General Requirements for Access Equipment
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This Chapter describes the requirements of the 1966 International Load Line Convention, and the rules of maritime regulatory bodies including the Classification Societies, where they affect cargo access equipment, particularly hatch covers. It also discusses operational requirements such as coaming heights, hatch cover stowage, deck openings and drainage, as well as the maintainability of access equipment in general terms. Safety and fabrication are also discussed.
KeywordsDeck Plating Merchant Shipping Access Equipment Tonnage Measurement Lower Deck
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