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Irregular Stowage of Containers

Stowage plan must be checked for any irregular stowage like those mentioned below or hanging boxes etc.

Stacking Weights

Lashing Strength

Special Container Stowage

Over-stow of Containers

Dangerous Cargo Stowage & Segregation

20 or 40 or 45 feet Compulsory Stowage Locations

Hatch Cover Clearance (High cube containers Under Deck )

Out of Gauge Container Stowage






Other factors should be taken into account before accepting a containership cargo stowage plan :



Stacking Weights

Lashing strength

Dangerous goods stowage and segregation

Reefer Container Stowage

Out of Gauge Container Stowage

Special Container Stowage

20 or 40 or 45 feet Compulsory Stowage Locations

Over-stow of Containers

Hatch Cover Clearance (High cube containers Under Deck )

Other matters regarding cargo stowage as necessary



  1. Marpol annex I - Preventing pollution by oil -Notes on Oily Water Separators


  2. Marpol Annex II -Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk


  3. Marpol annex III -Pollution by other harmful substances & harmful packaged goods


  4. Marpol annex IV - Prohibition on Sewage Discharge


  5. Marpol annex V - Pollution by garbage


  6. Marpol annex VI - Pollution by air


  7. Prohibition on use of harmful (TBT) anti-fouling paints


  8. Pollution by ballast water


  9. Prevention of pollution while carrying out overboard maintenance


  10. Environment friendly purchasing


  11. Environmental awareness


  12. Burning of heavy fuel oil & diesel oil - Environmental impacts




Preventing air pollution various guideline:




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DG cargo handling Procedures & Guidelines
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