Reducing the risk of liquefaction – new guidance

13th April 2017

TMC Marine, Bureau Veritas and the London P&I Club, have jointly cooperated to produce a booklet providing operational guidance for vessels that carry cargoes which may liquefy.

The purpose of this booklet is to provide general guidance and practical advice to masters, ship owners, shippers and charterers on the loading and the carriage of bulk cargoes which may liquefy, the risks associated with liquefaction and the precautions that can be taken to minimize these risks. It is not intended to replace IMO regulations and guidance notes or documentation forming part of a vessel’s safety management system; the guidance is a practical tool for all involved in the trade of such cargoes.

TMC are very pleased to have applied their long experience of investigating shipping casualties to this worthwhile project, and look forward to further such cooperation in the future. The booklet can be downloaded from:

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