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188.8.131.52 DUNNAGE AND SHIFTING BOARDS PROVIDED BY CHARTERERS
For details please refer to Gard Loss Prevention Circular No. 07-02: Use of dunnage air bags.
If dunnage and shifting boards are provided by the charterers, the Master should ensure that they are of adequate strength and dimension for the cargo to be loaded. If there is any doubt as to the suitability of the dunnage delivered, the Master may consider asking for a certificate from the charterers as to the quality and moisture content of the dunnage. If dunnage and shifting boards are provided by the vessel, they should not only be of adequate strength and dimension, but must also be free from dirt, stains and dry to avoid contaminating the cargo.If dunnage air bags are to be used, the Master should ensure that