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22.214.171.124 HEATING OF CARGOA. Heating of cargo due to its properties
If the Master is in any doubt as to the authenticity of the documents, he/she should request assistance from the Company.If cargo prone to heating is to be loaded, certain precautions should be taken, such as
If direct reduced iron (DRI) in any form or cargoes with similar properties is to be loaded the Master need to obtain special instructions from the shipper and the Company for the loading and carriage of such a cargo.For details please refer to
B. Heating of cargo stowed on or near fuel tanks
For details please refer to Gard News 176, Major cargo claims analysis – Dry bulk and unitised cargo.
When loading a dry bulk cargo the Master should agree the distribution of the cargo with the Chief Engineer to prevent the cargo heating or being damaged due to heating of bunker oil tanks below or adjacent to the cargo compartments. If, nevertheless, bunkers need to be heated, the calibrated temperature sensors will need constant monitoring. If possible, sheathing insulation should also be used.
Calibrated temperature monitoring recorder, steam heating lines and other equipment in the engine room need to be in proper working condition and need to be checked frequently.