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Measures to prevent Container ship Hull stress and Torsional moment

Container ship hull stress

Container vessel cargo operations involve many complexities and careful consideration will need to be made for safe cargo handling and planning. Hull stress and Torsional moment will come into limit line if due consideration not being given while planning container stowage.

The master shall note Staggered stowage as Cargo hold to hold and Heavy stowage around end fore and aft Bay shall cause critical stress against Hull strength.

If the Master observes the stresses beyond required limits, even though applying the best Ballast and Fuel layout the Terminal planner / Central planner must be informed and cargo stow plan appropriately modified.

Hull-stress monitoring system A system of measuring stresses in selected locations of a hull girder. The system usually includes a database in which measurements are recorded for subsequent reference.

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