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188.8.131.52 SHIFTING OF MOIST BULK CARGOES
For details please refer to Gard Loss Prevention Circular 11-05: Series of recent cases highlights dangers of liquefying Chinese fluorspar.
Dry bulk cargoes may be liable to shift and cause severe stability problems,
which could result in the vessel capsizing. Each dry bulk cargo has its own
individual properties and hazardous nature. The Master should always refer to
and follow the instructions and recommendations of the IMO Code of Safe Practice
for Solid Bulk Cargoes. These are particularly important when testing moisture
content and angle of repose to prevent serious problems occurring at a later
Some dry bulk cargoes cannot be loaded without a certificate from the competent authority stating that the cargo is safe to load.