You will be required to comply with this code if you operate a ship registered in Australia, or any ship in the territorial sea of Australia.
This code applies to the loading, stowing, carriage and unloading of solid bulk cargoes.
Solid cargo cannot be loaded, stowed, carried or unloaded on a ship unless it complies with the IMSBC Code. The master of a ship has a responsibility to ensure that solid bulk cargoes are loaded and trimmed in accordance with section 5 of the IMSBC Code. '
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division
Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)
Marine Orders - Part 34: Solid bulk cargoes, Issue 6 (Order No. 1 of 2007) (Australian Government)
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