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22.214.171.124 NO LOADING DURING RAIN OR SNOW
It is self-evident that loading should not take place during rain or snowfall. When rain or snowfall is expected, it will assist to keep a radar watch to enable the hatches to be closed in time. When loading in areas where sudden heavy rain rainfalls or showers can be expected (monsoon), only those hatch covers which are actually needed should be opened. If the Master is urged to continue loading during rain or snowfall, he/she should refuse, even if offered a “rain” letter of indemnity by the shippers or charterers. If in doubt, the Master should request the attendance of the local correspondent.