(1) Openings in the deck exposed to weather over
which cargo is stowed shall be securely closed and battened down.
The ventilators and air pipes shall be efficiently protected.
(2) Timber deck cargoes shall extend over at least
the entire available length which is the total length of the well
or wells between superstructures.
Where there is no limiting superstructure at the after end,
the timber shall extend at least to the after end of the aftermost
The timber deck cargo shall extend athwartships as close
as possible to the ship’s side, due allowance being made for
obstructions such as guard rails, bulwark stays, uprights, pilot access,
etc., provided that any gap thus created at the side of the ship shall
not exceed a mean of 4% of the breadth. The timber shall be stowed
as solidly as possible to at least the standard height of the superstructure
other than any raised quarterdeck.
(3) On a ship within a seasonal winter zone in
winter, the height of the deck cargo above the deck exposed to weather
shall not exceed one third of the extreme breadth of the ship.
(4) The timber deck cargo shall be compactly stowed,
lashed and secured. It shall not interfere in any way with the navigation
and necessary work of the ship.