powder Not applicable C


HAZARD
May be harmful if swallowed. May cause skin or eye irritation.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
It is partially soluble.
Dusty but may cake if wetted.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. It shall not be handled during precipitation.
During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provision required under sections 4, 5 and 6 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Minimize dust generation when loading. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye protection and dust filter mask. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary. Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
Hatches of the cargo spaces shall be weathertight to prevent water ingress.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces and the bilge wells shall be swept clean and then thoroughly washed out.

Manganese ore

DESCRIPTION
Manganese ore is black to brownish black in colour. It is a very heavy cargo.
Moisture content: up to 15%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1429 to 3125 fines to 0.32
lumps to 0.70
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Fine dust to 250 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Marble chips

DESCRIPTION
Dry, dusty, white to grey lumps, particles and powder mixed with a small amount of gravel and pebbles.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 654 1.53
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Metal suphide concentrates

(See also Mineral Concentrates schedule)

DESCRIPTION
Mineral concentrates are refined ores in which the valuable components have been enriched by eliminating the bulk of waste materials. Generally the particle size is small although agglomerates sometimes exist in concentrates which have not been freshly produced.
The most common concentrates in this category are: zinc concentrates, lead concentrates, copper concentrates and low grade middling concentrates.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1790 to 3230 0.31 to 0.56
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Various MHB A and B


HAZARD
Some sulphide concentrates are liable to oxidation and may have a tendency to self-heat, with associated oxygen depletion and emission of toxic fumes. Some materials may present corrosion problems.
When a Metal Sulphide Concentrate is considered as presenting a low fire-risk, the carriage of such cargo on a ship not fitted with a fixed gas fire extinguishing system should be subject to the Administration's authorization as provided by SOLAS regulation II-2/10.7.1.4.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Unless determined by the competent authority, segregation as required for class 4.2 materials.
"Separated from" foodstuffs and all class 8 acids.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
When a cargo is carried in a ship other than specially constructed or fitted cargo ship complying with the requirements in subsection 7.3.2 of this Code, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  1. the moisture content of the cargo shall be kept less than its TML during voyage;

  2. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, the cargo shall not be handled during precipitation;

  3. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, during handling of the cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which the cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed;

  4. the cargo may be handled during precipitation provided that the actual moisture content of the cargo is sufficiently less than its TML so that the actual moisture content is not liable to be increased beyond the TML by the precipitation; and

  5. the cargo in a cargo space may be discharged during precipitation provided that the total amount of the cargo in the cargo space is to be discharged in the port.

LOADING
This cargo shall be trimmed to ensure that the height difference between peaks and troughs does not exceed 5% of the ship's breadth and that the cargo slopes uniformly from the hatch boundaries to the bulkheads and no shearing faces remain to collapse during voyage, in particular on smaller ships, i.e. 100 m long or less.
As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that the tanktop is not overstressed during the voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Entry into the cargo space for this cargo shall not be permitted until the cargo space has been ventilated and the atmosphere tested for concentration of oxygen. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
The appearance of the surface of this cargo shall be checked regularly during voyage. 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. For quantitative measurements of oxygen and toxic fumes liable to be evolved by the cargo, suitable detectors for each gas and fume or combination of these shall be on board while this cargo is carried. The detectors shall be suitable for use in an atmosphere without oxygen. The concentrations of these gases in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be measured regularly, during voyage, and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation.
Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control the fire. Do not use water.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


REMARKS
Fire may be indicated by the smell of sulphur dioxide.

Mineral concentrates

(See Bulk Cargo Shipping Names below)

 

CEMENT COPPER


LEAD ORE RESIDUE



PYRITIC CINDERS
 


COPPER CONCENTRATE
LEAD SILVER
CONCENTRATE
SILVER LEAD
IRON CONCENTRATEMANGANESE
CONCENTRATE
CONCENTRATE
SLIG (iron ore)
IRON CONCENTRATE
(pellet feed)
NEFELENE SYENITE
(mineral)
ZINC AND LEAD CALCINES
(mixed)
IRON CONCENTRATE
(sinter feed)
NICKEL CONCENTRATEZINC AND LEAD MIDDLINGS
LEAD AND ZINC CALCINES
(mixed)
PENTAHYDRATE CRUDE

ZINC CONCENTRATE
LEAD AND ZINC MIDDLINGS
PYRITESZINC SINTER
LEAD CONCENTRATEPYRITIC ASHES (iron)ZINC SLUDGE


All known Bulk Cargo Shipping Names (BCSN) of mineral concentrates are listed above but the list is not exhaustive. See also the entries for Metal Sulphide Concentrates.

DESCRIPTION
Mineral concentrates are refined ores in which valuable components have been enriched by eliminating the bulk of waste materials.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1754 to 3030 0.33 to 0.57
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Various Not applicable A


HAZARD
The above materials may liquefy if shipped at moisture content in excess of their Transportable moisture limit (TML). See section 7 of the Code. These cargoes are non-combustible or have low fire-risks.
This cargo will decompose burlap or canvas cloth covering bilge wells. Continuous carriage of this cargo may have detrimental structural effects over a long period of time.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
When a cargo is carried in a ship other than specially constructed or fitted cargo ship complying with the requirements in subsection 7.3.2 of this Code, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  1. the moisture content of the cargo shall be kept less than its TML during voyage;
  2. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, the cargo shall not be handled during precipitation;
  3. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, during handling of the cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which the cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed;
  4. the cargo may be handled during precipitation provided that the actual moisture content of the cargo is sufficiently less than its TML so that the actual moisture content is not liable to be increased beyond the TML by the precipitation; and
  5. the cargo in a cargo space may be discharged during precipitation provided that the total amount of the cargo in the cargo space is to be discharged in the port.

LOADING
This cargo shall be trimmed to ensure that the height difference between peaks and troughs does not exceed 5% of the ship's breadth and that the cargo slopes uniformly from the hatch boundaries to the bulkheads and no shearing faces remain to collapse during voyage, in particular on smaller ships, i.e. 100 m long or less.
As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that the tanktop is not overstressed during the voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo. Bilge system of a cargo space to which this cargo is to be loaded shall be tested to ensure it is working.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
The appearance of the surface of this cargo shall be checked regularly during voyage. If free water 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.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

MonoAmmonium Phosphate (M.A.P.)

DESCRIPTION
MAP is odourless and comes in the form of brownish-grey granules. It can be very dusty.
Hygroscopic.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
35° to 40° 826 to 1000 1.0 to 1.21
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable Not applicable C


HAZARD
Bulk MAP has a pH of 4.5 and in the presence of moisture content can be highly corrosive.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.
This cargo will decompose burlap or canvas cloth covering bilge wells. Continuous carriage of this cargo may have detrimental structural effects over a long period of time.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
Condensation in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo, sweating of this cargo and entering of water from hatch covers to the cargo spaces shall be checked regularly during the voyage. Due attention shall be paid to the sealing of hatches of the cargo spaces.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, particular attention shall be paid to bilge wells of the cargo
spaces.

Nickel ore

Nickel ore

DESCRIPTION
Nickel ore varies in colour. There are several types of ore of variable particle size and moisture content. Some may contain clay-like ores. For concentrates, see NICKEL CONCENTRATE.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1,400 to 1,800 0.55 to 0.71
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Various Not applicable A

HAZARD
This material may liquefy if shipped at a moisture content in excess of its Transportable Moisture Limit (TML). See sections 7 and 8 of this Code. This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Cargo spaces must be clean and dry.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
When a cargo is carried in a ship other than a specially constructed or fitted cargo ship complying with the requirements in subsection 7.3.2 of this Code, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  1. all measures shall be taken during loading operations and the voyage to avoid an increase in the moisture content of the cargo;

  2. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, the cargo shall not be handled during precipitation;

  3. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, during handling of the cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which the cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed;

  4. the cargo may be handled during precipitation under the conditions stated in the procedures required in subsection 4.3.3 of this Code; and

  5. the cargo in a cargo space may be discharged during precipitation provided that the total amount of the cargo in the cargo space is to be discharged in the port.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

When the stowage factor of this cargo is equal or less than 0.56 m3/t, the tank top may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tank top to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be given to ensure that the tank top is not overstressed during the voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo. The bilge system of a cargo space to which this cargo is to be loaded shall be tested to ensure that it is working.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
The appearance of the surface of this cargo shall be checked regularly during voyage. If free water 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.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Peanuts (in shell)

DESCRIPTION
An edible, tan coloured nut. Variable moisture content. Extremely dusty.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 304 3.29
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable Not applicable C


HAZARD
May heat spontaneously.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Away from" sources of heat.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Peat moss

Peat moss

DESCRIPTION
Surface mined from mires, bogs, fens, muskeg and swamps. Types include moss peat, sedge peat and grass peat. Physical properties depend on organic matter, water and air content, botanical decomposition and degree of decomposition.
May range from a highly fibrous cohesive mass of plant remains which when squeezed in its natural state exudes clear to slightly coloured water, to a well decomposed, largely amorphous material with little or no separation of liquid from solids when squeezed.
Typically air-dried peat has low density, high compressibility and high water content; in its natural state it can hold 90 percent or more of water by weight of water when saturated.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 80 to 500 2 to 12.5
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Fine Powder MHB A and B


HAZARD
Oxygen depletion and an increase in carbon dioxide in cargo and adjacent spaces.
Risk of dust explosion when loading. Caution should be exercised when walking or landing heavy machinery on the surface of uncompressed Peat Moss.
Peat Moss having a moisture content of more than 80% by weight should only be carried on specially fitted or constructed ships (see paragraphs 7.2.2 to 7.2.4 of this Code).
Dust may cause eye, nose and respiratory irritation.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
Prior to loading, this cargo shall be stockpiled under cover to effect drainage for reduction of moisture content. This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.
All personnel of the ship carrying this cargo and all personnel involved in handling of this cargo shall be cautioned that washing hands before eating or smoking and prompt treatment of cuts and scrapes are necessary in case of contact with this cargo or its dust. Entry of personnel into cargo spaces shall not be permitted until tests have been carried out and it has been established that the oxygen content has been restored to a normal level.

VENTILATION
Surface ventilation only, either natural or mechanical, shall be conducted, as necessary, during the voyage for this cargo.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation if fitted.
Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control fire.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Pebbles (sea)

DESCRIPTION
Round pebbles. Rolls very easily.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1695 0.59
SIZE CLASS GROUP
30 mm to 110 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be loaded carefully to prevent damage to the tanktop.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Pellets (concentrates)

DESCRIPTION
Concentrate ore which has been pelletized. Moisture up to 6%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2128 0.47
SIZE CLASS GROUP
10 mm approximately Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Perlite rock

DESCRIPTION
Clay-like and dusty. Light grey. Odourless. Moisture: 0.5% to 1%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 943 to 1020 0.98 to 1.06
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable Not applicable C

HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Petroleum coke

(calcined or uncalcined)

DESCRIPTION
Black, finely divided residue from petroleum refining in the form of powder and small pieces. The provisions of this schedule should not apply to materials having a temperature below 55oC when loaded.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 599 to 800 1.25 to 1.67
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Powder to small pieces MHB B


HAZARD
Uncalcined petroleum coke is liable to heat and ignite spontaneously when not loaded and transported under the provisions of this entry.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.
"Separated longitudinally by an intervening complete compartment or hold from" all goods of class 1, divisions 1.1 and 1.5.
"Separated by a complete compartment or hold from" all other hazardous materials and dangerous goods (goods in packaged form and solid bulk materials).

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING

  1. When the cargo is loaded in a cargo space over a tank containing fuel or other material having a flashpoint under 93°C, the cargo having temperature of 55°C or higher shall not be loaded in the cargo space, unless part of the cargo having temperature 44°C or lower is loaded in a layer of at least 0.6 m thickness throughout the cargo space prior to loading the cargo having temperature of 55°C or higher.
  2. When the cargo having temperature of 55°C or higher is loaded in accordance with the above requirement and the thickness of the layer of the cargo to be loaded is bigger than 1.0 m, the cargo shall first be loaded within a layer, the thickness of which is between 0.6 m and 1.0 m.
  3. After the completion of loading operation specified in the above paragraphs, the loading operation may proceed.

