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18.104.22.168 UNEVEN DISTRIBUTION OF WEIGHTS – NEGLIGENT LASHING OF CARGO
There may be an uneven distribution of cargo weight on the vessel if no proper scales are available prior to the trucks and trailers coming on board. Furthermore, lack of knowledge ashore of the forces experienced by a vessel at sea may result in
Lashing points on trailers may be too weak and the lashing material used inadequate. If any irregularities are noted the Master and the vessel’s officers should reject the cargo until it has been properly lashed or the deficiencies rectified.