You may be required to comply with this code if you operate a ship that is a bulk carrier cargo vessel.
A bulk carrier that primarily carries dry cargo in bulk must comply with this code of practice unless it is:
- Constructed after 31 December 2008;
- It is dedicated to carrying woodchips, cement, fly ash or sugar in bulk;
- The loading and unloading of the cargo is not carried out by grabs heavier than 10 tonnes, power shovels or other means likely to damage a cargo hold structure; and
- It has a statement for carrying dry cargoes in bulk.
A vessel that occasionally carries dry cargo in bulk that was constructed after 30 June 2010 and is mentioned in paragraph 1.6 or 1.7 of IMO Resolution MSC.277(85) must:
- Meet the requirements of the paragraph it is mentioned in; and
- Have a statement for carrying dry cargoes in bulk.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.