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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The internationa, of this section address the security of bulk cargoes in transport by sea. Since then, the Code has been amended by resolutions MSC. Section 09 Materials possessing chemical hazards Materials possessing chemical hazards.

Derived from the action of nitrate acid on lead. Total chlorine is 0. For cargo ships of less than gross tonnage constructed on or after 1 September and before 1 Februaryit is recommended that Contracting Parties extend such application to these cargo ships as far as possible.

What is IMSBC or International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code & What are its contents?

If there has been significant rain or snow between the time of testing and loading, check tests shall be conducted to ensure that the gulk content of the cargo is still less than mqritime TML.

CLEAN-UP Prior to cleaning up the cargo spaces for this cargo, the crew shall be informed of danger due to broken glass and sharp edges. It needs to be emphasized that, in the context of the language of bklk Code: This entry may only be used for substances that do not exhibit explosive properties of class 1 when tested in accordance to Test Series 1 and 2 of class 1 see UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, part I.

We detected that your JavaScript seem to be disabled. When ignited, it burns violently. Protect machinery, accommodation karitime bilge wells from dust. An oxygen and carbon monoxide meter shall be worn and activated by all crew when entering cargo and adjacent enclosed spaces. May ignite materials with low ignition temperatures. There is a risk of overheating, fire and explosion during transport. Do not use water. The provisions of this entry should not apply to consignments of fishmeal, Group C, which are accompanied by a certificate issued by the competent authority of the country of shipment, stating that the material has no self-heating properties when transported in bulk.


IMSBC Code: International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code and Supplement, Edition (IHE)

During loading, the following provisions shall be complied with: In the absence of internationally or nationally accepted standard sampling procedures, the following sampling procedures for concentrate stockpiles may be used to determine the moisture content and the TML of mineral concentrates.

Persons who may be exposed to the dust of the cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles and facemasks. The Mraitime was amended by resolution MSC. Whenever possible, ventilation systems should be shut down or screened and air condition systems, if any, placed on recirculation during loading or discharge, in order to minimize the entry of dust cargpes living quarters or other interior spaces of the ship.

International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code

Strong odour may affect other cargo. Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases The materials in this class are solids which, by interaction with water, are liable to become spontaneously flammable or to give off flammable gases in dangerous quantities. The results of measurements shall be recorded to check possible self-heating. The detector shall be suitable for use in an oxygen depleted atmosphere and of a type certified safe for use in an explosive atmosphere.

Some materials may present corrosion problems.


The requirement in chapter 7 of this Code, requiring a determination of TML and moisture content declaration may be dispensed with for this cargo.

Prior to loading this cargo, the shipper shall provide the master with a certificate stating that the cargo is clean, dry and free from oil. HAZARD In contact with moisture or water it may evolve hydrogen, a flammable gas which may form explosive mixtures with air and may, under similar circumstances, produce phosphine and arsine, which are highly toxic gases.

Very dusty, light cargo. A damp powder with a slight smell of ammonia. During any handling of this cargo “NO SMOKING” signs shall be internstional on decks and in areas adjacent to cargo spaces, and no naked light shall be permitted in these areas. To minimize the chronic and acute risks associated with exposure to the dust of some solid bulk cargoes, the need for a high standard of ublk hygiene of those exposed to the dust cannot be overemphasized.

It remains the prerogative of each Government to assign this responsibility. The introduction of moisture and accumulation of condensation in the cargo spaces shall be avoided. Handling of wood torrefied may cause dust to develop with a subsequent risk of dust explosion when loading.

During loading of this cargo, all non-working hatches of cargo spaces into which this cargo is loaded, or is to be loaded, shall be kept closed. This schedule should not apply to consignments cargoess materials which are accompanied by a declaration submitted prior to loading by the shipper and stating that they have no self-heating properties when transported in bulk.

Water should not be used at sea.