Bulk Carriers Safe Stacking Rules

Original Language Title: Beramkravu kuģu drošas kraušanas noteikumi

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Provisions of the Ministry of transport no. 3 in Riga 2005 January 6, bulk carrier safe stacking rules Issued in accordance with the maritime administration and the Maritime Security Act 11 the second paragraph of article 19 and paragraph 21 and 11. the third paragraph of article i. General questions 1. determines the safety of bulk carriers in terminals of the Republic of Latvia in connection with the loading or unloading of bulk, reducing the ship's structure and physical damage risk that occurs during loading or unloading ships and terminals, providing mutual harmonisation of the eligibility and the procedure of the ship and the Terminal for the coordinated cooperation and mutual exchange of information.
2. Provisions relate to: 2.1. bulk carriers, irrespective of their flag, calling at a terminal for the loading or unloading of bulk carriers and terminals that 2.2 visited by bulk carriers falling under the scope of these provisions.
3. These provisions shall not prejudice the 1974 SOLAS Convention provisions of paragraph VI/7, shall not apply to equipment that only in exceptional circumstances are used for bulk carriers for loading or unloading, as well as when loading or unloading takes place only with the bulk carrier equipment.
4. These regulations with the term: 4.1. "international conventions" shall mean the (European) Council of 19 June 1995 directive 95/21/EC on the shipping ports of the Member States of the European Union within the framework of the jurisdiction of the Member States to apply the waters of international standards for ship safety, pollution prevention and shipboard living and working conditions (port State control), article 2 (l) of the Convention mentioned under the last version;
4.2. "1974 SOLAS Convention" shall mean the International Convention for the safety of life at sea and its protocols and amendments, which are valid from December 4, 2001;
4.3. "Blu code" shall mean the bulk carrier code of practice for the safe loading and unloading, covered by the International Maritime Organization (hereinafter "IMO") Assembly of 27 November 1997 resolution a.862(20), in annex, the 2001 version of the 4 December;
4.4. "cargo ship" means a ship bulk in accordance with the 1974 SOLAS Convention, 1 x 71.6 points definition and explanation of the 1997 SOLAS Conference resolution 6:4.4.1. vessel with single deck, top tanks and hopper type tanks for cargo compartment, intended primarily for the bulk, or 4.4.2. a ship to transport the ore, which is a seagoing vessel with one deck, having two longitudinal bulkheads and a double bottom throughout the cargo compartment length and which is intended for the carriage of goods ore only secondary tanks 4.4.3. combined or carrier (combination carrier), which is defined in the 1974 SOLAS II-2/3.27 of the Convention;
4.5. "bulk carrier" shall mean bulk carrier as defined in the 1974 SOLAS Convention XII/1.4 point, excluding grain;
4.6. "grain" understands the 1974 SOLAS Convention, defined in paragraph VI/8.2;
4.7. "Terminal" shall mean any fixed, floating or mobile facility equipped and used for the loading of cargo in bulk into or unloading;
4.8. "terminal operator" shall mean the owner of the terminal or the organisation or person to whom the owner has delegated responsibility for the loading or unloading operations, which occurs at the Terminal with a particular bulk carrier;
4.9. "terminal representative" shall mean any person appointed by the terminal operator, who is responsible for the loading or unloading operation the preparation, the conduct and the completion by the terminal of the bulk carrier concerned;
4.10. "master" shall mean the person who has command over a bulk carrier or a ship above the nonsense that the captain have been named by loading or unloading operations;
4.11. "recognised organisation" shall mean an organisation recognised under Council of 22 November 1994, Directive 94/57/EC on common rules and standards for ship inspection and testing organisation and for activities related to maritime affairs administration, as amended, contained in Commission Directive 97/58/EC. The territory of the Republic of Latvia following the Organization's functions shall be Latvian maritime administration;
4.12. "administration of the flag State" shall mean the competent authority of the State whose flag the bulk carrier is entitled to fly;
4.13. "information on the carriage of goods" shall mean goods news for the 1974 SOLAS Convention, VI/2;
4.14. "loading or unloading plan" shall mean the 1974 SOLAS Convention VI/7.3 of the plan specified in paragraph 1, the model of which is contained in annex 2 of the Blu code;
4.15. "ship/shore control page" understands the control page, to which reference is made in Chapter 4 of the Blu code, and that the sample contained in annex 3 of the Blu code;
4.16. "bulk cargo density Declaration" shall mean the particulars of the cargo density to be submitted in accordance with the 1974 SOLAS XII/10 points.
