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 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.

Protect machinery, accommodation and bilge wells from dust. Refer to the appendix to this individual schedule. Due consideration shall be paid to ensure that the tank top is not overstressed during the voyage and during the loading process by a pile of the cargo. Bilge wells of the cargo spaces shall be clean, dry and protected from ingress of the cargo using non-combustible material.

It may be smelted in electric arc furnaces or can be used in blast furnaces. The fixed bilge pumps shall not be used to pump the cargo spaces, because this cargo may make the bilge systems inoperative. The ship shall be provided with the means for reliably measuring the temperatures at several points within the stow and determining the concentrations of hydrogen and oxygen in the cargo space atmosphere on voyage.

The term encompasses various different waste materials, which include but are not limited to: No welding, burning, cutting or other operations involving the use of fire, open flame, spark- or arc-producing equipment shall be carried out in the vicinity of the cargkes spaces containing this cargo except in an emergency.

CLEAN-UP After discharge of this cargo, the bilge wells and the scuppers of the cargo spaces shall be checked and any blockage in the bilge wells and the scuppers shall be removed. Even though this cargo is classified as non-hazardous, it will behave inteernational the same way as the ammonium nitrate based fertilizers classified in class 9 under UN when heated strongly, by decomposing and cofe off toxic gases.

The specific procedures in the event of emergency provided by the shipper should be consulted and followed, as appropriate. May cause long-term health effects.


If dust is generated a filter mask shall also be worn. Persons who may be exposed to the dust of csrgoes cargo shall wear protective clothing, goggles or other equivalent dust eye-protection and facemasks.

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

The recommended test methods are listed below: The cargo shall be loaded in such a way so as to minimize breakage of briquettes and the additional generation of fines and small particles and concentration of fines in any area of the cargo.

On no account shall air be directed into the body of the cargo. If in doubt, expert advice should be sought as quickly as possible.

When highly refined becomes white crystalline. Tends to caking when damp. Cargoes sllid may liquefy means cargoes which contain a certain proportion of? When ignited, it burns violently. This cargo shall be loaded in cargo spaces fitted with mechanical ventilation having at least two separate fans.

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

Those persons shall wear protective clothing, as necessary. Contact names and addresses of designated national competent authorities responsible for the safe carriage of grain and solid bulk cargoes. Must be thoroughly clean and washed with fresh water. The material may fuse or melt, in internationl condition application of water may result in extensive scattering of the molten materials.

Causes serious eye irritation. Average particle size 6. The design and positioning of such special arrangements shall adequately provide not only the restraint of the immense forces generated by the flow movement of high-density bulk cargoes, but also for the need to reduce to an acceptable safe level the potential heeling movements arising out of a transverse cargo flow across the cargo space.

Early application of an inert gas to a smouldering situation may codw effective. July Binding Format: Inadvertent pumping through machinery spaces shall be avoided.

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

These cargoes are non-combustible or have low fire-risks. Shipped in the form of meal, pellets, etc. Secondary names may be used in addition to the BCSN; the cargo group A and B, A, B cargos C ; the IMO Class of the cargo, if applicable; the UN number preceded by letters UN for the cargo, if applicable; the total quantity of the cargo offered; the stowage factor; the need for trimming and the trimming procedures, as necessary; the likelihood of shifting, including angle of repose, if applicable; additional information in the form of a certificate on the moisture content of the cargo sllid its transportable moisture limit in the case of a concentrate or other cargo which may liquefy; likelihood of formation of a wet base see subsection 7.


The temperature of this cargo shall be monitored and recorded daily during the voyage to detect decomposition resulting in spontaneous heating and oxygen depletion.

This cargo is highly soluble and will be acidic when wet. Use copious quantities of water. Entry of personnel into cargo spaces shall not be permitted until tests have been carried out and it has been established that the oxygen content has been restored to a normal level. It should be borne in mind that some substances shipped as bulk cargo may, through their intrinsic nature, or when shipped in combination with other substances, be used as constituents for, or enhance the effect of, weapons used in the commission of unlawful acts.

Dividing bulkheads should be cooled. Ammonium Nitrate UN with not more than 0. Based on the information received, the competent authority will assess the acceptability of the cargo for safe shipment. Depending upon their quality, screenings vary in level of parent and volunteer grain material, broken or shrunken kernels, hulls, weed seeds, chaff, dust and other plant material.

This cargo shall be kept as dry as practicable. Notwithstanding this provision, such cargoes may be accepted for loading on specially constructed or fitted cargo ships even when their moisture content exceeds the TML. The requirement in chapter 7 of this Code, requiring a determination of TML and moisture content declaration may be dispensed with for this cargo.

Substances liable ccargoes spontaneous combustion The materials in this class are materials, other than pyrophoric materials, which, in contact with air without energy supply, are liable to self-heating. Approximate maximum dimensions 35 mm to 40 mm. Deadburned magnesia is natural magnesite calcined at very high temperatures, which results in a non-reactive magnesium oxide, which does not hydrate or produce spontaneous heat.

The reactivity of this cargo depends upon the origin of the ore, the process and temperature of reduction, and the subsequent ageing procedures.