    The cargo shall be trimmed in accordance with the cargo information required by section 4 of this Code.

PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall not be loaded when the temperature of this cargo exceeds 107°C. The master shall post warnings about the high temperature of this cargo near the cargo spaces.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, coveralls, headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Spray nozzles.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use of ship's fixed fire-fighting installation if available.
Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control fire.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Phosphate

(defluorinated)

DESCRIPTION
Granular, similar to fine sand. Shipped dry. Dark grey. No moisture content.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 893 1.12
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP

Phosphate rock (calcined)

Phosphate rock (calcined)

DESCRIPTION
Usually in the form of fine ground rock or prills. Extremely dusty. Hygroscopic.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 794 to 1563 0.64 to 1.26
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable Not applicable C

HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage.
This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo are loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Phosphate rock (uncalcined)

DESCRIPTION
Phosphate rock is an ore in which phosphorus and oxygen are chemically united. Depending on the source, it is tan to dark grey, dry and dusty. Moisture: 0% to 2%. Depending on its source this cargo may have flow characteristic, but once settled it is not liable to shift.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1250 to 1429 0.70 to 0.80
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Powder to lumps Not applicable C

HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Pig iron

DESCRIPTION
Foundry pig iron is cast in 28 grades into 20 kg pigs. In a random heap, pig iron occupies approximately 50% of the apparent volume.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 3333 to 3571 0.28 to 0.30
SIZE CLASS GROUP
550 mm x 90 mm x 80 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
This cargo is usually loaded using tubs. In such case, tubs are usually lowered by a crane into the hold and the contents are spilled out. When this cargo is loaded using tubs, the first few tubs shall be lowered onto the tanktop to avoid damage. Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.
As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
Prior to washing out the residues of this cargo, the bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be
cleaned.

Pitch prill

DESCRIPTION
Pitch Prill is made from tar produced during the coking of coal. It is black with a distinctive odour. It is extruded into its characteristic pencil shape to make handling easier. Cargo softens between 40ºC to 50ºC. Melting point: 105ºC to 107ºC.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 500 to 800 1.25 to 2.0
SIZE CLASS GROUP
9 mm diameter and
up to 0.7 cm long
MHB B


HAZARDS
Melts when heated. Combustible, burns with a dense black smoke. Dust may cause skin and eye irritation. Normally this cargo has a low fire-risk. However powder of the cargo is easy to ignite and may cause fire and explosion. Special care should be taken for preventing fire during loading or discharging.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Segregation as required for class 4.1 materials.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.
This cargo shall not be stowed in a cargo space adjacent to heated tanks to avoid softening and melting of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

VENTILATION
Surface ventilation only, either natural or mechanical, shall be conducted, as necessary, during
the voyage for this cargo.

CARRIAGE
After the completion of loading of this cargo, the hatches of the cargo spaces shall be sealed. Condensation in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be checked regularly during voyage.

DISCHARGE
Adequate measures shall be taken to prevent dust generation.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing, gloves, boots, overalls, and headgear.
Self-contained breathing apparatus, spray nozzles.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down: use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation if available.
Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control fire.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Potash

Potash

DESCRIPTION
Brown, pink or white in colour, potash is produced in granular crystals. It is odourless and hygroscopic.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
32° to 35° 971 to 1299 0.77 to 1.03
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Powder to 4 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk. This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage.
This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo are loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
After the completion of loading of this cargo, the hatches of the cargo spaces shall be sealed to prevent water ingress, as necessary.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
This cargo is mildly corrosive. After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces and the bilge wells shall be thoroughly swept clean and washed out to remove all traces of the cargo, except in the case that the cargo to be loaded has the same BCSN of the cargo to be loaded subsequent to discharge is POTASH.

 

Potassium chloride

Potassium chloride

DESCRIPTION
Brown, pink or white in colour, powder. Potassium Chloride is produced in granular crystals.
It is odourless and is soluble in water. Hygroscopic.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
30° to 47° 893 to 1235 0.81 to 1.12
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 4 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
Even though this cargo is classified as non-hazardous, it may cause heavy corrosion when wet.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
After the completion of loading of this cargo, the hatches of the cargo spaces shall be sealed to prevent water ingress.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces and the bilge wells shall be swept clean and thoroughly washed out.

Potassium nitrate UN 1486

Potassium nitrate UN 1486

DESCRIPTION
Transparent, colourless or white crystalline powder or crystals. Hygroscopic.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
30° to 31° 1136 0.88
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Crystals or powder 5.1 B


HAZARD
Oxidizes when wet. Mixtures with combustible materials are readily ignited and may burn
fiercely.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Due regard shall be paid to prevent contact of the cargo and combustible materials.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, coveralls, headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Spray nozzles.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Use copious quantities of water, which is best, applied in the form of a spray
to avoid disturbing the surface of the material.
The material may fuse or melt, in which condition application of water may result in extensive scattering of the molten materials.
Exclusion of air or the use of CO2 will not control the fire.
Due consideration should be given to the effect on the stability of the ship due to accumulated water.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


REMARKS
This material is non-combustible unless contaminated.

Potassium sulphate

Potassium sulphate

DESCRIPTION
Hard crystals or powder. Colourless or white.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
31 1111 0.90
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Pumice

DESCRIPTION
Highly porous rock of volcanic origin. Greyish-white.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 308 to 526 1.90 to 3.25
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Powder to lumps Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Pyrite

(containing copper and iron)

This cargo can be categorized as Group A or C. This cargo entry is for cargo in Group C

DESCRIPTION
Iron disulphide, containing copper and iron. Moisture 0% to 7%. Extremely dusty.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2000 to 3030 2000 to 3030
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Fines to lumps of 300 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Pyrite, calcined

Pyrite, calcined (Calcined Pyrites)

DESCRIPTION
Dust to fines, Calcined Pyrites is the residual product from the chemical industry where all types of metal sulphides are either used for the production of sulphuric acid or are processed to recover the elemental metals - copper, lead, zinc, etc. The acidity of the residue can be considerable, in particular, in the presence of water or moist air, where pH values between 1.3 and 2.1 are frequently noted.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2326 0.43
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable MHB A and B


HAZARD
Highly corrosive to steel when wet. Inhalation of dust is irritating and harmful. Cargo may liquefy.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Due consideration shall be paid to cleaning and drying of the cargo spaces.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage.
This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo are loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.
As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo. 
Ceiling boards shall be removed or sealed to prevent penetration by this cargo. The tanktop on which this cargo is to be loaded shall be covered with lime before loading. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
After the completion of loading of this cargo, the hatches of the cargo spaces shall be sealed to prevent water ingress, as necessary.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Nil (non-combustible).

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


Pyrophyllite

DESCRIPTION
A natural hydrous aluminum silicate. Chalk-white. May be dusty.
Lumps: 75%, Rubble: 20%, Fines: 5%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2000 0.50
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Lump to fine Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Quartz

DESCRIPTION
Crystalline lumps.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1667 0.60
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Lumps: 50 mm to 300 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

 

Quartzite

DESCRIPTION
Quartzite is a compact, granular, metamorphosed sandstone containing quartz. It is white, red, brown or grey in colour and its size varies from large rocks to pebbles. It may also be shipped in semi-crushed and graded sizes.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1563 0.64
SIZE CLASS GROUP
10 mm to 200 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
Dust of this cargo is very abrasive. This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Protect machinery and equipment from dust. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo. Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Radioactive material Surface Contaminated Objects (SCO-1) UN 2913

non-fissile or fissile-excepted

DESCRIPTION
The radioactivity of SCO-1 is low. This schedule includes solid objects of non-radioactive material having a radioactive material distributed on its surfaces which:

  1. the non-fixed contamination on the accessible surface, averaged over 300 cm2 (or the area of the surface if less than 300 cm2), does not exceed 4 Bq/cm2 for beta and gamma emitters and low-toxicity alpha emitter, or 0.4 Bq/cm2 for all other alpha emitters;
  2. the fixed contamination on the accessible surface, averaged over 300 cm2 (or the area of the surface if less than 300 cm2), does not exceed 4 x 104 Bq/cm2 for beta and gamma emitters and low-toxicity alpha emitters, or 4 x 103 Bq/cm2 for all other alpha emitters; and
  3. the non-fixed contamination plus the fixed contamination on the inaccessible surface, averaged over 300 cm2 (or the area of the surface if less than 300cm2), does not
    exceed 4 x 104 Bq/cm2 for beta and gamma emitters and low-toxicity alpha emitters, or 4 x 103 Bq/cm2 for all other alpha emitters.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable - -
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable 7 B


HAZARD
Low radioactivity.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Personnel shall not be exposed to dust of this cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles and facemasks. There shall be no leakage outside the cargo space in which this cargo is stowed.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
All instructions provided by the shipper shall be followed for the carriage of this cargo.

DISCHARGE
All instructions provided by the shipper shall be followed for the discharge of this cargo.

CLEAN-UP
Cargo spaces used for this cargo shall not be used for other goods until decontaminated. Refer to subsection 9.3.2.3 of this Code.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, coveralls, headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation, if fitted.
Use water spray to control spread of dust, if necessary..

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

 

REMARKS
Most materials are likely to be non-combustible. Speedily collect and isolate potentially contaminated equipment and cover. Seek expert advice.

Radioactive material, low Specific Activity (LSA1) UN 2912

non-fissile or fissile-excepted

DESCRIPTION
This schedule includes ores containing naturally occurring radionuclides (e.g., uranium, thorium) and natural or depleted uranium and thorium concentrates of such ores, including metals, mixtures and compounds.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable - -
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable 7 B


HAZARD
Low radiotoxicity. Some materials may possess chemical hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Personnel shall not be unnecessarily exposed to dust of this cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and facemasks. There shall be no leakage outside the cargo space in which this cargo is stowed.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
All instructions provided by the shipper shall be followed for the carriage of this cargo.

DISCHARGE
All instructions provided by the shipper shall be followed for the discharge of this cargo.

CLEAN-UP
Cargo spaces used for this cargo shall not be used for other goods until decontaminated. Refer to subsection 9.3.2.3 of this Code.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, coveralls, headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation, if fitted.
Use water spray to control spread of dust, if necessary.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


REMARKS
Most materials are likely to be non-combustible. Speedily collect and isolate potentially
contaminated equipment and cover. Seek expert advice.

 

Rasorite (anhydrous)

Rasorite (anhydrous)

DESCRIPTION
A granular, yellow-white crystalline material with little or no dust. Abrasive. Hygroscopic.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1282 to 1493 0.67 to 0.78
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Less than 2.36 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Rutile sand

DESCRIPTION
Fine particled brown to black sand. Abrasive. Shipped dry. May be dusty.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2500 to 2700 0.37 to 0.40
SIZE CLASS GROUP
0.15 mm or less Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage. This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo are loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Salt

Salt

DESCRIPTION
Fine white grains. Moisture variable to 5.5%. This cargo is highly soluble. In the case of ingress of water into the holds, there is a risk to the loss of the stability of the ship through dissolution of this cargo (formation of a wet base and shifting of cargo).

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 893 to 1235 0.81 to 1.12
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Grains up to 12 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
The parts of the cargo space in contact with the cargo such as tanktops, hoppers, side plating and bulkheads shall be lime-washed or coated with paint to prevent corrosion.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
After the completion of loading of this cargo, the hatches of the cargo spaces shall be sealed.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Salt cake

DESCRIPTION
Impure sodium sulphate. White in colour. Granular, shipped dry.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1052 to 1124 0.89 to 0.95
SIZE CLASS GROUP
10 mm to 200 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Salt rock

DESCRIPTION
White. Moisture content 0.02%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 943 to 1020 0.98 to 1.06
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Small granules Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Sand

Sand

DESCRIPTION
Usually fine particles. Abrasive and dusty.
Sands included in this schedule are:

FOUNDRY SAND SILICA SAND
POTASSIUM FELSPAR SAND

SODA FELSPAR SAND

QUARTZ SAND


CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1020 to 2000 0.50 to 0.98
SIZE CLASS GROUP
0.1 mm to 5 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
Inhalation of silica dust can result in respiratory disease. Silica particulates are easily transported by air and inhaled.
Industrial sand may be coated with resin and will cake if exposed to heat (55°C to 60°C).
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Industrial sand coated with resin shall be "separated from" sources of heat.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage. This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo are loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
The bilge wells of the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be kept dry.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, particular attention shall be paid to bilge wells of the cargo spaces.

