Dangers of entry into enclosed spaces for solid bulk cargoes

Overview

Accidents including fatalities continue to occur in the cargo holds and adjacent spaces of ships carrying solid bulk cargoes and this is a timely reminder to members about the dangers of entry into enclosed spaces. 

There has been an increasing publicity of accidents occurring in cargo holds and adjacent spaces due to the entry of crew not familiar with the dangers associated with such spaces, which are regarded as some of the most dangerous spaces on board ships. 

For the carriage of solid bulk cargoes and the dangers of entry into enclosed spaces, members are kindly requested to refer to our online BIMCO Solid Database section - dangers associated with oxygen depletion cargoes, for guidance and information.   

Ai Cheng Foo-Nielsen
in Copenhagen, DK

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