NCB Hazmat and Cargo Training safety of Life and Cargo at Sea

Distance Learning Course on requirements, format and use of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code

The IMSBC Code entered into force on 1 January 2011, replacing the former Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes (BC Code). The requirements of this Code are mandatory under the provision of the SOLAS Convention.

The prime hazards associated with the shipment of solid bulk cargoes by vessel are those relating to structural damage due to improper cargo distribution, loss or reduction of stability during a voyage and chemical reactions of cargoes. The primary aim of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code) is to facilitate the safe stowage and shipment of solid bulk cargoes by providing information on the dangers associated with certain cargoes and instructions on the procedures to be adopted when loading such cargoes.

Appendix 1 of the Code (the individual schedules) lists, alphabetically, most of the solid bulk cargoes presently being transported in commerce by vessel.

This training guide has been prepared as an overview of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargo (IMSBC) Code and to assist the training of persons in the requirements and use of the Code. It should be of interest to ship’s officers, vessel operators, bulk terminal operators, stevedores, ship agents, surveyors and others in the maritime/bulk cargo field.

The 2020 Edition, incorporating Amendment 05-19 of the IMSBC Code, entered into force on 1 January 2021 and remains in force until 31 December 2022. A copy of the relevant 2020 IMSBC Code is required to follow and complete the guides.

On submission of the Test Answer Summary Sheet, with a satisfactory pass grade (70% or better), a Completion Certificate will be issued.

The price of the guide is $100.00 (without a copy of the IMSBC Code) and $210.00 (with a copy of the IMSBC Code). Shipping fees will be charged at cost. A bank service charge of $40.00 will be added for all checks drawn on foreign banks or submitted in foreign funds. For further information or to order this or any other course, please contact our New York Office.

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