Sand, heavy mineral

Sand, heavy mineral

DESCRIPTION
The cargo is generally a blend of two or more heavy mineral sands. Such sands are characterized by their heavy bulk density and relatively fine grain size.
Abrasive. May be dusty.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2,380 to 3,225 0.31 to 0.42
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 5 mm Not applicable A

HAZARD
This cargo may liquefy if shipped at a moisture content in excess of its TML. See sections 7 and 8 of this Code.

This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
When a cargo is carried in a ship other than a specially constructed or fitted cargo ship complying with the requirements in subsection 7.3.2 of this Code, the following provisions shall be complied with:

  1. the moisture content of the cargo shall be kept less than its TML during loading operations and the voyage;

  2. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, the cargo shall not be handled during precipitation;

  3. unless expressly provided otherwise in this individual schedule, during handling of the cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which the cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed;

  4. the cargo may be handled during precipitation under the conditions stated in the procedures required in subsection 4.3.3 of this Code; and

  5. the cargo in a cargo space may be discharged during precipitation provided that the total amount of the cargo in the cargo space is to be discharged in the port.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tank top may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tank top to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tank top is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
The appearance of the surface of this cargo shall be checked regularly during voyage. If free water 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.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Sawdust

DESCRIPTION
Fine particles of wood.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable - -
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable MHB B


HAZARD
Spontaneous combustion if not clean, dry and free from oil. Liable to cause oxygen depletion within the cargo space.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Segregation as required for class 4.1 materials.
"Separated from" all class 5.1 liquids and all class 8 liquids.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo. Prior to loading this cargo, the shipper shall provide the master with a certificate stating that the cargo is clean, dry and free from oil.

VENTILATION
Surface ventilation only, either natural or mechanical, shall be conducted, as necessary, during the voyage for this cargo.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation if fitted.
Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control fire.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Scrap metal

DESCRIPTION

"Scrap" iron or steel covers an enormous range of ferrous metals, principally intended for recycling.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable Varies Varies
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Varies Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
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.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage.
This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo are loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

PRECAUTIONS
Refer to the appendix to this schedule.

VENTILATION
Surface ventilation only, either natural or mechanical, shall be conducted, as necessary, during the voyage for this cargo.

CARRIAGE
Bilges in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be pumped unless absolutely necessary. Bilgewater of this cargo may contain a certain amount of dirt and oil from old machinery. Refer to the appendix to this individual schedule.

DISCHARGE
When this cargo is discharged by magnet or spider grab:

  1. the deck and deck machineries shall be protected from falling cargo; and

  2. damages to the ship shall be checked, after the completion of discharge.

CLEAN-UP
Prior to cleaning up the cargo spaces for this cargo, the crew shall be informed of danger due to broken glass and sharp edges. Prior to washing out the residues of this cargo, any oil spillages shall be cleaned from the tanktops and the bilge wells of the cargo spaces for this cargo.

Seed cake (non-hazardous)

Seed cake (non-hazardous)

DESCRIPTION
The provisions of this schedule apply to solvent extracted rape seed meal, pellets, soya bean meal, cotton seed meal and sunflower seed meal, containing not more than 4% oil and 15% oil and moisture combined and being substantially free from flammable solvents.
A certificate from a person recognized by the competent authority of the country of shipment shall be provided by the shipper, prior to loading, stating that the requirements for exemption as set out either in the schedule for seed cake UN 1386 (b) or UN 2217, whichever is applicable, are met.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 478 to 719 1.39 to 2.09
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
Hatches of the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be weathertight to prevent the ingress of water.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Seed cake UN 2217

Seed cake UN 2217

with not more than 1.5% oil and not more than 11% moisture.

The range of oil and moisture content is indicated
in the figure.
 
DESCRIPTION
Residue remaining after oil has been extracted by a solvent process from oil-bearing seeds.
The cereals and cereal products included in this schedule are those derived from:

Bakery materials
Barley malt pellets
Beet
Bran pellets
Brewer's grain pellets
Citrus pulp pellets
Coconut
Copra
Corn gluten
Cotton seed
Expellers
Gluten pellets
Ground nuts, meal
Hominy chop
Linseed
Maize

 

Meal, oily
Mill feed pellets
Niger seed, expellers
Oil cake
Palm kernel
Peanuts
Pellets, cereal
Pollard pellets
Rape seed
Rice broken
Rice bran
Safflower seed
Seed expellers, oily
Soya bean
Strussa pellets
Sunflower seed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above may be shipped in the form of pulp, meals, cake, pellets, expellers.
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 1.5% oil and not more than 11% moisture and being substantially free from flammable solvent.
A certificate from a person recognized by the competent authority of the country of shipment should be provided by the shipper, prior to loading, stating that the provisions for the exemption are met.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 478 to 719 1.39 to 2.09
SIZE CLASS GROUP
0.1 mm to 5 mm 4.2 B


HAZARD
May self-heat slowly and, if wet or containing an excessive proportion of unoxidized oil, ignite spontaneously. Liable to oxidize, causing subsequent reduction of oxygen in the cargo space.
Carbon dioxide may also be produced.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements other than prescribed in section 9.3 of this Code.
If the bulkhead between the cargo space and the engine-room is not insulated to class A-60 standard, this cargo shall be stowed "away from" the bulkhead.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
This cargo shall only be accepted for loading when the cargo is substantially free from flammable solvent and a certificate from a person recognized by the competent authority of the country of shipment specifying the oil content and moisture content is issued. Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
The temperature of this cargo shall be measured regularly at a number of depths in the cargo spaces and recorded during the voyage. If the temperature of the cargo reaches 55°C and continues to increase, ventilation to the cargo shall be stopped. If self-heating continues, then carbon dioxide or inert gas shall be introduced to the cargo space. The use of carbon dioxide or inert gas shall be withheld until it becomes apparent that fire is not liable to take place in the cargo space, to avoid the possibility of ignition of solvent vapours. Entry of personnel into cargo spaces for this cargo shall not be permitted until tests have been carried out and it has been established that the oxygen content has been restored to a normal level. When the planned interval between the commencement of loading and the completion of discharge of this cargo exceeds 5 days, the cargo shall not be accepted for loading unless the cargo is to be carried in a cargo space equipped with facilities for introducing carbon dioxide or inert gas into the space.
Smoking and the use of naked lights shall be prohibited in the vicinity of the cargo space during loading and unloading and on entry into the cargo spaces at any other time. Electrical circuits for equipment in cargo spaces which is unsuitable for use in an explosive atmosphere, shall be isolated by removal of links in the system other than fuses. Spark-arresting screens shall be fitted to ventilators to the cargo spaces containing of this cargo.

VENTILATION
Surface ventilation either natural or mechanical should be conducted, as necessary, for removing any residual solvent vapour. To prevent self-heating of the cargo caution is required when using mechanical ventilation.

CARRIAGE
Hatches of the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be weathertight to prevent the ingress of water.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down. Used ship¿s fixed fire-fighting installation, if fitted..

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

REMARKS
For solvent-extracted seed cake, the use of CO2 should be withheld until fire is apparent.
The use of CO2 is limited to controlling the fire, and further amounts may need to be injected from time to time during passage to reduce the oxygen content in the hold. On arrival in port, the cargo will need to be dug out to reach the seat of the fire.

 

Seed cake, containing vegetable oil UN 1386 (a)

mechanically expelled seeds, containing more than 10% of oil or more than 20% of oil and moisture combined.

The range of oil and moisture content is indicated in the
figure.
 
To be carried in bulk only with special permission from the competent authority.

DESCRIPTION
Residue remaining after oil has been expelled mechanically from oil-bearing seeds. The cereals and cereal products included in this schedule are those derived from:

Bakery materials
Barley malt pellets
Beet
Bran pellets
Brewer's grain pellets
Citrus pulp pellets
Coconut
Copra
Corn gluten
Cotton seed
Expellers
Gluten pellets
Ground nuts, meal
Hominy chop
Linseed
Maize
Meal, oily

Mill feed pellets
Niger seed, expellers
Oil cake
Palm kernel
Peanuts
Pellets, cereal
Pollard pellets
Rape seed
Rice broken
Rice bran
Safflower seed
Seed expellers, oily
Soya bean
Strussa pellets
Sunflower seed
Toasted meals


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above may be shipped in the form of pulp, meals, cake, pellets and expellers.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 478 to 719 1.39 to 2.09
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable 4.2 B


HAZARD
May self-heat slowly and, if wet or containing an excessive proportion of unoxidized oil, ignite spontaneously. Liable to oxidize, causing subsequent reduction of oxygen in the cargo space.
Carbon dioxide may be produced.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements other than prescribed in section 9.3 of this Code.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall only be accepted for loading when the temperature of the cargo is not higher than ambient temperature plus 10°C or 55°C, whichever is lower. Before shipment, this cargo shall be properly aged; the duration of ageing required varies with the oil content. The competent authority may permit seed cakes described in this schedule to be carried under conditions governing SEED CAKE (b), when satisfied, as a result of tests, that such relaxation is justified (see following schedule). Certificates from the competent authority giving such permission shall state the oil content and moisture content. The temperature of this cargo shall be measured regularly at a number of depths in the cargo spaces and recorded during the voyage. If the temperature of the cargo reaches 55°C and continues to increase, ventilation to the cargo shall be stopped. If self-heating continues, then carbon dioxide or inert gas shall be introduced to the cargo space. Entry of personnel into cargo spaces for this cargo shall not be permitted until tests have been carried out and it has been established that the oxygen content has been restored to a normal level.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be mechanically ventilated during voyage to prevent self-heating of the cargo, except in case of emergency.

CARRIAGE
Hatches of the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be weathertight to prevent the ingress of water.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation, if fitted..

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Seed cake, containing vegetable oil UN 1386 (b)

Seed cake, containing vegetable oil UN 1386 (b)

solvent extractions and expelled seeds, containing not more than 10% of oil and when the amount of moisture is higher than 10%, not more than 20% of oil and moisture combined.

Note: This entry covers the following:

  1. all solvent extracted and expelled seed cakes containing not more than 10% oil, and not more than 10% moisture; and

  2. all solvent extracted and expelled seed cakes containing not more than 10% oil and moisture content higher than 10%, in which case, the oil and moisture combined must not exceed 20%.

The range of oil and moisture content is
indicated in the figure.
 

 

 

 

 

When in solvent extracted seed cake, the oil or oil and moisture content exceeds the percentages stated above, guidance should be sought from the competent authorities.

DESCRIPTION
Residue remaining after oil has been extracted by a solvent process or expelled mechanically from oil-bearing seeds. The cereals and cereal products included in this schedule are those derived from:

 

Bakery materials
Barley malt pellets
Beet
Bran pellets
Brewer's grain pellets
Citrus pulp pellets
Coconut
Copra
Corn gluten
Cotton seed
Expellers
Gluten pellets
Ground nuts, meal
Hominy chop
Linseed
Maize
Meal, oily

 

Mill feed pellets
Niger seed, expellers
Oil cake
Palm kernel
Peanuts
Pellets, cereal
Pollard pellets
Rape seed
Rice broken
Rice bran
Safflower seed
Seed expellers, oily
Soya bean
Strussa pellets
Sunflower seed
Toasted meals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above may be shipped in the form of pulp, meals, cake, pellets and expellers.
The provisions of this schedule should not apply to solvent extracted rape seed meal, pellets, soya bean meal, cotton seed meal and sunflower seed meal containing not more than 4% oil and 15% oil and moisture combined. A certificate from a person recognized by the competent authority of the country of shipment should be provided by the shipper, prior to loading, stating that the provisions for the exemption are met.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 478 to 719 1.39 to 2.09
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable 4.2 B


HAZARD
May self-heat slowly and, if wet or containing an excessive proportion of unoxidized oil, ignite spontaneously. Liable to oxidize, causing subsequent reduction of oxygen in the cargo space.
Carbon dioxide may also be produced.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements other than prescribed in section 9.3 of this Code.
If the bulkhead between the cargo space and the engine-room is not insulated to class A-60 standard, solvent extraction seed shall be stowed "away from" the bulkhead.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
This cargo shall only be accepted for loading when the cargo is substantially free from flammable solvent and a certificate from a person recognized by the competent authority of the country of shipment specifying the oil content and moisture content is issued. Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Before shipment, this cargo shall be properly aged; the duration of ageing required varies with the oil content. The temperature of this cargo shall be measured regularly at a number of depths in the cargo spaces and recorded during the voyage. If the temperature of the cargo reaches 55°C and continues to increase, ventilation to the cargo shall be stopped. If self-heating continues, then carbon dioxide or inert gas shall be introduced to the cargo space. In the case of solvent-extracted seed cakes the use of carbon dioxide or inert gas shall be withheld until it becomes apparent that fire is not liable to take place in the cargo space, to avoid the possibility of ignition of solvent vapours. Entry of personnel into cargo spaces for this cargo shall not be permitted until tests have been carried out and it has been established that the oxygen content has been restored to a normal level. When the planned interval between the commencement of loading and the completion of discharge of this cargo exceeds 5 days, the cargo shall not be accepted for loading unless the cargo is to be carried in a cargo space equipped with facilities for introducing carbon dioxide or inert gas into the space. Smoking and the use of naked lights shall be prohibited in the vicinity of the cargo space during loading and unloading and on entry into the cargo spaces at any other time. Electrical circuits for equipment in cargo spaces which is unsuitable for use in an explosive atmosphere shall be isolated by removal of links in the system other than fuses.
Spark-arresting screens shall be fitted to ventilators to the cargo spaces containing of this cargo.

VENTILATION
Surface ventilation either natural or mechanical should be conducted, as necessary, for removing any residual solvent vapour. To prevent self-heating of the cargo, caution is required when using mechanical ventilation.

CARRIAGE
Hatches of the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be weathertight to prevent the ingress of water.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down. Use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation, if fitted.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


REMARKS
In the case of solvent-extracted seed cake, the use of CO2 should be withheld until fire is apparent.
The use of CO2 is limited to controlling the fire and further amounts may need to be injected from time to time during the sea passage to reduce the oxygen content in the hold. On arrival in port, the cargo will need to be dug out to reach the seat of the fire.

 

Silicomanganese (low carbon)

Silicomanganese (low carbon)

(with known hazard profile or known to evolve gases)
(with silicon content of 25% or more)

DESCRIPTION
Silicomanganese is an extremely heavy cargo, silvery metallic material with a grey oxide coating.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable Approx. 3000 0.18 to 0.26
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Approx. 10 mm
to 100 mm
MHB B


HAZARD
In contact with water may evolve hydrogen, a flammable gas that may form explosive mixtures with air and may, under similar conditions produce phosphine and arsine, which are highly toxic gases.
Cargo is liable to reduce oxygen content in a cargo space.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Segregation as required for class 4.3 materials.
"Separated from" foodstuffs and all class 8 liquids.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage.
This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo are loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
The manufacturer or the shipper shall provide the master with a certificate stating that, after manufacture, the cargo was stored under cover, but exposed to open air for not less than three days prior to shipment. Smoking shall not be allowed on deck and in the cargo spaces and "NO SMOKING" signs shall be displayed on deck whenever this cargo is on board. Electrical fittings and cables shall be in good condition and properly safeguarded against short circuits and sparking. Where a bulkhead is required to be suitable for segregation purposes, cable and conduit penetrations of the decks and bulkheads shall be sealed against the passage of gas and vapour. Whenever practicable, ventilation systems for the living quarters shall be shut down or screened and air condition systems shall be placed on recirculation during loading and discharge of this cargo, in order to minimize the entry of dust into living quarters or other interior spaces of the ship. Precautions shall be taken to minimize the extent to which dust of this cargo may come in contact with moving parts of deck machinery and external navigation aids such as navigation lights.
Entry of personnel into enclosed spaces should not be permitted until tests have been carried out and it has been established that the oxygen content has been restored to a normal level throughout the space and that no toxic gas is present, unless adequate ventilation and air circulation throughout the free space above the material has been effected.
Prohibition of smoking in dangerous areas should be enforced, and clearly legible
'NO SMOKING" signs should be displayed.
Electrical fittings and cables should be in good condition and properly safeguarded against short circuits and sparking. Where a bulkhead is required to be suitable for segregation purposes, cable and conduit penetrations of the decks and bulkheads should be sealed against the passage of gas and vapour.
Whenever possible, ventilation systems should be shut down or screened and air condition systems, if any, placed on recirculation during loading or discharge, in order to minimize the entry of dust into living quarters or other interior spaces of the ship.
Precautions should be taken to minimize the extent to which dust may come in contact with moving parts of deck machinery and external navigation aids (e.g., navigation lights).

VENTILATION
Mechanical surface ventilation shall be conducted during the voyage, as necessary, for the cargo spaces carrying this cargo.

CARRIAGE
For quantitative measurements of oxygen and flammable gases liable to be evolved by the cargo, a suitable detector for each gas or combination of gases shall be on board while this cargo is carried. The detector shall be suitable for use in an atmosphere without oxygen and of certified safe type for use in explosive atmosphere. The concentrations of these gases in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be measured regularly, during voyage, and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down and use CO2 if available. Do not use water..

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


REMARKS
Material is virtually non-combustible when dry.

Silicon slag

Silicon slag

DESCRIPTION
Silicon slag is an odourless greyish metallic material mainly in lump. It is composed of silicon and silicon dioxide in variable proportions.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2,300 to 3,000 0.33 to 0.43
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Up to 150 mm Not applicable C

HAZARD
The dust may cause irritation of eyes, skin and upper respiratory tract.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" acids or base materials.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tank top may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tank top to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that the tank top is not overstressed during the voyage and during the loading process by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter mask as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Soda ash

(Dense and light)

DESCRIPTION
Powdery; composed of white, odourless grains and dust. It is made by the combustion of salt and limestone. Soluble in water. Soda ash is ruined on contact with oil.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 599 to 1053 0.95 to 1.67
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Powdery Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces shall be swept clean except in cases where the cargo to be loaded has the same BCSN of the cargo to be loaded subsequent to discharge is SODA ASH. The residues of this cargo may be pumped as slurry during washing out.

 

Sodium nitrate UN 1498

Sodium nitrate UN 1498

DESCRIPTION
Colourless, transparent, odourless crystals. Hygroscopic and soluble in water.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 508 to 719 1.39 to 1.97
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable 5.1 B


HAZARD
Although non-combustible, mixtures with combustible material are readily ignited and may burn fiercely.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
 

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, coveralls, headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Spray nozzles.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Use copious quantities of water, which is best applied in the form of a spray to avoid disturbing the surface of the material. The material may fuse or melt, in which condition application may result in extensive scattering of the molten material. Exclusion of air or the use of CO2 will not control the fire. Due consideration should be given to the effect on the stability of the ship due to accumulated water..

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


REMARKS
This material is non-combustible unless contaminated.

Sodium nitrate and Potassium nitrate mixture UN 1499

Sodium nitrate and Potassium nitrate mixture UN 1499

DESCRIPTION
A hygroscopic mixture, soluble in water.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
30° 1136 0.88
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable 5.1 B


HAZARD
Although non-combustible, mixtures with combustible material may readily ignite and burn
fiercely.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Due regard shall be paid to prevent contact of the cargo and combustible materials.
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

 

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, coveralls, headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Spray nozzles.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Use copious quantities of water, which is best applied in the form of a spray to avoid disturbing the surface of the material. The material may fuse or melt, in which condition application of water may result in extensive scattering of the molten materials. Exclusion of air or the use of CO2 will not control the fire. Due consideration should be given to the effect on the stability of the ship due to the accumulated water..

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


REMARKS
Material is non-combustible unless contaminated.

Solidified fuels recycled from paper and plastics

Solidified fuels recycled from paper and plastics

This schedule shall not apply to material classified as dangerous goods (Class 4.2).

DESCRIPTION
Solidified fuels comprising papers and plastics by compressing or extruding in moulds. The main raw materials of this cargo are waste paper and plastic. Moisture content is 5% or less. Ash content is 10% or less. Total chlorine is 0.3% or less.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 400 to 500 2.0 to 2.5
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Length: 30 to 100 mm
Diameter: 15 to 30 mm
MHB B

HAZARD
Spontaneous ignition is not liable to occur up to 200°C. When ignited, it burns violently. When melted, it generates flammable and toxic gases. Spontaneous-heating may take place and may deplete oxygen in the cargo spaces.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Prior to loading, the manufacturer or shipper shall give the master a certificate stating that the cargo is not class 4.2. Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
During handling and carriage, no hot work, burning and smoking shall be permitted in the vicinity of the cargo spaces containing this cargo. After discharging this cargo, entry into cargo spaces shall not be permitted unless they have been sufficiently ventilated.

VENTILATION
The hatches of the cargo spaces shall be closed and the spaces shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
Entry into the cargo spaces shall not be permitted during voyage.

DISCHARGE
The hatches of the cargo spaces shall be opened and sufficiently ventilated prior to entry.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (protective glasses, heat-resistant gloves, coveralls).

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation, if fitted.
Extinguish fire with water, foam or dry chemicals.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Stainless steel grinding dust

DESCRIPTION
Brown lumps: Moisture content 1% to 3%. May give off dust.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2381 0.42
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Lumps: 75 mm to 380 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Stone chippings

DESCRIPTION

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1408 0.71
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Fines to 25 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Sugar

DESCRIPTION
Depending on type, sugar may be either brown or white granules, with a very low moisture content to the order of 0% to 0.05%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 625 to 1000 1.00 to 1.60
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Granules up to 3 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
As sugar dissolves in water, ingress of water may result in the creation of air pockets in the body of the cargo with the ship's motion. The hazards are then similar to the hazards presented by cargoes which may liquefy. In case of ingress of water into the holds, the risk to the stability of the ship through dissolution of sugar (formation of a liquid base and shifting of cargo), should be recognized. This cargo is highly soluble.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
After the completion of loading of this cargo, the hatches of the cargo spaces shall be sealed to prevent water ingress, as necessary.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Sulphate of potash and magnesium

DESCRIPTION
Granular light brown material. Solution in water is almost neutral. May have a slight odour, depending on the process of manufacturer. Melting point: 72oC. Moisture: 0.02%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1000 to 1124 0.89 to 1.00
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is highly soluble. This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
The cargo shall be trimmed in accordance with the cargo information required by section 4 of this Code. If doubt exists, trim reasonably level to the boundaries of the cargo space so as to minimize the risk of shifting and to ensure that adequate stability will be maintained during the voyage.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Sulphur (formed, solid)

Sulphur (formed, solid)

DESCRIPTION
A co-product recovered from sour gas processing or oil refinery operations that has been subjected to a forming process that converts sulphur from a molten state into specific solid shapes (e.g., prills, granules, pellets, pastilles or flakes); bright yellow in colour; odourless. This schedule is not applicable to crushed, lump and coarse-grained sulphur (see SULPHUR UN 1350), or to co-products from sour gas processing or oil refinery operations NOT subjected to the above-described forming process.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 900 to 1350 0.74 to 1.11
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Approx. 1 mm to 10 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire risk. If involved in a fire, cargo may generate harmful gases.
When handled and shipped in accordance with the provisions of the schedule, this cargo poses no corrosion or dust hazards for human tissue or vessel.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" strong oxidizers, such as fluorine, chlorine, chlorates, nitrates (nitric acid), peroxides, liquid oxygen, permanganates, dichromates or the like.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo. Holds shall not be washed with seawater.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to minimize impact, abrasion and crushing when handling to prevent dust from forming. Standard application of surfactants' inhibits airborne dust from forming.

