Liquefaction and Dynamic Separation

Liquefaction is the well-known phenomenon that affects the carriage of Group A cargoes in the IMSBC Code. Dynamic separation is a new phenomenon recently incorporated in the IMSBC Code under the Bauxite cargo entry. This section provides information on these two phenemona which are moisture-related instabilities that affect the ship’s stability and how the master and crew can recognise the signs of these two two phenemona to enable them to act swiftly to avert disasters of capsizing and loss of crew. 

 

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