II. Requirements for bulk carriers and terminals 5. suitability of bulk carriers of bulk cargo ready for loading or unloading operations to verify the terminal operator according to annex 1 of these rules. Terminal operator action is controlled by the Latvian maritime administration maritime safety Department (KDD).
6. the KDDI control how your Terminal terminal operators ensure that: 6.1 the terminals comply with Annex 2 of these regulations;
6.2. the terminal operator has appointed a terminal representative (representatives);
6.3. is prepared informational materials containing Terminal and normative acts of the Republic of Latvia, as well as the BLU Code Appendix 1.2 l ("Terminal Information books content") the following information, as amended, on the port and Terminal, and these materials are available to the masters of bulk carriers calling at the Terminal to load or unload bulk; 6.4. the Terminal is created and, implemented and maintained and quality system. This quality system certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 standards or an equivalent standard fulfilling at least all ISO 9001:2000 and audited in accordance with ISO 10011:1991 or equivalent stādn of the base standard that meets all the requirements of the ISO 10011:1991. With regard to the said equivalent standards in respect of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 June 1998, Directive 98/34/EC laying down a procedure for the provision of information on technical standards and regulations, as well as rules on information society services (rules on Information Society services), as amended by Directive 98/48/EC. The quality system implemented during the year and a half from the date of entry into force of the rules, and this system shall be certified no later than one year following the expiry of a year and a half.
7. By way of derogation from this rule 6.4. bottom point, inspectors may issue KDDI terminals that newly created or created before the entry into force of these regulations, the provisional authorization of the activity, which is valid for a period of not more than twelve months. Terminal presentation of the introduction of the quality system of the NASA plan, according to ISO 9001:2000 stan darts or equivalent standard, in accordance with the provisions laid down in paragraph 6.4 below. Before the temporary permit inspectors shall carry out surveillance in the Terminal KDD, creating bulk terminal Inspection Act. Provisional authorisation form laid down in annex 7 of these rules. Bulk Terminal Inspection Act forms defined in annex 8 of these rules.
III. the captains and the terminal representative responsibilities 8. KDDI contra the estimates of compliance with this provision in paragraph 9 and in paragraph 10 the master and the terminal representative.
9. The captain's responsibilities: 9.1. be responsible for the bulk carrier under his command for the safe loading and stacking;
9.2. before the estimated time of arrival at a Terminal in time to announce the Terminal this provision in annex 3;
9.3 before starting bulk well, Captain of the iekrauš make sure that you have received the 1974 SOLAS Convention VI/2.2 the information laid down in paragraph 1 for the load and, if one is provided, bulk density Declaration. This information must be included in the cargo declaration form that is defined in the Appendix 5 of the Blu code;
9.4. prior to the start of and during loading or unloading, the master observed the rules referred to in annex 4.
10. duties of the terminal representative: 10.1. upon receipt of the ship's initial notification of its estimated time of arrival (estimated time of arrival-ETA) announce the captain 5. This provision of the information referred to in annex;
10.2. to ensure that the cargo declaration form included information is communicated to the captain as soon as possible;
10.3. immediately notify the master and the port State control as visible flaws that he found on board a bulk carrier which could endanger the safe of bulk loading or unloading;
10.4. prior to loading or unloading operations and the time to act in accordance with the provisions of annex 6.
IV. Bulk carriers and Terminal procedures between 11. KDDI control, compliance with the provisions of paragraph 12 to 18.

12. before bulk loading or unloading started Captain with the terminal representative shall agree on the loading or unloading of the plan in accordance with the 1974 SOLAS Convention VI/7.3 points. The loading or unloading plan shall be drawn up by the BLU Code prescribed in annex 2, indicating the ship's IMO number of the bulk carrier. The agreed plan with your signature confirms the master and the terminal representative. Loading/unloading plan model form Latvian and English languages defined in annex 9 of these regulations.
13. Amendments to the rules set out in paragraph 12 of the plan, which, at the discretion of one of the parties, may affect the safety of the vessel or crew, prepare and approve the revised plan, as between the parties.
14. in paragraph 12 of these rules laid down in the agreed loading or unloading plan and any subsequent agreed and revised variants of six months kept on board and terminals in order to ensure the possibility of KDD ciešamīb not applicable to check.
15. before loading or unloading, the master and the terminal representative shall jointly fill the ship/shore control page and sign it in accordance with annex 4 of the Blu code guidelines. Ship/terminal control page Latvian and English languages specified in annex 10 of these regulations.
16. Is created and maintained effective exchange of information between the ship and the Terminal and ensure its continuous activity, capable of responding to requests for information on the loading or unloading process and to ensure prompt compliance should the master or the terminal representative order the loading or unloading operations to be suspended.
17. The master and the terminal representative directs the loading or unloading plan in accordance with the acceptance of jas. The terminal representative shall ensure that bulk loading or unloading during the plan holds out in sequence, loading or unloading work scope and pace. The terminal representative cannot depart from under the CAP plan, except with prior coordination and written agreement with the captain.
18. Finally the loading or unloading operations, the master and the terminal representative shall certify in writing that the loading or unloading has been done in accordance with the loading or unloading plan, including any agreed amendments. Finally landing in this Protocol, in addition to the record, that the tank is free of trucks and cleaned in accordance with the requirements of the master, as with any ship in the register of damage and repairs made.
V. activities of the maritime safety Department 19. Without prejudice to the rights and obligations of the master provided the 1974 SOLAS Convention VI/7.7 points, KDDI does not allow you to start or stop the loading or unloading of bulk provisioning, if doing so will endanger the security of a ship or its crew.
20. where KDDI is informed of disagreement between the master and the terminal representative as to the procedure provided for in chapter IV, KDD application where necessary, involved in this dispute, in order to promote the safety and/or the protection of the marine environment.
Vi. The loading or unloading of damage prevention during 21. Terminal representative shall report to the master for the loading and unloading the ship's structure or equipment damage suffered and the necessary fixes.
22. If the damage may affect the hull, watertight integrity (watertigh integrity) or the main engineering system, the terminal representative and/or the master shall inform the flag State administration or recognised organisations acting on its behalf, and the maritime safety inspectorate. A decision on the need to start repairs immediately or by postponing it for a time adopted the maritime safety inspectorate, having regard to the administration of the flag State or by a recognised organisation acting on its behalf, as well as the captain's views, if any. If the repairs immediately initiated is considered necessary, it shall take the measures notified in the light of the maritime safety inspectorate and the captain's views before the ship leaves the port.
23. In adopting this provision, the decision referred to in paragraph 22, the maritime safety inspectorate can be delegated to a recognised organisation (4.11) to carry out the inspection and damage to give an opinion on the necessity of immediate repairs or their deferral.
24. This chapter shall apply without prejudice to Council of 19 June 1995 directive 95/21/EC, which sets shipping using Community ports and sailing in the waters subject to the jurisdiction of the Member States in the application of international standards for ship safety, pollution prevention and shipboard living and working conditions (port State control).
VII. Monitoring and reporting 25. KDDI inspectors perform the following bulk terminal checks: 25.1. initial examination — to first assess the conformity of this provision the terminal point 6, paragraph 10 and the requirements of chapter IV;
25.2. check "temporary permission for bulk terminal operations" issued in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 7;
25.3. periodic inspection: inspection carried out at least every 3 (three) months to verify this rule 6, paragraph 10, and the requirements contained in chapter IV implementation and maintenance;
25.4. unannounced inspection: any inspection other than this rule 25.1, 25.2, 25.3..., and referred to verify this rule 6, paragraph 10, and the requirements contained in chapter IV of the continuous compliance, including inspection carried out on the basis of reliable information received from other parties in respect of non-compliance with the requirements of the Terminal.
26. The rules set out in paragraph 25 of the bulk cargo terminal checking out at the same time and with the existing terminal complex bulk carrier inspection of unloading or loading process. Bulk carrier inspection inspectors make sure that KDD for this rule in paragraph 9 and the requirements laid down in chapter IV. On board a bulk carrier inspection results make up bulk carrier Inspection Act, which established the form of this provision in annex 11.
27. The rules set out in paragraph 25 of the bulk cargo terminal checks, except for an unannounced inspection, is a paid service.
28. KDDI every three years thereafter, submit a report on this provision in paragraph 25 and 26 down the results of the traffic Ministry. The report assesses the bulk carriers and terminals the efficiency of cooperation and of exchange of information procedures laid down in these regulations. The report referred to in this paragraph, the European Union sent the Commission the traffic three Minis. The message is sent to the next 30 April, on the expiry of a period of three calendar years for which prepared the report.
Informative reference to European Union directives, the provisions included in the law arising from the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 December 2001, Directive 2001/96/EC laying down harmonised requirements and procedures for bulk carriers for loading and unloading, and of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 November 2002 Directive 2002/84/EC amending the directives on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships.