PRECAUTIONS
Protect machinery, accommodations and equipment from small particles or any dust if formed.
Persons involved in cargo handling shall wear protective clothing, goggles and dust filter masks.
Holds including trimming plates and tanktops shall be treated with effective, commercially available protective coating or lime-washed to avoid any potential corrosive reaction between sulphur, water and steel. Upper sections shall have a sound coating of paint. Hatches shall be sealed tightly.

VENTILATION
Surface ventilation only, either natural or mechanical, shall be conducted, as necessary, during the voyage for this cargo.

CARRIAGE
As a fine spray of fresh water or surfactant is added during loading, bilges shall be sounded and pumped out as necessary throughout the voyage.

DISCHARGE
Appropriate safety precautions shall be taken when entering the cargo spaces, particularly in the area of the bottom layers of sulphur in ships hold, taking into account the recommendations developed by the Organization* . Appropriate precautions shall be taken to minimize impact, abrasion and crushing when handling to prevent dust from forming.

CLEAN-UP
Persons involved in clean-up shall wear hard hats, protective goggles, long-sleeve shirts, long pants, and impervious gloves. Use of approved respirators shall be considered. Holds shall be thoroughly washed using only fresh water following discharge. Appropriate safety precautions shall be taken when entering the cargo spaces, taking into account the recommendations developed by the Organization.

 


 

* Refer to Recommendations for entering enclosed spaces aboard ships, adopted by the Organization by resolution A.864(20).

Sulphur UN 1350

(crushed lump and coarse grained)

Note: Fine grained sulphur (flowers of sulphur) shall not be transported in bulk.

DESCRIPTION
A mineral substance found free in volcanic countries. Yellow in colour, brittle, insoluble in water, but readily fusible by heat. Sulphur is loaded in a damp or wet condition.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1053 to 1176 0.85 to 0.95
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Particles or lumps of
any size
4.1 B


HAZARD
Flammability and dust explosion especially during loading and unloading and after discharge and cleaning.
This cargo may ignite readily.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.
Must be thoroughly clean and washed with fresh water.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
When this cargo is involved in a fire, a toxic, very irritating and suffocating gas is evolved. This cargo forms explosive and sensitive mixtures with most oxidizing material. This cargo has a liability to dust explosion, which may occur especially after discharge and during cleaning. The hold trimming plates and tanktops of the cargo spaces for this cargo shall be lime-washed or
coated with paint to prevent corrosion. Upper sections shall have a sound coating of paint. 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. Due consideration shall be paid on the isolation of electrical circuits for the equipment in the adjacent spaces of the cargo spaces which is unsuitable for use in an explosive atmosphere. Any ventilators of the cargo spaces for this cargo shall be fitted with spark-arresting screens. Fine grained sulphur (flowers of sulphur) shall not be transported in bulk.

VENTILATION
Surface ventilation only, either natural or mechanical, shall be conducted, as necessary, during the voyage for this cargo.

CARRIAGE
Bilges in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be pumped regularly to prevent accumulation of water/acid solution.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
The cargo spaces and other structures which may have been in contact with this cargo or the dust shall not be swept. After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces, and other structures as necessary, shall be washed out with fresh water to remove all residues of this cargo. Then the cargo spaces shall be thoroughly dried. Wet dust or residues may form highly corrosive
sulphurous acid, which is extremely dangerous to personnel and corrosive to steel. Persons involved in cleaning up shall be provided with protective clothing, goggles and facemasks to wear.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation if available. Exclusion of air may be
sufficient to control the fire. Do not use water.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


Superphosphate

Superphosphate

DESCRIPTION
Greyish-white. Moisture: 0% to 7%. Hygroscopic.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
30° to 40° 1000 to 1190 0.81 to 1.00
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Granular, fines and powder to 0.15 mm diameter Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk. This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
The hold trimming plates and tanktops of the cargo spaces for this cargo shall be lime-washed or coated with paint to prevent corrosion.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
Moisture from condensation, cargo heating or leaking hatchcovers may cause formation of phosphoric or phosphorous acid which may cause corrosion to steelwork. After the completionof loading of this cargo, the hatches of the cargo spaces shall be sealed, as necessary. This cargo will decompose burlap or canvas cloth covering bilge wells.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, particular attention shall be paid to bilge wells of the cargo spaces.

 

Superphosphate (triple, granular)

DESCRIPTION
Granular in form, dark grey colour and, depending on its source, can be dusty. Hygroscopic.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 813 to 909 1.10 to 1.23
SIZE CLASS GROUP
2 mm to 4 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk. This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Hold trimming plates and tanktops should be lime-washed to prevent corrosion.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
Moisture from condensation, cargo heating or leaking hatchcovers may cause formation of phosphoric or phosphorous acid which may cause corrosion to steelwork. After the completion of loading of this cargo, the hatches of the cargo spaces shall be sealed, as necessary. This cargo will decompose burlap or canvas cloth covering bilge wells.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, particular attention should be paid to bilge wells of the cargo spaces.

 

Taconite pellets

DESCRIPTION
Ore. Grey, round steel pellets. Moisture: 2%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 599 to 654 1.53 to 1.67
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Pellets to 15 mm diameter Not applicable C

HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Talc

DESCRIPTION
Talc is an extremely soft, whitish, green or greyish natural hydrated magnesium silicate. It has a characteristic soapy or greasy feel.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1370 to 1563 0.64 to 0.73
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Powdery to 100 mm lumps Not applicable C

HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Tankage

DESCRIPTION
The dried sweeping of animal matter from slaughterhouse floors. Very dusty.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable - -
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable MHB B


HAZARD
Subject to spontaneous heating and possible ignition. Possibly infectious.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Segregation as required for class 4.2 materials.
"Separated by a complete cargo space or hold from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo.
Do not load if the temperature is above 38oC.
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
The temperature of this cargo shall be measured daily during voyage. The results of measurements shall be recorded to check possible self-heating.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation.
Use full protective clothing in case of fire situation..

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Tapioca

Tapioca

DESCRIPTION
Dry, dusty mixture of powder and granules.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
32° 735 1.36
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Powder and granules Not applicable C


HAZARD
May heat spontaneously with oxygen depletion in the cargo space.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Urea

Urea

DESCRIPTION
White, granular, and odourless commodity. Moisture content is less than 1%. Hygroscopic.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
28° to 45° 645 to 855 1.17 to 1.56
SIZE CLASS GROUP
1 mm to 4 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.
This cargo is hygroscopic and will cake if wet.
Urea (either pure or impure) may, in the presence of moisture, damage paintwork or corrode steel.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTION
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
The cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall not be ventilated during voyage.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces shall be swept, washed out and dried.

Vanadium ore

DESCRIPTION

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1786 0.560
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable MHB B


HAZARD
Dust may be toxic.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Segregation as required for class 6.1 materials.
"Separated from" foodstuffs.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Exposure of persons to dust should be minimized.
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire fighting installation, if fitted.
Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control fire.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


Vermiculite

DESCRIPTION
A mineral of the mica group. Grey. Average moisture: 6% to 10%. May give off dust.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 730 1.37
SIZE CLASS GROUP
3 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.
Prior to loading, a certificate based on test shall be provided by the manufacturer or shipper stating that the asbestos content is less than 1%.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

White Quartz

DESCRIPTION
99.6% silica content.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 1639 0.61
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Lumps to 150 mm Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

 

Wood pellets

DESCRIPTION
The Wood Pellets are light blond to chocolate brown in colour; very hard and cannot be easily squashed. Wood Pellets have a typical specific density between 1,100 to 1,700 kg/m3 and a bulk density of 600 to 750 kg/m3. Wood Pellets are made of sawdust, planer shavings and other wood waste such as bark coming out of the lumber manufacturing processes. Normally there are no additives or binders blended into the pellet, unless specified. The raw material is fragmented, dried and extruded into pellet form. The raw material is compressed approximately 3.5 times and the finished Wood Pellets typically have a moisture content of 4 to 8%. Wood Pellets are used as a fuel in district heating and electrical power generation as well as a fuel for small space heaters such as stoves and fireplaces.
Wood Pellets are also used as animal bedding due to the absorption characteristics. Such Wood Pellets typically have a moisture content of 8 to 10%.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Approximately 30 degrees 600 to 750 1.4 to 1.6
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Cylindrical with 3 to 12 mm
Diameter: 10 to 20 mm
MHB B


HAZARD
Shipments may be subject to oxidation leading to depletion of oxygen and increase of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide in cargo and communicating spaces.
Swelling if exposed to moisture. Wood Pellets may ferment over time if moisture content is over 15% leading to generation of asphyxiating and flammable gases which may cause spontaneous combustion.
Handling of Wood Pellets may cause dust to develop. Risk of explosion at high dust concentration.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Segregate as for class 4.1 materials.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed. There is a high risk of renewed oxygen depletion and carbon-monoxide formation in previously ventilated adjacent spaces after such closure.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

RECAUTIONS
Entry of personnel into cargo and adjacent confined spaces shall not be permitted until tests have been carried out and it has been established that the oxygen content and carbon monoxide levels have been restored to the following levels: oxygen 20.7% and carbon monoxide < 100 ppm. If these conditions are not met, additional ventilation shall be applied to the cargo hold or adjacent confined spaces and re-measuring shall be conducted after a suitable interval. An oxygen and carbon monoxide meter shall be worn and activated by all crew when entering cargo and adjacent enclosed spaces.

VENTILATION
Ventilation of enclosed spaces adjacent to a cargo hold before entry may be necessary even if
these spaces are apparently sealed from the cargo hold.

CARRIAGE
Hatches of the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be weathertight to prevent the ingress of
water.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus and combined or individual oxygen
and carbon monoxide meters should be available.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation.
Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control fire.
Extinguish fire with carbon dioxide, foam or water.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Wood products – General

Wood products – General
(See Bulk Cargo Shipping Names below)

LOGS PULP WOOD
TIMBER ROUNDWOOD
SAW LOGS

DESCRIPTION
This schedule only applies to wood products transported in bulk, i.e. loaded and discharged by such means as elevator or grab and which are not specifically referred to in a separate schedule.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 250 to 500 2 to 4
SIZE CLASS GROUP
- MHB B


HAZARD
These cargoes are liable to cause oxygen depletion and increase of carbon dioxide in the cargo space and adjacent spaces.
These cargoes are non-combustible or have a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Entry of personnel into cargo and adjacent confined spaces shall not be permitted until tests have been carried out and it has been established that the oxygen level is 21%. If this condition is not met, additional ventilation shall be applied to the cargo hold or adjacent enclosed spaces and remeasuring shall be conducted after a suitable interval.

An oxygen meter shall be worn and activated by all crew when entering cargo and adjacent enclosed spaces.

VENTILATION
Ventilation of enclosed spaces adjacent to a cargo hold before entry may be necessary even if these spaces are apparently sealed from the cargo hold.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES 

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus and an oxygen meter should be available.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation if fitted. Exclusion of air
may be sufficient to control fire.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Wood pulp pellets

DESCRIPTION
The pellets are brown in colour; very hard and cannot be easily squashed. They are light and are about half the size of a bottle cork. The pellets are made of compacted woodchips.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 326 3.07
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Approx. 15 mm x 20 mm MHB B


HAZARD
This cargo possesses a chemical hazard. Some shipments may be subject to oxidation leading to depletion of oxygen and increase of carbon dioxide in cargo and adjacent spaces. With moisture content of 15% or more this cargo has a low fire-risk. As the moisture content decreases, the fire risk increases.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Segregate as for class 4.1 materials.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Entry of personnel into the cargo spaces containing this cargo shall not be permitted until tests have been carried out and it has been established that the oxygen content has been restored to a normal level. In dry weather, dust, which settles on deck, will dry out quickly and becomes readily ignitable. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to prevent fire.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Nil

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation if fitted.
Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control fire..

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


Wood torrefied

Wood torrefied

DESCRIPTION
Wood torrefied is wood that has been partially burned or roasted and formed into pellets or briquettes. Chocolate brown or black in colour. May contain up to 3% binder.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
35° or less 650 to 800 1.25 to 1.54
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Pellets with a diameter of 6 to 12 mm. Briquettes with a thickness of 12 to 50 mm and a length and width up to 75 mm. MHB B

HAZARD
Shipments may be subject to oxidation leading to depletion of oxygen and increase of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide in cargo and adjacent spaces.

