There has been an increasing publicity of accidents occurring in cargo holds and adjacent spaces due to the entry of crew not familiar with the dangers associated with such spaces, which are regarded as some of the most dangerous spaces on board ships.
For the carriage of solid bulk cargoes and the dangers of entry into enclosed spaces, members are kindly requested to refer to our online BIMCO Solid Database section - dangers associated with oxygen depletion cargoes, for guidance and information.
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Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.
The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
For general guidance and information on cargo-related queries.
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