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Gard Guidance Masters

3.2.1.1 CARGO DAMAGE

The following actions must be taken if there is damage to the cargo

  • call the local correspondent to appoint a surveyor
  • take mitigating steps to prevent further deterioration of the cargo
  • protect the damaged cargo, e.g. cover with tarpaulins
  • stop any leakage/spillage of the cargo
  • should any pollution occur, refer immediately to the Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP) or Vessel’s Response Plan (VRP).