Wood torrefied is readily combustible and may self-heat and spontaneously combust.

Handling of wood torrefied may cause dust to develop with a subsequent risk of dust explosion when loading. Dust may cause eye, skin and respiratory irritation.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Segregation as for class 4.1 materials.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. This cargo shall not be handled during precipitation. During handling of this cargo, all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4, 5 and 6 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Entry of personnel into cargo and adjacent confined spaces shall not be permitted until tests have been carried out and it has been established that the oxygen content and carbon monoxide levels have been restored to the following levels: oxygen 20.7% and carbon monoxide <100 ppm. If these conditions are not met, additional ventilation shall be applied to the cargo hold or adjacent confined spaces and remeasuring shall be conducted after a suitable interval. An oxygen and carbon monoxide meter shall be worn and activated by all crew when entering cargo and adjacent enclosed spaces.

Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks, as necessary.

VENTILATION
Ventilation of enclosed spaces adjacent to a cargo hold before entry may be necessary even if these spaces are apparently sealed from the cargo hold.

CARRIAGE
Hatches of the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be weathertight to prevent the ingress of water.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus and combined or individual oxygen and carbon monoxide meters should be available.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation, if fitted.
Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control fire.
Extinguish fire with carbon dioxide, foam or water.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

Woodchips

DESCRIPTION
Natural timber mechanically chipped into the approximate size of a business card.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 326 3.07
SIZE CLASS GROUP
As above MHB B


HAZARD
This material possesses a chemical hazard. Some shipments may be subject to oxidation leading to depletion of oxygen and increase of carbon dioxide in cargo and adjacent spaces. With moisture content of 15% or more this cargo has a low fire-risk. As the moisture content decreases the fire risk increases. When dry, woodchips can be easily ignited by external sources; are readily combustible and can ignite by friction. A condition with complete depletion of oxygen may be present in less than 48 hours.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
Segregation as for class 4.1 materials.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
No special requirements.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code.

PRECAUTIONS
Entry of personnel into cargo and adjacent confined spaces should not be permitted until tests have been carried out and it has been established that the oxygen level is 20.7%. If this condition is not met, additional ventilation should be applied to the cargo hold or adjacent enclosed spaces and re-measuring shall be conducted after a suitable interval.
An oxygen meter shall be worn and activated by all crew when entering cargo and adjacent enclosed spaces.
In dry weather, dust which settles on deck will dry out quickly and is easily ignited. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to prevent fire.

VENTILATION
Ventilation of enclosed spaces adjacent to a cargo hold before entry may be necessary even if these spaces are apparently sealed from the cargo hold.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Self-contained breathing apparatus and oxygen meters should be available.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Nil

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation if fitted.
Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control fire..

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.

 

 

Zinc ashes UN 1435

Shipments require the approval of the competent authority of the countries of shipment and the
flag State of the ship.

DESCRIPTION

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 900 1.11
SIZE CLASS GROUP
Not applicable 4.3 B


HAZARD
In contact with moisture or water liable to give off hydrogen, a flammable gas, and toxic gases.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
"Separated from" foodstuffs and all class 8 liquids.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
Clean and dry as relevant to the hazards of the cargo.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage.
This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo are loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. This cargo shall not be accepted for loading when the cargo is damp or known to have been wetted.

PRECAUTIONS
Reject any damp material or any material which is known to have been wetted. Possible ignition sources, including hotwork, burning, smoking, electrical sparking, shall be eliminated in the vicinity of the cargo spaces containing this cargo during handling and carriage of this cargo.

VENTILATION
Continuous mechanical ventilation shall be conducted during the voyage for the cargo spaces carrying this cargo. If maintaining ventilation endangers the ship or the cargo, it may be interrupted unless there is a risk of explosion or other danger due to interruption of the ventilation. In any case mechanical ventilation shall be maintained for a reasonable period prior to discharge.

CARRIAGE
For quantitative measurements of hydrogen, a suitable detector shall be on board while this cargo is carried. The detector shall be of certified safe type for use in explosive atmosphere. The concentration of hydrogen in the cargo spaces carrying this cargo shall be measured regularly, during voyage, and the results of the measurements shall be recorded and kept on board.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
After discharge of this cargo, the cargo spaces shall be swept clean twice.
Water shall not be used for cleaning of the cargo space which has contained this cargo, because of danger of gas.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

SPECIAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, coveralls, headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

Wear protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

EMERGENCY ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation if available.
Do not use water.

MEDICAL FIRST AID

Refer to the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG), as amended.


Zirconsand

DESCRIPTION
Usually fine white to yellow, very abrasive extracted from ilmenite sand. May be dusty.
Shipped dry.

CHARACTERISTICS

ANGLE OF REPOSE BULK DENSITY (kg/m3) STOWAGE FACTOR (m3/t)
Not applicable 2600 to 3000 0.33 to 0.36
SIZE CLASS GROUP
0.15 mm or less Not applicable C


HAZARD
No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire-risk.

STOWAGE & SEGREGATION
No special requirements.

HOLD CLEANLINESS
No special requirements.

WEATHER PRECAUTIONS
This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable before loading, during loading and during voyage.
This cargo shall not be loaded during precipitation. During loading of this cargo all non-working hatches of the cargo spaces to which this cargo are loaded or to be loaded shall be closed.

LOADING
Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

PRECAUTIONS
Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and covered as appropriate, to prevent ingress of the cargo. Appropriate precautions shall be taken to protect machinery and accommodation spaces from the dust of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be protected from ingress of the cargo.
Due consideration shall be paid to protect equipment from the dust of the cargo. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and dust filter masks. Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary.

VENTILATION
No special requirements.

CARRIAGE
No special requirements.

DISCHARGE
No special requirements.

CLEAN-UP
No special requirements.

Appendix 02 Laboratory test procedures,

associated apparatus and standards

 

1 Test procedures for materials which may liquefy and associated apparatus

Three methods of testing for the transportable moisture limit are currently in general use:

  1. flow table test;

  2. penetration test;

  3. Proctor/Fagerberg test.

As each method has its advantages, the selection of the test method should be determined by
local practices or by the appropriate authorities.

2 Test procedures to determine the angle of repose and associated apparatus

3 Standards used in test procedures

4 Trough test

for determination of the self-sustaining exothermic decomposition of fertilizers containing nitrates*


* Source: Section 38 of the United Nations Recommendation on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Manual of Tests and Criteria.

5 Description of the Test of Resistance to Detonation

6 Self-heating test for charcoal

Appendix 03 Properties of solid bulk cargoes

1 - Non-cohesive cargoes

1.1 The following cargoes are non-cohesive when dry:


AMMONIUM NITRATE

AMMONIUM NITRATE BASED FERTILIZERS (TYPE A, TYPE B and
NON-HAZARDOUS)

AMMONIUM SULPHATE

BORAX, anhydrous

CALCIUM NITRATE FERTILIZER

CASTOR BEANS

DIAMMONIUM PHOSPHATE

MONOAMMONIUM PHOSPHATE

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

POTASH

POTASSIUM NITRATE

POTASSIUM SULPHATE

SODIUM NITRATE

SODIUM NITRATE AND POTASSIUM NITRATE MIXTURE

SUPERPHOSPHATE

UREA

1.2 Prior to completion of loading, the angle of repose of the materials to be loaded should be determined (see section 6) so as to determine which provisions of this Code relating to trimming apply (see section 5).

1.3 All cargoes, other than those listed in this appendix, are cohesive and the use of the angle of repose is, therefore, not appropriate. Cargoes not listed should be treated as cohesive until otherwise shown.

2 Cargoes which may liquefy

2.1 Many fine-particled cargoes if possessing a sufficiently high moisture content are liable to flow. Thus any damp or wet cargo containing a proportion of fine particles should be tested for flow characteristics prior to loading.

3 Precautions for the cargoes which may possess a chemical hazard

3.1  In circumstances where consultation with the competent authority is required prior to shipment of dry bulk cargoes, it is equally important to consult authorities at the port of loading and discharge concerning requirements which may be in force.

3.2  Where required, the Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods (MFAG) should be consulted prior to loading.

 

Appendix 03 Properties of solid bulk cargoes

1 - Non-cohesive cargoes

1.1 The following cargoes are non-cohesive when dry:


AMMONIUM NITRATE

AMMONIUM NITRATE BASED FERTILIZERS (TYPE A, TYPE B and
NON-HAZARDOUS)

AMMONIUM SULPHATE

BORAX, anhydrous

CALCIUM NITRATE FERTILIZER

CASTOR BEANS Deleted

DIAMMONIUM PHOSPHATE

GRANULAR FERROUS SULPHATE

MAGNESIUM SULPHATE FERTILIZERS

MONOAMMONIUM PHOSPHATE

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

POTASH

POTASSIUM NITRATE

POTASSIUM SULPHATE

SODIUM NITRATE Deleted

SODIUM NITRATE AND POTASSIUM NITRATE MIXTURE

SUPERPHOSPHATE

TAPIOCA

UREA

WOOD PELLETS

1.2 Prior to completion of loading, the angle of repose of the materials to be loaded should be determined (see section 6) so as to determine which provisions of this Code relating to trimming apply (see section 5).

1.3 All cargoes, other than those listed in this appendix, are cohesive and the use of the angle of repose is, therefore, not appropriate. Cargoes not listed should be treated as cohesive until otherwise shown.

2 Cargoes which may liquefy

2.1 Many fine-particled cargoes if possessing a sufficiently high moisture content are liable to flow. Thus any damp or wet cargo containing a proportion of fine particles should be tested for flow characteristics prior to loading.

3 Precautions for the cargoes which may possess a chemical hazard

3.1  In circumstances where consultation with the competent authority is required prior to shipment of dry bulk cargoes, it is equally important to consult authorities at the port of loading and discharge concerning requirements which may be in force.

3.2  Where required, the Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods (MFAG) should be consulted prior to loading.

 

Appendix 04 Index

Index

MATERIAL GROUP REFERENCES
ALFALFA

C

 
ALUMINA

C

 
ALUMINA, CALCINED

C

 
ALUMINA SILICA

C

 
ALUMINA SILICA, pellets

C

 
ALUMINIUM DROSS

B

see ALUMINIUM SMELTING
BY-PRODUCTS or ALUMINIUM
REMELTING BY-PRODUCTS UN 3170
ALUMINIUM FERROSILICON POWDER UN 1395

B

 
ALUMINIUM NITRATE UN 1438

B

 
ALUMINIUM REMELTING BY-PRODUCTS UN 3170

B

 
ALUMINIUM SALT SLAGS

B

see ALUMINIUM SMELTING
BY-PRODUCTS or ALUMINIUM
REMELTING BY-PRODUCTS UN 3170
ALUMINIUM SILICON POWDER,
UNCOATED UN 1398

B

 
ALUMINIUM SKIMMINGS

B

see ALUMINIUM SMELTING
BY-PRODUCTS or ALUMINIUM
REMELTING BY-PRODUCTS UN 3170
ALUMINIUM SMELTING BY-PRODUCTS UN 3170

B

 
AMMONIUM NITRATE UN 1942

B

 
AMMONIUM NITRATE BASED FERTILIZER UN 2067

B

 
AMMONIUM NITRATE BASED FERTILIZER UN 2071

B

 
AMMONIUM NITRATE, BASED FERTILIZER
(non-hazardous)

C

 
AMMONIUM SULPHATE

C

 
ANTIMONY ORE AND RESIDUE

C

 
Antimony ore residue

C

see ANTIMONY ORE AND RESIDUE
Bakery materials

B or C

see SEED CAKE
BARIUM NITRATE UN 1446

B

 
Barley malt pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
BARYTES

C

 
BAUXITE

C

 
Beet, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Beet, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
BIOSLUDGE

C

 
Blende (zinc sulphide)

A

see ZINC CONCENTRATE
BORAX (PENTAHYDRATE CRUDE)

