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The Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Cargo) Rules, 1995

MINISTRY OF SURFACE TRANSPORT

(Shipping Wing)

New Delhi, the 27thDecember, 1995

G.S.R. 811(E).Whereas a draft of Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Cargo) Rules, 1995 was published as required by sub-sections (1) and (2) of Section 330, Section 331 and sub-section (5) of Section 332, read with Section 457, of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 (44 of 1958) and in supersession of the Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Dangerous Goods) Rules, 1978, the Merchant Shipping Deck Cargo (including Timber Cargo) Rules, 1980 and the Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Grain) Rules, 1991 in the Gazette of India, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) dated the 16thJanuary, 1995 under notification of the Government of India vide No. G.S.R. 43 dated the 28thJanuary, 1995 as required under Sections 330 and 332 of the Merchant Shipping Act for the information of all person likely to be affected thereby inviting their objections and suggestions in respect of the said draft rules till a period of thirty days from the date on which copies of the notification as published in the Gazette of India are made available to the public :

And, whereas the said Gazette was made available to the public on28thJanuary, 1995 :

And, whereas no objection or suggestions have been received :

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 330, 331 and 332 with Sections 457 and 458 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 (44 of 1958), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely :-

1. Short title, commencement and application.(1) These rules may be called Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Cargo ) Rules, 1995.

(2)They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

(3)They shall apply to :-

(a)every Indian ship carrying or about to carry cargos specified in these rules anywhere, and

(b)every ship other than Indian ship carrying or about to carry cargoes specified in these rules in port of places inIndia;

Provided that where such cargoes are to be carried on Indian ships of less than 500 tons gross tonnage the Director General may permit other effective measures to ensure safety of the ship taking into account the nature and conditions of the voyage.

(4) These rules shall not apply to carriage of ship's stores and equipment.

2.Definition.In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires :

(a) "Act" means the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 (44 of 1958) :

(b)"administration" as mentioned in the various International Maritime Organisation Codes means the Directorate General of Shipping ;

(c)"BC Code" means the code of safe practice for solid bulk cargoes adopted by the International Maritime Organisation as amended from time to time.

(d)"BCH code" means the Code for the construction and equipment of ships carrying dangerous chemicals in bulk for ships built before 1stJuly, 1986 by the International Maritime Organisation as amended from time to time.

(e)"cargo units" means a vehicle, container, flat pallet portable tank, packaged unit, or any other entity and loading equipment or part thereof which may belong to the ship but is not fixed to the ship ;

(f)'cargo stowage code" means the code of safe practice for cargo stowage and securing adopted by the International Maritime Organisation as amended form time to time :

(g)"chemical tanker" mean a cargo ship constructed or adopted and used for the carriage of dangerous liquid chemicals in bulk in listed in International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC) Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ship Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH) code;

(h)"Chief Surveyor" means the Chief Surveyor with the Government of India or the Deputy Chief Surveyor in the Directorate General of Shipping :

(i)"container" means as article of transport equipment :-

(a)of a permanent character and accordingly strong enough to be suitable for repeated use.

(b)specially designed to facilitates the transport of goods, by one or more modes of transport, without intermediate reloading.

(c)designed to be secured and/or readily handled, having corner fittings for the purposes.

(d)of such size that the area enclosed by the four outer bottom corners in either :-

(i)at least 14 square metre (150 square feet), or

(ii)at least 7 square metre (75 square feet) if it is fitted with top corner fittings

(e)complying with the requirement of the International Convention for sale containers. The term "container" includes, neither vehicles nor packaging; however, containers when carried on chassis are included :

(j)"dangerous cargoes" include dangerous goods in packaged form, explosive as defined in Explosives Act, 19884 and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code, noxious or dangerous chemicals liquid in bulk, solid bulk cargoes, liquefied gas, harmful substances identified as marine pollutants in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code. Deck cargoes including timber cargo and other such cargoes, which by reasons of their nature, quantity or mode of stowages are either singly or collectively liable to endanger the life of health of persons on or near the ship or liable to imperil the safety of the ship;

(k)"dangerous goods" means dangerous cargoes carried in packaged form or solid form in bulk and includes harmful substances identified as marine pollutants in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code;

(l) "documents" in the context of these rules includes information submitted through electronic data processing (EDP) and electronic data interchange (EDI) transmission techniques as an aid to paoer documentation ;

(m)"gas garrier" means a cargo ship constructed or adapted and used for the carriage on bulk of any liquefied gas or other product listed in the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of ships carrying Liquified Gases in Bulk (IGC)/GAS code.

(n)"gas code" means the Code for construction and equipment of ships carrying liquefied gases in bulk applicable to ships constructed on or after 31stDecember, 1976 but prior to 1stJuly 1986 adopted by the International Maritime Organisation as amended from time to time ;

(o) "grain includes wheat, maize (corn) oats, rye, barley, rice, pulses, seed and processed from thereof whose behaviour is similar to that of grain in its natural state;

(p)"grain code" means the international code for the safe carriage of grain in bulk adopted by the International Maritime Organisation as amended from time to time;

(q)"International Code for the Construction and Equipment of ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC) Code" means the International code for constructions and equipment of ships carrying dangerous chemicals in bulk applicable to ships constructed on or after 1stJuly, 1986 adopted by the International Maritime Organisation as amended form time to time ;

(r)"International Code for the Construction and Equipment of ships carrying liquefied gases in Bulk (IGC) code" means the International code for constructions and equipment of ships carrying liquefied gases in bulk applicable to ships, constructed on or after 1stJuly, 1986 adopted by the International Maritime Organisation as amended from time to time;

(s)"International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code" means the International Maritime Dangerous Goods code adopted by the International Maritime Organisation as amended from time to time ;

(t)"liquefied gases" means gases having a vapour pressure exceeding 2.8 bar absolute at a temperature of 37.80C and includes other product prescribed in the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Liquified Gases in Bulk (IGC) code ;

(u) 'MARPOL Convention" means the International Convention for prevention of pollution from ships in force including its protocol adopted by the International Maritime Organisation and as amended from time to time ;

(v)"Nautical Advisor" means the Nautical Adviser to the Government of India or the Deputy Nautical Advisor in the Directorate General of Shipping ;

(w)"Schedule" means Schedules to these rules ;

(x)"SOLAS Convention" means the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea in force including its protocols adopy adopted by the International Maritime Organisation and as amended from time to time ;

(y)"timer code" means the code for safe practice for ships carrying timber deck cargo adopted by the International Maritime Organisation as amended from time to time ;

(z)"timber deck cargo" means the deck cargo consisting of timber;

(za)"U.N. number" means a serial number assigned to a dangerous substance in the International Maritime Dangerous Goos (IMDG) code.

PART II

3.General.(1)Every ship, when carrying dangerous cargo in bulk which is liable to emit a toxic or flammable gas or cause oxygen depletion in the cargo space, shall be provided with an appropriate instrument for measuring the concertration of gas or oxygen in the air or in such spaces. Detailed instruction for use shall be provided with every such instrument and the crew on very such ship shall be trained in the use of such instrument within two weeks of their joining such ship for the first time.

(2)Every Master when using pesticides for fumigation of the cargo of accommodation spaces shall take appropriate precaution of ensure safety of ship's crew and those engaged in fumigation.

(3)Every ship loading dangerous cargoes under these rules shall be provided with comprehensive information on the ship' stability and the distribution of cargo in various standard loading condition. Information as provided under Merchant Shipping (Loadline) Rules, 1979 shall be considered adequate.

4.Cargo information.(1) The shipper shall provided the master or his representative with appropriate information on the cargo sufficiently in advance of loading to enable the precautions which may be necessary for proper stowage and safe carriage of the cargo to be put in to effect. Such information shall be confirmed in writing and by appropriate shipping documents prior to loading the cargo on the ship.

(2) The cargo information shall include :

(a)in the case of general cargo and of cargo carried in cargo units, a general description of the cargo, the gross mass of the cargo or of the cargo units, any any relevant special properties of the cargo :

(b)in the case of a bulk cargo, information on the stowage factor of the cargo, the trimming procedures and, in the case of a concentrate or other cargo which may liquefy, additional information in the form of a certificate on the moisture content of the cargo and its transportable moisture limit ;

(c)in the case of a bulk cargo not classified in accordance with the provisions of sub-rule (1) of rule 10 but which has chemical properties that may create a potential hazard, in addition to the information required by this rules, information on its chemical properties.

(3)Prior to loading cargo units on board ship, the Shipper shall ensure that the gross mass of such units is in accordance with gross mass declared on the shipping documents.

5.International Maritime Organisation codes.Every ship shall be provided with the appropriate codes referred to in these rules and adopted by the International Maritime Organisation relating to specific cargoes intended to be carried on board.

6.Stowage and securing.When stowing and securing any cargo on board ship the Master shall comply with the provisions specified in cargo stowage code and in particular ensure that :

(1) Cargo and cargo units carried on or under deck are so loaded, stowed and secured as to prevent as far as practicable, throughout the voyage, damage or hazard to the ship and the persons on board and loss of cargo overboard.

(2)cargo carried in a cargo unit is so packed and secured within the unit as to prevent, throughout the voyage, damage or hazard to the ship and the persons on board.

(3)Appropriate precautions are taken during loading and transport of heavy cargoes or cargoes with abnormal physical dimensions to ensure that no structural damage to the ship occurs and to maintain adequate stability throughout the voyage.

(4)Appropriate precautions are taken during loading and transport of cargo units on board ro-ro ships, especially with regard to the securing arrangements on board such ships and on the cargo units and with regard to the strength of the securing points and lashings.

(5)Containers are not loaded to more than the maximum gross weight indicated on the Safety Approval Plate fixed thereon under the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC).

(6)A ship carrying cargo units and other entities covered in the cargo stowage code shall carry a cargo securing manual duly prescribed and approved by the Nautical Advisor.

7.Reporting of incidents involving dangerous cargoes.(1) When an incident taken place involving the loss or likely loss overboard of dangerous cargo including packaged dangerous goods, dangerous cargo in bulk, the Master, or other person having charge of the ship, shall report the particulars of such an incident without delay and to the fullest extent possible to the nearest coastal State. The report shall be based on the "General principle for ship reporting systems and ship reporting requirements including guidelines for reporting incident involving dangerous goods, harmful substances and/or marine pollutants" approved by the International Maritime Organisation.

(2)In the event of the ship referred to in sub-rule (1) being abandoned, on in the event of a report from such a ship being incomplete or unobtainable the owner, character, manager or operator of the ship, or their agents shall, to the fullest extent possible, assume the obligations placed upon the master by this rule.

(3)Every such ship when carrying dangerous cargo shall carry special emergency equipment including protective clothing as specified in the Schedule to International Maritime Dangerous goods (IMDG) code (Em Schedule) in compliance with emergency procedures for ship carrying dangerous goods. such protective clothing and equipment shall be kept in readiness as long as such cargo is carried on board or it being loaded or discharged. Master of every such ship shall ensure that the crew is familiar with the use of such equipment.

(4)In every accident involving dangerous goods Master shall be guided by the International medical guide for ship adopted by International Maritime Organisation, the medical first and guide for use in accidents involving dangerous goods annexed to IMDG code and the list of medicines specified in Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Medicines) rules.

 
 

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