Dangerous Cargo Regulations

All Japanese ports including Tokyo have strict regulations on the handling of dangerous cargoes.

(4) Notification Defining the Kings of Dangerous Good
Under the Regulations for the Enforcement of the Port Regulations Law
(Ministry of Transport Notification No. 547 of 1979 as amended through Ministry of Transport Notification No. 402 of 1988)


The dangerous goods defined by Notification under Article 12 of the Regulations for the Enforcement of the Port Regulations Law (Ministry of Transport Ordinance No. 29 of 1948) shall be as listed in Annexed Table.


Annexed Table


1. Explosive Substances
Powders defined by item (1) of Article 2 of the Rules for the Carriage and Storage of Dangerous Goods in Ships (Ministry of Transport Ordinance No. 30 of 1957 hereafter referred to as "Dangerous Goods Rules" in this notification:


(1) Explosives;


(2) Organic peroxides (only those to which the explosive subsidiary risk labels (hereafter referred to as "the subsidiary risk labels") "h" in No. 2 Form of the Notification Defining Criteria and the Like for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Ship (Ministry of Transport Notification No. 549 of 1979,
hereafter referred to as "Dangerous Goods Notification" in this notification) shall be attached:


2. Other Dangerous Goods


(1) High pressure gases defined by item (1) of Article 2 of Dangerous Goods Rules (excluding fire extinguishers, refrigerating apparatus and the dangerous goods in limited quantities defined by item (2) of Article 2 Dangerous Goods Notification (hereafter referred to as "the dangerous goods in limited quantities" in this notification);


(2) Corrosives defined by item (1) of Article 2 of Dangerous Goods Rules excluding those which belong to the packaging group III Annexed Table No. 3 of Dangerous Goods Notification (excluding those to which the subsidiary risk labels "2" shall be attached, malic anhydride (molten) phthalic anhydride (molten) and propionic acid (flash-point above 61 deg. Celsius) alkyl sulphonic
acid (solid or liquid of containing not more 5% free sulphonic acid) the same in aryl sulphonic acid and toluene sulphonic acid) alkyl sulphonic acid, toluene sulphonic acid, aluminium bromide, aluminium chloride, ammonium hydrogen fluoride (solid), ammonium hydrogen sulphate, antimony trichloride (solid), bifluorides, boron trifluoride acetic acid complex (solid), boron trifluoride propionic acid complex (crystal), bromacetic acid (solid), boron trifluoride propionic acid complex (crystal), bromoacetic acid (solid), casium hydroxide (solid), chloroacetic acid (solid), chromic fluoride (solid), diphenylmethyl bromide, dyestuff or dyestuff intermediate (solid), isopropyl dihydrogenphosphate
(solid), lead sulphate (solid), lithium hydroxide (monohydrate) (solid), nitorobenzene sulphonic acid, nitrosylsulphuric acid (crystal), phosphorus pentabromide, phosphorus pentachloride, phosphorus pentoxide, potassium hydrogen fluoride (solid), potassium hydrogenfluoride (solid), potassium
hydrogen sulphate, potassium hydroxide (solid), potassium oxide, potassium sulphide, rubidium hydroxide (solid), sodium hydrogen fluoride, sodium hydrogen sulfide (solid), sodium hydroxide (solid), sodium monoxide, sodium phenolate, tetramethyl ammonium hydroxide (solid), titanium trichloride mixtures, trichloroacetic acid (solid), and the dangerous goods in limited quantities and
liquid chemical medicines defined by item (1)-2 of Article 2 of Dangerous Goods Rules (2-2 dichloropropionic acid, mixtures of sodium hydroboric solutions containing less than 15 percent) and sodium hydroxide, mixtures of sodium hydrogen sulfide (solutions containing less than 45%), mixtures (solutions) of ammonium hydrogen sulfide and ammonium sulfide defined by item (1) of
Article 2 of Dangerous Goods Rules
;


(3) Poisonous substances (excluding those which belong to packaging groups, hereafter referred to as "Packaging Group") III in Annexed Table 4 of Dangerous Goods Notification, (excluding those to which the explosive subsidiary risk labels "d" shall be attached), 2-amino-4-chlorophenol, amino
pyridines, ammonium arsenate, ammonium dintro-ortho-cresolate (solid) ammonium metavanadate, ammonium polyvandate, arsenic, arsenic acid (solid), arsenical dust, arsenic bromide, arsenic pentoxide, arsenic trioxide, benzidine, benzoquinone, benzyliodide (solid), beryllium compounds, beryllium metal powder, cacodylicacid, calciumarsenate, mixtures of calcium arsenate and arsenite, chloroacetophenone (solid), chloranilines (solid), chlorocresols (solid), chlorodinitrobenzen (solid), 3-chloro-4-methy-phenyl isocyanate, chloronitrobenzene (solid), cocculs, copper acetoarsenite, copper arsenite, copper cyanide, cresol (solid), 1.3-dichloracetone, dichloraniline (solid),
dichlorophenyl isocyanates, dinitrobenzenes (solid), dinitro-ortho-cresol, dinitrotoluenes (solid), disinfectants (solid), dinitrodye intermediates corrosive (solid), ferric arsenate, ferric arsenite, ferrous arsenate, hexafluoroacetone (hydrate), lead arsenates, lead arsenites, lead cyanide london purple,
magnesium arsenate, malononitrile, mercuric arsenate, mercuric chloride, mercuric sulfate, mercurous sulphate, mercury acetate, mercuric ammonium chloride, mercuric benzoate, mercury hydrogensulfate, mercury bromide, mercuric cyanide, mercuric gluconate, mercuric iodide, mercury nucleate, mercuric oleate (solid), mercuric oxide, mercuric potassium iodide, mercurous salicylate, mercuric thiocyanate, mercury sulfates or mercury bisulfates, mercuric thiocyante, naphthylamine (beta) (solid), naphthylthiourea, naphthylurea nickel cyanide, nicotine dhyrochloride (solid), nicotine salcylate, nicotine sulphate (solid), nitroluenes (solid), nitroxylens (solid), pesticides, (solid and those
which belong to packaging group II, the same in other pesticides) phenosyle bromide, phenols (solid), phenylhydrazine (crystal), phenylmercuric acetate, phenylmercuric hydroxide, phenylmercuric nitrate, potassium arsenate, potassium arsenite, potassium cuprocyanide, potassium metavandate, selenium disulphide, silver arsenite, solver cyanide, sodium ammonium vandate, sodium arsenate,
sodium arsenite (solid), sodium cacodylate, sodium pentachlorophenate, strontium arsenite, thallium compounds, toluidines (solid), vanadium pentoxide, vanadium trioxide, vanadium sulfate oxide, xylenols (solid), xylidine (solid), zinc arsenate, mixtures of zinc arsenite and metazinc arsenate and the dangerous goods in limited quantities and liquid chemical medicine defined by item (1)-2 of
Article 2 of Dangerous Goods Rules
(dinitrotoluene (molten), propiolactone, sodium dichromate) containing not more than 70% by weight and 1.1.2-trichloroethane;


(4) Radioactive substances defined by item (1) of Article 2 of Dangerous Goods Rules;


(5) Inflammable liquids defined by item (1) of Article 2 of Dangerous Goods Rules (excluding the dangerous goods in limited quantities) and liquid chemical medicine defined by item (1)-2 of Article 2 of Dangerous Goods Rules (butyl methacrylate, decyl methancrylate, mixtures of sethyl methacrylate and eicocyl methacrylate (flash-point above 61 degrees Celsius), chlorohydrin (crude),
mixtures of dichloropropane and dichloropropane, N-ethylbutylamine, N-ethyllciclohexylamine, ethylideneorbornen, N-ethylbutylamine, N-thyllciclohexylamine, ethylidenenorbornen, 2-ethyl-3-propylacrolein, 2-methyl-2hydroxyne-3-butyne, mixture of nitropropane and nitroethane (with more than 60 percent nitropropane) and 1.3-pentadien;


(6) Inflammable solids defined by item (1) of Article 2 of Dangerous Goods Rules excluding those which belong to the packing group III in Annexed Table No. 6 of Dangerous Goods Notification excluding 5-tertiarybutyl-2.4.6-trinitrometaxylene, naphthalene (molten) and sulphur (molten), fibers (vegetable) (dry), dried grass paraformaldehyde, and the dangerous goods in limited quantities;


(7) Substances liable to spontaneous combustion defined by item (1) of Article 2 of Dangerous Goods Rules excluding those which belong to the packing group III in Annexed Table No. 6 of Dangerous Good Notification, copra, cotton wastes, iron oxide, iron swarf, rags and seed cake;


(8) Other inflammable substances defined by item (1) of Article 2 of Dangerous Goods Rules excluding those which belong to the packing group III in Annexed Table No. 6 of Dangerous Goods Notification, ferrosilicon and the dangerous goods in limited quantities;


(9) Oxidising substances defined by item (1) of Article 2 of Dangerous Goods Rules excluding the dangerous goods in limited quantities and liquid chemical medicine defined by item (1)-2 of Article 2 of Dangerous Goods Rules (ammonium nitrate (solution) concentration <70%)


(10) Organic peroxide defined by item (1) of Article of Dangerous Goods Rules excluding the explosives substances in 1 (2) of the notification;


Precautions/Special Berth(s)


Chapter IV - Dangerous Goods


Article 21
A vessel carrying explosive substances or other dangerous goods (except those used by the vessel, the same shall apply thereafter) shall, when she intends to enter a specified port, shall receive instructions from the Captain of the Port while she is outside the boundary of the port.


2. The kinds of the dangerous goods under the preceding paragraph are defined by the Ministry of Transport Ordinance. 


Article 22
A vessel carrying dangerous goods shall, within a specified port, berth or stay only at a place designated by the Captain of the Port unless her anchorage shall be otherwise designated. As for a vessel carrying dangerous goods other than explosive substances, the Captain of the Port may, however, remove this restriction if he considers that there will be no danger in view of berthing duration and kinds, quantity and safekeeping measures of the dangerous goods.


Article 23
A vessel intending to load, unload or tranship dangerous goods in a specified port shall obtain permission from the Captain of the Port.


2. The Captain of the Port may, when he considers the works mentioned in the preceding paragraph improper to be done within the specified port, give his permission under the preceding paragraph designating a proper place outside the boundary of the port.


3. A vessel berthing or staying at the place designated under the preceding paragraph shall be regarded as a vessel being within the boundary of the port.


4. A vessel intending to transport dangerous goods within a specified port or near the boundary of a specified port shall obtain permission from the Captain of the Port.


Chapter V - Maintenance of Channel


Article 24
No person may, within a port or within 10.000 metres from the boundary of a port, indiscriminately dump ballast, waste oil, cinders, trash garbage or any other similar waste materials into the water.


2. Any person who intends to load or unload a vessel with cargoes which are liable to scatter such as coals, stones or bricks shall, within a port or in the vicinity of the boundary of a port, take necessary measures to
prevent the materials from falling into the water.

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