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Making the Difference, Passenger Mustering and Crowd Control
Recent events involving passenger ships have once again demonstrated the vital importance of a...
Drugs and Alcohol, A Manager's Guide
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The Practical Management and Switching of Marine Fuels
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Port State Control - Tightening the Net (Edition 3)
This programme explains that theobjective of Port State Control is to ensure that all the...
Working with Maritime Security Guards
As part of their anti-piracy measures, many shipping companies now employ armed security...
Heavy Lifts and Project Cargoes
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Social Media at Sea - Want to be Famous
It is a fact today that ships’ crews are much smaller in number than they used to be so there is...
DO YOU KNOW THE IMSBC CODE?
27 April 2010
On 1 January 2011 the IMSBC Code officially comes into force
This mandatory code falls under the provisions of the SOLAS Convention, replacing the Code of Safe Working Practice for Bulk Cargoes (BC Code). Come 2011, it has to be aboard every bulk carrier, and its requirements must be followed.
But this is not just a case of yet another set of rules. The IMSBC Code is there to help prevent accidents and incidents by informing seafarers about the risks associated with bulk cargoes.
The IMSBC Code provides information on the characteristics of the cargoes and instructions on the procedures to be followed when solid bulk cargoes are due to be carried. It is essentially a reference book to help ships’ officers assess whether a particular cargo is acceptable.
Videotel’s Dangerous & Difficult Bulk Cargoes: Best Practice & the IMSBC Code provides a comprehensive introductory training package to the IMSBC Code and the types of information it contains. It supplements it by proposing a straightforward and logical process of best practice actions that are applicable to all solid bulk cargoes.