What must the master and terminal representative agree before a solid bulk cargo is loaded or unloaded?

A plan which: (1) must ensure that the permissible forces and moments on the ship are not exceeded during loading or unloading;Β 

and (2) must include the sequence, quantity and rate of loading or unloading – taking into consideration the intended speed of loading or unloading, intended number of pours and the deballasting or ballasting capability of the ship. The master and terminal rep must ensure that the loading and unloading operations conform to the plan.


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