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The Merchant Shipping (Additional Safety Measures for Bulk Carriers) Regulations implement SOLAS Chapter XII. What ships do these regulations apply to, and what are the main additional safety measures?

They apply to conventional, single side-skin UK bulk carriers of 150m in length and upwards, carrying high density dry bulk cargoes. 

They introduce standards for damage stability and flotation, structure of bulkheads and double bottoms, overall longitudinal strength in the flooded state, hold loading, cargo density declarations, and provision of a loading instrument. They also define how compliance with the requirements should be documented.

 

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