PART B - SUPERVISE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS HANDLING ON OCEAN VESSELS
In Part A, you learned most of the general rules of stowage
pertaining to ocean vessels.
CFR 49 relates directly to stowage compatibility.
You must also use CFR 46, part 146, which discusses--
general stowage and compatibility rules.
specific requirements for compatible handling and storage of
methods used to secure cargo (for example, effective use of
methods used to check secureness of stowage.
safety precautions and considerations involved in hazardous
procedures for inspecting cargo-handling gear and equipment.
supervising hazardous cargo operations.
You must be able to use CFR 46 because it is the source for
regulatory information on handling explosives that are shipped on
seagoing vessels. Also, a great amount of ammunition is transported
through ocean terminals; you will need to coordinate with the
terminal operations planner to ensure that a separate, isolated
terminal is available for both ammo shipments and other hazardous
cargo. You also will want to be familiar with AR 50-5 which governs
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME DANGEROUS GOODS (IMDG) CODE
To properly classify, certify, mark, placard, and label hazardous
cargo, you should know how to apply the IMDG code.
designed primarily for mariners, also contains provisions affecting
industries and the handling and transport services of manufacturers
down through consumers. If you do not have access to the IMDG code,
then you can use the information given in Part A, along with CFR 46
to handle shipments.
The General Introduction part of the IMDG code addresses required
marking, identification and consignment procedures, labeling and
placarding, documentation, and packing of hazardous