C

 
BORAX, ANHYDROUS, crude

C

 
BORAX, ANHYDROUS, refined

C

 
Bran pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Brewer's grain pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
BROWN COAL BRIQUETTES

B

 
Calcined clay

C

see ALUMINA, CALCINED
Calcined pyrites

A and B

see PYRITES, CALCINED
Calcium fluoride

B

see FLUORSPAR
CALCIUM NITRATE UN 1454

B

 
CALCIUM NITRATE FERTILIZER

C

 
Calcium oxide

B

see LIME (UNSLAKED)
Canola Pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
CARBORUNDUM

C

 
CASTOR BEANS UN 2969

B

 
CASTOR FLAKE UN 2969

B

 
CASTOR MEAL UN 2969

B

 
CASTOR POMACE UN 2969

B

 
CEMENT

C

 
CEMENT CLINKERS

C

 
CEMENT COPPER

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
Chalcopyrite

A

see COPPER CONCENTRATE
CHAMOTTE

C

 
CHARCOAL

B

 
CHOPPED RUBBER AND PLASTIC INSULATION

C

 
Chile saltpetre

B

see SODIUM NITRATE
Chilean natural nitrate

B

see SODIUM NITRATE
Chilean natural potassic nitrate

B

see SODIUM NITRATE AND
POTASSIUM NITRATE MIXTURE
Chrome ore

C

see CHROMITE ORE
CHROME PELLETS

C

 
CHROMITE ORE

C

 
Chromium ore

C

see CHROMITE ORE
Citrus pulp pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
CLAY

C

 
COAL

B (and A)

 
COAL SLURRY

A

 
COARSE CHOPPED TYRES

C

 
Coconut

B or C

see SEED CAKE
COKE

C

 
COKE BREEZE

A

 
COLEMANITE

C

 
COPPER CONCENTRATE 

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
COPPER GRANULES

C

 
COPPER MATTE

C

 
Copper nickel

A

see NICKEL CONCENTRATE
Copper ore concentrate

A

see COPPER CONCENTRATE
Copper precipitate

A

see CEMENT COPPER
COPRA (dry) UN 1363

B

 
Copra, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Copra, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Corn gluten

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Cotton seed

B or C

see SEED CAKE
CRYOLITE

C

 
Deadburned magnesite

C

see MAGNESIA (DEADBURNED)
DIAMMONIUM PHOSPHATE

C

 
DIRECT REDUCED IRON (A)
Briquettes, hot-moulded

B

 
DIRECT REDUCED IRON (B)
Lumps, pellets, cold-moulded briquettes

B

 
DIRECT REDUCED IRON (C)
By-product fines

B

 
DOLOMITE

C

 
Dolomitic quicklime

B

see LIME (UNSLAKED)
D.R.I.

B

see DIRECT REDUCED IRON
A or B or C
Expellers

B

see SEED CAKE
FELSPAR LUMP

C

 
FERROCHROME

C

 
FERROCHROME, exothermic

C

 
FERROMANGANESE

C

 
Ferromanganese, exothermic

C

see FERROMANGANESE
FERRONICKEL

C

 
FERROPHOSPHORUS

B

 
Ferrophosphorus briquettes

B

see FERROPHOSPHORUS
FERROSILICON UN 1408

B

 
FERROSILICON

B

 
FERROUS METAL BORINGS UN 2793

B

 
FERROUS METAL CUTTINGS UN 2793

B

 
FERROUS METAL SHAVINGS UN 2793

B

 
FERROUS METAL TURNINGS UN 2793

B

 
FERTILIZERS WITHOUT NITRATES

C

 
FISH (IN BULK)

A

 
FISHMEAL, STABILIZED UN 2216

B

 
FISHSCRAP, STABILIZED UN 2216

B

 
FLUORSPAR

A and B

 
FLY ASH

C

 
Galena (lead sulphide)

A

see LEAD CONCENTRATE
Garbage tankage

B

see TANKAGE
Gluten pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
GRANULATED SLAG

C

 
GRANULATED TYRE RUBBER

C

 
Ground nuts, meal

B or C

see SEED CAKE
GYPSUM

C

 
Hominy chop

B or C

see SEED CAKE
ILMENITE CLAY

A

 
ILMENITE SAND

A or C

 
IRON CONCENTRATE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
IRON CONCENTRATE (pellet feed)

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
IRON CONCENTRATE (sinter feed)

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
Iron disulphide

C

see PYRITE
IRON ORE

C

 
Iron ore (concentrate, pellet feed, sinter feed)

A

see IRON CONCENTRATE
(pellet feed or sinter feed)
IRON ORE PELLETS

C

 
IRON OXIDE, SPENT UN 1376

B

 
Iron swarf

B

see FERROUS METAL BORINGS,
SHAVINGS, TURNINGS OR
CUTTINGS UN 2793
IRON SPONGE, SPENT UN 1376

B

 
IRONSTONE

C

 
LABRADORITE

C

 
LEAD AND ZINC CALCINES (mixed)

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
LEAD AND ZINC MIDDLINGS

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
LEAD CONCENTRATE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
LEAD NITRATE UN 1469

B

 
LEAD ORE

C

 
Lead ore concentrate

A

see LEAD CONCENTRATE
LEAD ORE RESIDUE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
LEAD SILVER CONCENTRATE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
Lead silver ore

A

see LEAD SILVER CONCENTRATE
Lead sulphide

A

see LEAD CONCENTRATE
Lead sulphide (galena)

A

see LEAD CONCENTRATE
Lignite

B

see BROWN COAL BRIQUETTES
LIME (UNSLAKED)

B

 
LIMESTONE

C

 
LINTED COTTON SEED B

B

 
Linseed, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Linseed, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
MAGNESIA (DEADBURNED)

C

 
MAGNESIA (UNSLAKED)

B

 
Magnesia, clinker

C

see MAGNESIA (DEADBURNED)
Magnesia, electro-fused 

C

see MAGNESIA (DEADBURNED)
Magnesia lightburned

B

see MAGNESIA (UNSLAKED)
Magnesia calcined

B

see MAGNESIA (UNSLAKED)
Magnesia caustic calcined

B

see MAGNESIA (UNSLAKED)
Magnesite clinker

C

see MAGNESIA (DEADBURNED)
MAGNESITE, natural

C

 
Magnesium carbonate

C

see MAGNESITE, natural
MAGNESIUM NITRATE UN 1474

B

 
Maize, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Maize, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
MANGANESE CONCENTRATE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
MANGANESE ORE

C

 
M.A.P.

C

see MONOAMMONIUM PHOSPHATE
MARBLE CHIPS

C

 
Meal, oily

B or C

see SEED CAKE
METAL SULPHIDE CONCENTRATES

A and B

 
Mill feed pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Milorganite

C

see BIOSLUDGE
Mineral Concentrates

A

 
MONOAMMONIUM PHOSPHATE

C

 
Muriate of potash

C

see POTASSIUM CHLORIDE
NEFELINE SYENITE (mineral)

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
NICKEL CONCENTRATE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
 Nickel ore concentrate

A

see NICKEL CONCENTRATE
Niger seed, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Niger seed, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Oil cake

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Palm kernel, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Palm kernel, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Peanuts, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Peanuts, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
PEANUTS (in shell)

C

 
PEAT MOSS

A and B

 
PEBBLES (sea)

C

 
PELLETS (concentrates)

C

 
Pellets, cereal

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Pellets, wood pulp

B

see WOOD PULP PELLETS
Pencil pitch

B

see PITCH PRILL
PENTAHYDRATE CRUDE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
PERLITE ROCK

C

 
PETROLEUM COKE (calcined)

B

 
PETROLEUM COKE (uncalcined)

B

 
PHOSPHATE ROCK (calcined)

C

 
PHOSPHATE ROCK (uncalcined)

C

 
PHOSPHATE (defluorinated)

C

 
PIG IRON

C

 
PITCH PRILL

B

 
Pollard pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
POTASH

C

 
Potash muriate

C

see POTASSIUM CHLORIDE
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

C

 
POTASSIUM NITRATE UN 1486

B

 
Potassium nitrate/sodium nitrate (mixture)

B

see SODIUM NITRATE AND
POTASSIUM NITRATE MIXTURE UN 1499
POTASSIUM SULPHATE

C

 
Prilled coal tar B see PITCH PRILL

B

 
PUMICE

C

 
PYRITE (containing copper and iron)

C

 
PYRITES, CALCINED

A and B

 
PYRITES

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
Pyrites (cupreous, fine, flotation or sulphur)

A

see PYRITES
Pyritic ash

A and B

see PYRITES, CALCINED
PYRITIC ASHES (iron)

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
PYRITIC CINDERS

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
PYROPHYLLITE

C

 
QUARTZ

C

 
QUARTZITE

C

 
Quicklime

B

see LIME (UNSLAKED)
RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, LOW SPECIFIC
ACTIVITY (LSA-1) UN 2912

B

 
RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, SURFACE
CONTAMINATED OBJECTS (SCO-1) UN 2913

B

 
Rape seed, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Rape seed, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
RASORITE (ANHYDROUS)

C

 
Rice bran

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Rice broken

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Rough ammonia tankage

B

see TANKAGE
RUTILE SAND

C

 
Safflower seed, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Safflower seed, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
SALT

C

 
SALT CAKE

C

 
SALT ROCK

C

 
Saltpetre

B

see POTASSIUM NITRATE
SAND

C

 
Sand, ilmenite

C

see ILMENITE SAND
Sand, zircon

C

see ZIRCON SAND
SAWDUST

B

 
SCRAP METAL

C

 
SEED CAKE, containing vegetable oil UN 1386
(a) mechanically expelled seeds, containing more than 10% of oil or more than 20% of oil and moisture combined

B

 
SEED CAKE, containing vegetable oil UN 1386
(b) solvent extraction and expelled seeds, containing not more than 10% of oil and when the amount of moisture is higher than 10%, not more than 20% of oil and moisture combined

B

 
SEED CAKE UN 2217

B

 
SEED CAKE (non-hazardous)

C

 
Seed expellers, oily

B or C

see SEED CAKE
SILICOMANGANESE

B

 
SILVER LEAD CONCENTRATE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
Silver lead ore concentrate

A

see SILVER LEAD CONCENTRATE
Sinter

 

see ZINC AND LEAD CALCINES
(mixed)
Slag, granulated

C

see GRANULATED SLAG
SLIG (iron ore)

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
SODA ASH

C

 
SODIUM NITRATE UN 1498

B

 
SODIUM NITRATE AND POTASSIUM
NITRATE MIXTURE UN 1499

B

 
Soyabean, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Soyabean, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
SPENT CATHODES

B

see ALUMINIUM SMELTING
BY-PRODUCTS or ALUMINIUM
REMELTING BY-PRODUCTS UN 3170
SPENT POTLINER

B

see ALUMINIUM SMELTING
BY-PRODUCTS or ALUMINIUM
REMELTING BY-PRODUCTS UN 3170
STAINLESS STEEL GRINDING DUST

C

 
Steel swarf

B

see FERROUS METAL BORINGS,
SHAVINGS, TURNINGS OR
CUTTINGS
Stibnite

C

see ANTIMONY ORE AND RESIDUE
STONE CHIPPINGS

C

 
Strussa pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
SUGAR

C

 
SULPHATE OF POTASH AND MAGNESIUM

C

 
Sulphide concentrates

B

see METAL SULPHIDE CONCENTRATES
SULPHUR UN 1350 (crushed lump and coarse
grained)

B

 
SULPHUR (formed, solid)

C

 
Sunflower seed, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Sunflower seed, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
SUPERPHOSPHATE

C

 
SUPERPHOSPHATE (triple, granular)

C

 
Swarf

B

see FERROUS METAL BORINGS,
SHAVINGS, TURNINGS OR CUTTINGS
TACONITE PELLETS

C

 
TALC

C

 
TANKAGE

B

 
Tankage fertilizer

B

see TANKAGE
TAPIOCA

C

 
Toasted meals

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Triple superphosphate 

C

see SUPERPHOSPHATE
(triple, granular)
UREA

C

 
VANADIUM ORE

B

 
VERMICULITE

C

 
WHITE QUARTZ

C

 
WOODCHIPS

B

 
WOOD PELLETS

B

 
WOOD PULP PELLETS

B

 
ZINC AND LEAD CALCINES (mixed)

