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Gard Guidance Masters IMDG LABELS

The International Marine Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code came into force on 1st January 2004. The Master and his/her officers are therefore advised to load cargoes classified by the IMDG Code in strict conformity with the requirements of the Code.

During loading, particular attention should be given to IMDG labels identifying dangerous goods. The labels on these containers should correspond to the descriptions in the dangerous goods manifest and dangerous cargo stowage or bay plan. Storage of these containers should always be in accordance with the dangerous goods stowage plan. If discrepancies are noted, the Master should ensure that the container is reloaded in the correct stowage position as planned.