You are required to comply with this Marine Order if you intend to operate a regulated Australian vessel, or a foreign vessel within Australian waters. This Order prescribes the standards for the loading, stowing, carriage and unloading of solid bulk cargo. This Order also gives effect to:
- parts A and B of Chapter VI of the Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
- the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC)
- the Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers (BLU).
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 International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code) and the Code of Practice for the Safe loading and unloading of Bulk Carriers (BLU Code).
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.