Traffic Minister a. shlesers maritime Department Director a. Krastiņš annex 1 requirements for bulk carriers of the technical suitability of bulk carriers for loading and unloading of bulk carriers calling at terminals in the Republic of Latvia, to carry out the loading or ber unloading shall comply with the following requirements: 1. Intensive cargo tanks with enough mi high hatch design allows you to load properly, deploy (stowed), align (trimmed) and unload cargo.
2. the cargo hold hatches are marked with identification numbers as used in the loading or unloading plan. The number, size and arrangement of color is the Terminal for loading or unloading the machine operator can easily see and recognize.
3. cargo hatches, here's management systems and safety devices are in good condition and used only for the intended purposes.
4. list indicating lights, if fitted, shall be tested prior to loading or unloading and proved to be working.
5. If the ship is designed for loading gauge, to carry out stress calculations during loading or unloading, it is certified and in working order.
6. the main and auxiliary machinery drives are in a good state of repair.
7. Landing and berthing facilities on board are in working order and in good condition.
The maritime Department Director a. Krastiņš annex 2 requirements in relation to the suitability of terminals for bulk loading and unloading work 1. Terminal only accepts such bulk ships for the loading or unloading of bulk that can securely moored to the loading or unloading installation, taking into account the water depth at the berth, maximum size of the ship, at mooring techniques, fender, safe access and any potential interference to loading and unloading operations.
2. Terminal loading and unloading equipment is certified and maintained in good condition, in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Latvia, and they serve only qualified and, if appropriate, certified personnel.

3. Terminal personnel shall be trained with their responsibilities, as the safe loading and unloading of bulk carriers commensurate. The purpose of this training is to familiarize staff with the risk that exists, loading and unloading of bulk carriers, and with how the nepa once carried out loading and unloading operations can be detrimental to the safety of the ship.
4. Terminal personnel involved in the loading and unloading operations, provides the individual with the necessary protective equipment, as well as sufficient rest to prevent accidents due to fatigue.
The maritime Department Director a. Krastiņš annex 3 information the captain Announces Terminal 1. The ship's estimated time of arrival (estimated time of arrival-ETA) port. This information, where appropriate, clarify.
2. The ship shall notify the arrival dock: 2.1. ship name, call sign, IMO number, flag, port;
2.2. the loading or unloading plan, stating the quantity of cargo, stowage by hatches, loading or unloading order and the quantity to be or unloading jam in one step;
2.3. arrival and departure draughts over visible draught;
2.4. the time required for ballast;
2.5. the ship's length, width, and length of the cargo hold from the closest to the bow door's existing front-end to the closest to the kaļgal komings to the komings of the existing rear hatch, through which goods should be loaded or unloaded;
2.6. distance between the waterline to the first hatch to be loaded or unloaded and the distance from the ship's side to the hatch opening;
2.7. the gangway (accommodation ladder);
2.8. the maximum height above water (air draughf);
2.9. the ship's cargo-handling gear, if any, specifications and capacities;
2.10. mooring ropes and type;
2.11. Special requirements, such as the cargo trimming or continuous measurement of the water content;
2.12. the necessary repairs detailed description, which may delay berthing, the commencement of loading or unloading, or may delay the ship's departure after loading or unloading;
2.13. any other information the Board may require by the Terminal.
The maritime Department Director a. Krastiņš annex 4 the responsibilities of the master prior to and during loading or unloading operations the master shall ensure that: 1. the loading or unloading of cargo and ballast control monitors responsible officers;
2. loading and placement of ballast water is monitored throughout the loading or unloading process to ensure that the ship's structure is not overstressed;
3. the vessel heeling, or, for technical reasons, it is necessary, then banked it is possible;
4. the ship is securely moored, taking local weather conditions and forecasts;
5. the Board shall maintain a sufficient officers and crew that provides cables, as well as adjusting the required action in any situation, taking into account the necessary crew rest time;
6. the terminal representative is made aware of the cargo trimming requirements, in accordance with the procedures set out in the IMO code of safe practice for bulk cargoes (BC Code);
7. the terminal representative is made aware of the manner in which the vessel is to harmonise the ballast adjustment with cargo loading or unloading rates, and any deviation from the ballast control plan as well as on any other matters that may affect cargo loading or unloading;
8. the ballast water is discharged at rates which conform to the agreed loading plan and does not nopludināt to the pier or adjacent vessels. If the ballast water discharge in full before loading the Equalization stage is useless, the master shall agree with the terminal representative on the loading time would stop, and its duration;
9. There is agreement with the terminal representative on the action in the event of rain, or other change in the weather, when the nature of the cargo, the following changes can cause hazard;
10. the ship while on board or in the vicinity of the ship is carried out alongside the berth, except with the sa take permission of the terminal representative and in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Latvia;
11. the loading or unloading is in the final stage of intensified supervision of the loading or unloading operation and of the ship;
12. the terminal representative is warned immediately that the loading or unloading process has caused damage, danger or probability exists;
13. the terminal representative is made aware of the cargo trimming begins, to allow for the conveyor system to run-off (to allow for the conveyor system to run-off);
14. the one at the unloading of the port side run smoothly with a hold to avoid twisting the ship's structure of spin;
15. the ballast control, before permission to perform alongside the berth of the nearby tanks or above them, have taken the appropriate security measures because of the tanks can leak flammable vapours.
The maritime Department Director a. Krastiņš annex 5 information terminal notify the master 1. the name of the berth at which loading or unloading will take place and the estimated times for berthing and completion of loading or unloading.
2. Loading or unloading equipment, including the Terminal parameters of nominal capacity of loading or unloading and loading or unloading used number of installations, as well as the estimated time required for each stage of loading or completion of the nas izkrauš.
3. the characteristics of the berth or Jetty the master may need to be aware of, including the rus stacion and movable barriers, bollards, fender and mooring arrangements.
4. Minimum water depth at the wharf and ship channel 5. Water density at the berth.
6. Maximum distance between the water line and the top of the cargo hatch covers or a komings, whichever is relevant to the loading or unloading operation, and the maximum surface height.
7. the boarding ladder (gangway) and the access road alignment.
8. the Board, which must be at the dock.
9. The maximum speed at which may come to the jetty, the availability of tugs, their type and capacity.
10. The loading sequence for different parcels of cargo, and any other restrictions if the vessel is not possible to take the cargo in any order or any hold.
11. the nature of the cargo to be loaded which may present a hazard when placed together with the goods on the vessel or its remainder.
12. Information on the proposed loading or unloading operations or changes to existing plans for loading or unloading of the plan.
13. loading and unloading equipment is fixed, and the terminal or their movements are limited.
14. The necessary mooring ropes.
15. warning of unusual mooring at techniques.
16. Ballast control limits.
17. the maximum permissible draught, which is established by the port authority.
18. other information related to the term professional that has been requested by the master.
Note the. This annex l. and the information referred to in paragraph 4 of the expected departure time and mooring and minimum water depth at the wharf, the systematic and sends the master after the current statement on the expected arrival time (estimated time of arrival-ETA). Depending on the circumstances, information on the minimum water depth in the ship channel provides a terminal or port authority.
The maritime Department Director a. Krastiņš annex 6 duties of the terminal representative prior to and during loading or unloading operations prior to loading or unloading operations or during the terminal representative shall: 1. provide the master the Terminal personnel or shipper names representative who will be responsible for the loading or unloading operation and with whom the master will have contact, as well as procedures to contact them;
2. take all precautionary measures to avoid damage to the ship by the loading or unloading equipment and inform the master if damage has occurred;
3. ensure that the vessel is not banked, or, for technical reasons, it is necessary, then banked it is possible;
4. ensure a smooth one at the unloading of the port side with hold to avoid twisting the ship's structure of spin;
5. If the shipment is large or the density of one cargo to grab his grip is very heavy, warns the captain about the strong possibility of concentrated impact against the ship's construction, to a double cover is not fully covered with load. Especially in cases where large loads are permitted free fall height, and should pay particular caution when starting the loading operations in each cargo tank.
6. ensure that the master and the terminal representative at all time and cooperation concerning all aspects of the loading or unloading is cross compliance and the captain is informed of any under the loading rate changes and each stage of the loading end of the weight loaded.
7. record loaded or unloaded weight and location and make sure that the weight of the cargo tanks meet the agreed loading or unloading plan;
8. ensure that during loading or unloading the cargo is trimmed to the master's requirements.

9. ensure that the quantities of cargo required for departure draft and trim shall allow, is calculated to end all after loading the terminal's conveyor systems are free of load. For this purpose the terminal representative shall provide the master on the terminal's conveyor systems to nominal capacity in tonnes and all requirements for conveyor equipment cleanliness after loading is complete.
10. in the case of unloading, give the master the maximum warning when it is intended to increase the number of unloading or reduction, as well as notify the master when unloading the tank is considered complete;
11. ensure that no hot work is carried out on board or in the vicinity of the ship while the ship is at the berth, except with the permission of the master and in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Latvia.
The maritime Department Director a. Krastiņš annex 7 maritime Department Director a. Krastiņš Annex 8 maritime Department Director a. Krastiņš