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Gard Guidance Masters

2.12.1 GENERAL

Due to the fact that more and more goods are carried in containers packed by the shippers, expertise on the loading, stowage, securing, lashing and carrying of non-unitised cargoes is diminishing. This section will therefore provide some basic advice on the handling of certain types of cargoes not carried in containers. Nevertheless,
a sub-section also deals with containers.

If a cargo is to be loaded on which there is no or very little information available, the Master and his/her officer should seek written advice from the shippers on the proper stowage, securing, lashing and carrying. In case of doubt, the Master and his/her officers should not hesitate to contact the local P&I correspondent.