THE EVOLUTION OF INTERNATIONAL GRAIN REGULATIONS FOR OCEAN BULK CARRIERS

During the week of October 21, 1974, the 1974 Safety of Life at Sea Conference convened at the Headquarters of the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization in London for the purpose of updating the 1960 Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS 60). A task of this Conference was to incorporate outstanding Resolutions as an amended Convention. One of the Resolutions considered was Resolution A-264 (VIII), amendment to Chapter VI of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1960, which was adopted by the IMCO General Assembly on November 20, 1973 and replaces the 1969 Equivalent to Chapter VI. By this action, the Conference accepted this Resolution as a new Chapter VI of the Convention. Chapter VI deals with the carriage of bulk grain. This amended Chapter VI represents upwards of ten (10) years of research, the last five (5) of which have been devoted to a full-scale evaluation period on vessels of many nations plying the various trade routes of the world. This experience has proved successful in that there have been no casualties and further that many vessels were enabled to carry bulk grain in a much more economical fashion than under the existing regulations in that they would not have to install expensive fittings.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Spring Meeting of SNAME, Vacouver, B.C., Canada, May 14-17, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Middleton, E H
    • SAMMIS, S F
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Accession Number: 00095556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM