Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, 1988
Adoption: 10 March 1988
Entry into force: 1 March 1992
The main purpose of the convention is to ensure that appropriate action is taken against persons committing unlawful acts against ships. These include
• the seizure of ships by force;
• acts of violence against persons on board ships; and
• the placing of devices on board a ship which are likely to destroy or damage it.
1. the weight of the grain cargo should not exceed 1/3rd of the dwt.
2. all grain surfaces in filled compartments must be restrained by a centreline division extending for the full length of the compartment from the underside of the deck or hatch covers to a depth below the deck line equal to b/8 or 2.4m whichever is greater. alternatively sacering or bundling may be used except for linseed
3. all free grain surfaces in partly filled compartments must be trimmed level and securing by overstowing, strapping or lashing or by wire mesh
4. all hatch covers to tween decks must be in place and battened
5. gm(F) should not be less than 0.3
6. Master should demonstrate that ship complies with this
Hazards for chemical cargo differs from cargo to cargo
MSDS for the cargo to be carried needs to be referred
In general the hazards are as follows: