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Gard Guidance Masters GENERAL

Dry bulk cargoes other than concentrates are likely to suffer damage from
  • contamination by foreign matter caused by
    – poorly prepared holds containing remnants from previous cargoes
    – defective paint
    – rust and vapour
  • deterioration caused by moisture from
    – rain or snow during loading
    – ingress of water during the voyage caused by defective hatch covers, other vessel’s openings, defective sounding pipes, defective gaskets or leakage through defects in the steelwork
    – sweat during the voyage
  • heating of the cargo due to excessive moisture or a exceedingly high fat content
  • heating damage due to storage of cargo on heated tanks
  • infestation of bulk grain, bagged rice etc.