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Required clearance of hatch covers for loading underdeck - A guide to container ship cargo operation
Container vessel cargo operations involve many complexities and careful consideration will need to be made for safe cargo handling and planning
Summarized below are some basic principles. These procedures are only indicative, not exhaustive in nature and one must always be guided by practices of good seamanship.
Hatch Cover Clearance (High cube containers Under Deck )
Hatch cover clearance must be checked carefully in case of loading over height containers or high cube containers underdeck.
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Irregular Stowage of Containers
Over-stow of Containers
Other matters regarding cargo stowage as necessary
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