These provisions are amplified in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code). Detailed fire protection arrangements for ships carrying. IMO regulations and guidance relating to the transport of solid bulk cargoes International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code, which became. The International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code and supplement is commended to Administrations, shipowners, shippers and masters and all others .

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Ammonium nitrate-based fertilizers classified as UN are uniform mixtures containing ammonium nitrate as the main ingredient within the following composition limits: The provisions of this entry should not apply to solvent-extracted rape seed meal pellets, soya bean meal, cotton seed meal and sunflower seed meal containing not more than 1. Caution should be exercised when walking or landing heavy machinery on the surface of uncompressed Peat Moss.

Corrosive substances The materials in this class are materials which, by chemical action, will cause severe damage when in contact with living tissue or will materially damage, or even destroy, other goods or the means of transport.

These include, but are not limited to, most vegetable products and forest products, ferrous metals, metal sulphide concentrates and coal cargoes. Surface Ventilation means ventilation of the space above the cargo.

HAZARDS Coal may create flammable atmospheres, may heat spontaneously, may deplete the oxygen concentration, may corrode metal structures. Yellow in colour, brittle, insoluble in water, but readily fusible by heat.

International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code

The range of oil and moisture content is indicated in the figure. Temperature of the cargo shall be taken regularly during the voyage and a record kept on board for a minimum of two years.


Wastes shall be stowed and handled in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 to 9 of this Code and with any additional provisions included in the individual schedules for cargoes in Group B applicable to the constituents presenting the hazards.

Due consideration shall internaitonal paid to ensure that the tanktop is not overstressed during the voyage and during loading by a pile of the cargo. The fixed bilge pumps shall not be used to pump the cargo spaces, because this cargo may make the bilge systems inoperative.

The shipper may also provide advice in amplification of this Code but the advice shall not be contrary thereto in respect of safety.

International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code Online Course National Cargo Bureau

Dolomite may sometimes, incorrectly, be used to describe a material consisting of the oxides of calcium and magnesium dolomitic quicklime. Exclusion of air may be sufficient to control fire.

Use ship’s fixed fire-fighting installation if available. May give off dust.

If this cargo has hardened, it shall be trimmed to avoid the formation of overhangs, as necessary. These cargoes are non-combustible or have low fire-risks. Minimize dust generation when loading. The ship’s fixed CO 2 fire-fighting system shall not be used for this purpose. Inadvertent pumping through coode spaces shall be avoided. An exemption that is not covered under 1. Consignments of more than 15, but not more than 60, t: This burning produces rough cinder lumps that are later crushed to a fine powder to produce cement.

If no requirement is necessary, write “No special requirements”. Any cargo that has already been loaded into a cargo space and which subsequently is exposed to additional fresh water or seawater over its natural moisture content and becomes wetted, or in which reactions have started and its temperature has exceeded oC, shall be discharged without delay.


If questions soljd raised regarding the content, the original version of the regulatory framework as published through the official channels prevails. Bunkering of fuel oil shall not be internatinoal.

This certificate shall state the date of manufacture for each lot of cargo to be loaded in order to meet the loading criteria in regards to ageing and material temperature. Due consideration shall be given to evenly spreading the cargo across the tanktop to minimize the concentration of fines. Pyrite containing copper and iron This cargo can be categorized as Group A or C. The void spaces in the cargo may be? During precipitation, all cargo operations shall be suspended and holds containing cargo shall be closed.

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International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMBSC) Code replaces BC code

The use of CO 2 is limited to controlling mariyime fire and further amounts may need to be injected from time to time during the sea passage to reduce the oxygen content in the hold. May also evolve silanes, which are toxic and may ignite spontaneously.

And IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.