What general rules must be observed during loading, unloading or ballasting?

(1) The master must ensure that ship’s personnel continuously monitor cargo operations.Β 

(2) Where possible, the ship’s draught must be checked regularly during loading or unloading to confirm the tonnage figures supplied. (3) Each draught and tonnage observation must be entered in a cargo log book. (4) If significant deviations from the plan agreed are detected, cargo or ballast operations or both must be adjusted to ensure that the deviations are corrected.


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