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".

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Copies of original material available to members at a cost of 0.15 pounds per page, and to non-members at 0.30 pounds per page to include postage. There will be a minimum charge of 0.50 pounds to members and 2.00 pounds to non-members for this service.
  • Authors:
    • Brown, A L
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM