16.2 Cargo information
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16.2 Cargo information

  16.2.1 A copy of this Code, or national regulations incorporating the provisions of this Code, shall be on board every ship covered by this Code.

  16.2.2 Any cargo offered for bulk shipment shall be indicated in the shipping documents by the product name, under which it is listed in chapter 17 or 18 of the Code or the latest edition of MEPC.2/Circ. or under which it has been provisionally assessed. Where the cargo is a mixture, an analysis indicating the dangerous components contributing significantly to the total hazard of the product shall be provided, or a complete analysis if this is available. Such an analysis shall be certified by the manufacturer or by an independent expert acceptable to the Administration.

  16.2.3 Information shall be on board, and available to all concerned, giving the necessary data for the safe carriage of the cargo in bulk. Such information shall include a cargo stowage plan, to be kept in an accessible place, indicating all cargo on board, including each dangerous chemical carried:

  • .1 a full description of the physical and chemical properties, including reactivity, necessary for the safe containment of the cargo;

  • .2 action to be taken in the event of spills or leaks;

  • .3 countermeasures against accidental personal contact;

  • .4 fire-fighting procedures and fire-fighting media;

  • .5 procedures for cargo transfer, tank cleaning, gas-freeing and ballasting; and

  • .6 for those cargoes required to be stabilized or inhibited, the cargo shall be refused if the certificate required by these paragraphs is not supplied.

  16.2.4 If sufficient information, necessary for the safe transportation of the cargo, is not available, the cargo shall be refused.

  16.2.5 Cargoes which evolve highly toxic imperceptible vapours shall not be transported unless perceptible additives are introduced into the cargo.

  16.2.6 Where column o in the table of chapter 17 refers to this paragraph, the cargo's viscosity at 20C shall be specified on a shipping document, and if the cargo's viscosity exceeds 50 mPa.s at 20C, the temperature at which the cargo has a viscosity of 50 mPa.s shall be specified in the shipping document.

  16.2.7 Where column o in the table of chapter 17 refers to this paragraph, the cargo is subject to the prewash requirements in regulation 13.7.1.4 of Annex II of MARPOL.

  16.2.8 Deleted.

  16.2.9 Where column o in the table of chapter 17 refers to this paragraph, the cargo's melting point shall be indicated in the shipping document.


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