Annex 2 Draft Revised Individual Schedule for Iron Ore
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Annex 2 Draft Revised Individual Schedule for Iron Ore

  IRON ORE

 The provisions of this schedule shall apply to iron ore cargoes:

  • .1 containing either:

    • .1 less than 10% of fine particles less than 1 mm (D10 > 1 mm); or

    • .2 less than 50% of particles less than 10 mm (D50 > 10 mm); or

    • .3 both; or

  • .2 iron ore fines where the total goethite content is 35% or more by mass, provided the master receives from the shipper a declaration of the goethite content of the cargo which has been determined according to internationally or nationally accepted standard procedures.

  Description

 Iron ore varies in colour from dark grey to rusty red. It varies in iron content from haematite, (high grade ore) to ironstone of the lower commercial ranges. Mineral Concentrates are different cargoes (see IRON CONCENTRATE).

  Characteristics

Angle of repose Bulk density (kg/m3) Stowage factor (m3/t)
Not applicable 1,250 to 3,500 0.29 to 0.80
Size Class Group
Up to 250 mm Not applicable C

  Hazard

 No special hazards.
This cargo is non-combustible or has a low fire risk.
Iron ore cargoes may affect magnetic compasses.

  Stowage and segregation

 No special requirements.

  Hold cleanliness

 No special requirements.

  Weather precautions

 No special requirements.

  Loading

 Trim in accordance with the relevant provisions required under sections 4 and 5 of the Code. As the density of the cargo is extremely high, the tanktop may be overstressed unless the cargo is evenly spread across the tanktop to equalize the weight distribution. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that tanktop is not overstressed during voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo.

  Precautions

 Loading rates of this cargo are normally very high. Due consideration shall be given to the ballasting operation to develop the loading plan required by SOLAS regulation VI/7.3. Bilge wells shall be clean, dry and protected as appropriate to prevent ingress of the cargo.

  Ventilation

 No special requirements.

  Carriage

 No special requirements.

  Discharge

 No special requirements.

  Clean-up

 No special requirements.


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