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2.10.9 CARGO GEAR AND LASHINGSParticular attention should be paid to any cargo gear such as
Where additional equipment such as stanchions are fitted on deck, careful inspection is required if the surrounding area shows any cracks as such equipment is subject to considerable tension or bending loads. If defects are discovered, these must be rectified immediately and the classification society notified.
It is advisable that the Master keeps records of certain special types of lashing gear which are subject to considerable strains, tensions or loads. Such material should be the subject of additional checks before being applied.