HOW DRY IS DRY
Seemingly dry cargoes can present frightening problems when they contain excessive moisture as pools of liquid may suddenly appear while the ship is at sea, and the free surface effect can reduce stability. The author describes the shipper's certificates relevant to this type of cargo, discusses various methods of testing the moisture content and refers to the relevant I.M.C.O code of the Merchant Shipping Notices. He mentions the recent loss of two vessels and examines the converse problem of too dry cargoes such as metal sulphide concentrates which may overheat. In this connection he refers to the UK Department of Trade "Blue Book".
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- Brown, A L
- Publication Date: 1978-3
- Pagination: 1 p.
- TRT Terms: Angle of repose; Bulk cargo; Cargo handling; Dry bulk cargo; Maritime safety
- Identifier Terms: International Maritime Consultative organization
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo stability; Imco safety regulations
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00188166
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM