MSC.1-Circ.1355 - Amendments To The Guidelines For Securing Arrangements For The Transport Of Road Vehicles On Ro-Ro S... (Secretariat)

MSC.1/Circ.1355 30 June 2010

AMENDMENTS TO THE GUIDELINES FOR SECURING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE TRANSPORT OF ROAD VEHICLES ON RO-RO SHIPS (RESOLUTION A.581(14))
1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its eighty-seventh session (12 to 21 May 2010), having considered the proposal by the Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers, at its fourteenth session (21 to 25 September 2009), approved amendments to the Guidelines for securing arrangements for the transport of road vehicles on ro-ro ships (resolution A.581(14)), as amended by MSC/Circ.812, set out in the annex.
2 Member Governments are invited to apply the annexed amendments to the Guidelines and bring them to the attention of shipowners, ship operators, shipmasters and crews and all other parties concerned.
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MSC.1/Circ.1355 Annex, page 1
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ANNEX
AMENDMENTS TO THE GUIDELINES FOR SECURING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE TRANSPORT OF ROAD VEHICLES ON RO-RO SHIPS (RESOLUTION A.581(14))
1 The existing paragraph 6.1 is replaced by the following:
"6.1 The maximum securing load (MSL) of lashings should not be less than 100 kN and they should be made of material having suitable elongation characteristics. However, for vehicles not exceeding 15 tonnes (GVM), lashings with lower MSL values may be used. The required number and MSL of lashings may be calculated according to annex 13 to the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code), taking into consideration the criteria mentioned in paragraph 1.5.1 of the Code."
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