Security of hatchway covers ( Regulation 15(3) ) (IACS interpretation LL.40/Rev.1)
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Security of hatchway covers ( Regulation 15(3) ) (IACS interpretation LL.40/Rev.1)

 This interpretation is not intended to be applied to existing ships.

 Acceptable equivalent means to steel bars should consist of devices and materials which could provide strength equivalent to, and elasticity not greater than that of, steel.

 Steel wire ropes should not be regarded as satisfactory equivalent means.

 Care should be taken to ensure that tarpaulins are adequately protected from the possibility of damage arising from the use of securing devices which do not provide a flat bearing surface.

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