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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.