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
ZINC AND LEAD MIDDLINGS

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
ZINC ASHES UN 1435

B

 
ZINC CONCENTRATE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
Zinc, dross, residue or skimmings

B

see ZINC ASHES UN 1435
Zinc ore, burnt

A

see ZINC CONCENTRATE
Zinc ore, calamine

A

see ZINC CONCENTRATE
Zinc ore, concentrates

A

see ZINC CONCENTRATE
Zinc ore, crude

A

see ZINC CONCENTRATE
ZINC SINTER

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
ZINC SLUDGE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
Zinc sulphide

A

see ZINC CONCENTRATE
Zinc sulphide (blende)

A

see ZINC CONCENTRATE
ZIRCONSAND

C

 

Appendix 04 Index

Index

MATERIAL GROUP REFERENCES
ALFALFA

C

 
ALUMINA

C

 
ALUMINA, CALCINED

C

 
ALUMINA SILICA

C

 
ALUMINA SILICA, pellets

C

 
ALUMINIUM DROSS

B

see ALUMINIUM SMELTING
BY-PRODUCTS or ALUMINIUM
REMELTING BY-PRODUCTS UN 3170
ALUMINIUM FERROSILICON POWDER UN 1395

B

 
ALUMINIUM NITRATE UN 1438

B

 
ALUMINIUM REMELTING BY-PRODUCTS UN 3170

B

 
ALUMINIUM SALT SLAGS

B

see ALUMINIUM SMELTING
BY-PRODUCTS or ALUMINIUM
REMELTING BY-PRODUCTS UN 3170
ALUMINIUM SILICON POWDER,
UNCOATED UN 1398

B

 
ALUMINIUM SKIMMINGS

B

see ALUMINIUM SMELTING
BY-PRODUCTS or ALUMINIUM
REMELTING BY-PRODUCTS UN 3170
ALUMINIUM SMELTING BY-PRODUCTS UN 3170

B

 
AMMONIUM NITRATE UN 1942

B

 
AMMONIUM NITRATE BASED FERTILIZER UN 2067

B

 
AMMONIUM NITRATE BASED FERTILIZER UN 2071

B

 
AMMONIUM NITRATE, BASED FERTILIZER
(non-hazardous)

C

 
AMMONIUM SULPHATE

C

 
ANTIMONY ORE AND RESIDUE

C

 
Antimony ore residue

C

see ANTIMONY ORE AND RESIDUE
Bakery materials

B or C

see SEED CAKE
BARIUM NITRATE UN 1446

B

 
Barley malt pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
BARYTES

C

 
BAUXITE

C

 
Beet, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Beet, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
BIOSLUDGE

C

 
Blende (zinc sulphide)

A

see ZINC CONCENTRATE
BORAX (PENTAHYDRATE CRUDE)

C

 
BORAX, ANHYDROUS, crude

C

 
BORAX, ANHYDROUS, refined

C

 
Bran pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Brewer's grain pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
BROWN COAL BRIQUETTES

B

 
Calcined clay

C

see ALUMINA, CALCINED
Calcined pyrites

A and B

see PYRITES, CALCINED
Calcium fluoride

B

see FLUORSPAR
CALCIUM NITRATE UN 1454

B

 
CALCIUM NITRATE FERTILIZER

C

 
Calcium oxide

B

see LIME (UNSLAKED)
Canola Pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
CARBORUNDUM

C

 
CASTOR BEANS UN 2969

B

 
CASTOR FLAKE UN 2969

B

 
CASTOR MEAL UN 2969

B

 
CASTOR POMACE UN 2969

B

 
CEMENT

C

 
CEMENT CLINKERS

C

 
CEMENT COPPER

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
Chalcopyrite

A

see COPPER CONCENTRATE
CHAMOTTE

C

 
CHARCOAL

B

 
CHOPPED RUBBER AND PLASTIC INSULATION

C

 
Chile saltpetre

B

see SODIUM NITRATE
Chilean natural nitrate

B

see SODIUM NITRATE
Chilean natural potassic nitrate

B

see SODIUM NITRATE AND
POTASSIUM NITRATE MIXTURE
Chrome ore

C

see CHROMITE ORE
CHROME PELLETS

C

 
CHROMITE ORE

C

 
Chromium ore

C

see CHROMITE ORE
Citrus pulp pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
CLAY

C

 
COAL

B (and A)

 
COAL SLURRY

A

 
COARSE CHOPPED TYRES

C

 
Coconut

B or C

see SEED CAKE
COKE

C

 
COKE BREEZE

A

 
COLEMANITE

C

 
COPPER CONCENTRATE 

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
COPPER GRANULES

C

 
COPPER MATTE

C

 
Copper nickel

A

see NICKEL CONCENTRATE
Copper ore concentrate

A

see COPPER CONCENTRATE
Copper precipitate

A

see CEMENT COPPER
COPRA (dry) UN 1363

B

 
Copra, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Copra, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Corn gluten

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Cotton seed

B or C

see SEED CAKE
CRYOLITE

C

 
Deadburned magnesite

C

see MAGNESIA (DEADBURNED)
DIAMMONIUM PHOSPHATE

C

 
DIRECT REDUCED IRON (A)
Briquettes, hot-moulded

B

 
DIRECT REDUCED IRON (B)
Lumps, pellets, cold-moulded briquettes

B

 
DIRECT REDUCED IRON (C)
By-product fines

B

 
DISTILLERS DRIED GRAINS WITH
SOLUBLES

C

DOLOMITE

C

 
Dolomitic quicklime

B

see LIME (UNSLAKED)
D.R.I.

B

see DIRECT REDUCED IRON
A or B or C
Expellers

B

see SEED CAKE
FELSPAR LUMP

C

 
FERROCHROME

C

 
FERROCHROME, exothermic

C

 
FERROMANGANESE

C

 
Ferromanganese, exothermic

C

see FERROMANGANESE
FERRONICKEL

C

 
FERROPHOSPHORUS

B

 
Ferrophosphorus briquettes

B

see FERROPHOSPHORUS
FERROSILICON UN 1408

B

 
FERROSILICON

B

 
FERROUS METAL BORINGS UN 2793

B

 
FERROUS METAL CUTTINGS UN 2793

B

 
FERROUS METAL SHAVINGS UN 2793

B

 
FERROUS METAL TURNINGS UN 2793

B

 
FERROUS SULPHATE HEPTAHYDRATE

C

FERTILIZERS WITHOUT NITRATES

C

 
FISH (IN BULK)

A

 
FISHMEAL, STABILIZED UN 2216

B

 
FISHSCRAP, STABILIZED UN 2216

B

 
FLUORSPAR

A and B

 
FLY ASH, DRY

C

 
FLY ASH, WET

A

Galena (lead sulphide)

A

see LEAD CONCENTRATE
Garbage tankage

B

see TANKAGE
Gluten pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
GRANULAR FERROUS SULPHATE

C

GRANULATED SLAG

C

 
GRANULATED TYRE RUBBER

C

 
Ground nuts, meal

B or C

see SEED CAKE
GYPSUM

C

 
Hominy chop

B or C

see SEED CAKE
ILMENITE CLAY

A

 
ILMENITE SAND

A or C

 
IRON CONCENTRATE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
IRON CONCENTRATE (pellet feed)

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
IRON CONCENTRATE (sinter feed)

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
Iron disulphide

C

see PYRITE
IRON ORE

C

 
Iron ore (concentrate, pellet feed, sinter feed)

A

see IRON CONCENTRATE
(pellet feed or sinter feed)
IRON ORE PELLETS

C

 
IRON OXIDE, SPENT UN 1376

B

 
Iron swarf

B

see FERROUS METAL BORINGS,
SHAVINGS, TURNINGS OR
CUTTINGS UN 2793
IRON SPONGE, SPENT UN 1376

B

 
IRONSTONE

C

 
LABRADORITE

C

 
LEAD AND ZINC CALCINES (mixed)

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
LEAD AND ZINC MIDDLINGS

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
LEAD CONCENTRATE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
LEAD NITRATE UN 1469

B

 
LEAD ORE

C

 
Lead ore concentrate

A

see LEAD CONCENTRATE
LEAD ORE RESIDUE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
LEAD SILVER CONCENTRATE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
Lead silver ore

A

see LEAD SILVER CONCENTRATE
Lead sulphide

A

see LEAD CONCENTRATE
Lead sulphide (galena)

A

see LEAD CONCENTRATE
Lignite

B

see BROWN COAL BRIQUETTES
LIME (UNSLAKED)

B

 
LIMESTONE

C

 
LINTED COTTON SEED B

B

 
Linseed, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Linseed, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
LOGS

B

see Wood Products – General schedule
MAGNESIA (DEADBURNED)

C

 
MAGNESIA (UNSLAKED)

B

 
Magnesia, clinker

C

see MAGNESIA (DEADBURNED)
Magnesia, electro-fused 

C

see MAGNESIA (DEADBURNED)
Magnesia lightburned

B

see MAGNESIA (UNSLAKED)
Magnesia calcined

B

see MAGNESIA (UNSLAKED)
Magnesia caustic calcined

B

see MAGNESIA (UNSLAKED)
Magnesite clinker

C

see MAGNESIA (DEADBURNED)
MAGNESITE, natural

C

 
Magnesium carbonate

C

see MAGNESITE, natural
MAGNESIUM NITRATE UN 1474

B

 
MAGNESIUM SULPHATE FERTILIZERS

C

Maize, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Maize, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
MANGANESE CONCENTRATE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
MANGANESE ORE

C

 
M.A.P.

C

see MONOAMMONIUM PHOSPHATE
MARBLE CHIPS

C

 
Meal, oily

B or C

see SEED CAKE
METAL SULPHIDE CONCENTRATES

A and B

 
Mill feed pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Milorganite

C

see BIOSLUDGE
Mineral Concentrates

A

 
MONOAMMONIUM PHOSPHATE

C

 
Muriate of potash

C

see POTASSIUM CHLORIDE
NEFELINE SYENITE (mineral)

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
NICKEL CONCENTRATE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
 Nickel ore concentrate

A

see NICKEL CONCENTRATE
Niger seed, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Niger seed, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Oil cake

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Palm kernel, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Palm kernel, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Peanuts, expelled

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Peanuts, extracted

B or C

see SEED CAKE
PEANUTS (in shell)

C

 
PEAT MOSS

A and B

 
PEBBLES (sea)

C

 
PELLETS (concentrates)

C

 
Pellets, cereal

B or C

see SEED CAKE
Pellets, wood pulp  Deleted

B

see WOOD PULP PELLETS
Pencil pitch

B

see PITCH PRILL
PENTAHYDRATE CRUDE

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
PERLITE ROCK

C

 
PETROLEUM COKE (calcined)

B

 
PETROLEUM COKE (uncalcined)

B

 
PHOSPHATE ROCK (calcined)

C

 
PHOSPHATE ROCK (uncalcined)

C

 
PHOSPHATE (defluorinated)

C

 
PIG IRON

C

 
PITCH PRILL

B

 
Pollard pellets

B or C

see SEED CAKE
POTASH

C

 
Potash muriate

C

see POTASSIUM CHLORIDE
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

C

 
POTASSIUM NITRATE UN 1486

B

 
Potassium nitrate/sodium nitrate (mixture)

B

see SODIUM NITRATE AND
POTASSIUM NITRATE MIXTURE UN 1499
POTASSIUM SULPHATE

C

 
Prilled coal tar B see PITCH PRILL

B

 
PULP WOOD

B

see Wood Products – General schedule
PUMICE

C

 
PYRITE (containing copper and iron)

C

 
PYRITES, CALCINED

A and B

 
PYRITES

A

see Mineral Concentrates schedule
Pyrites (cupreous, fine, flotation or sulphur)

A

see PYRITES
Pyritic ash

A and B

see PYRITES, CALCINED
PYRITIC ASHES (iron)

A