Safety requirements for cargo handling operations of vessels calling at DCT
In order to ensure the safety of cargo handling, prevent person injured and damage to cargo and equipment on board, you and your crews are kindly requested to pay attention to the following matters during your stay at DCT.
1. When vessels berthing and un-berthing (especially vessels manage by themselves), they should notice safety, if causing damage to quay and machines, they should Undertakes the relevant responsibility
2. Gangway (or the pilot ladder) should be laid down with safety net fixed around it after your vessel accommodated. The safety net must be fastened and fit for rising or ebb tide.
3. Before shipping, the ship part should inform the port part of the shipping conditions including slipway failure, loading difficulty, special container stowage, cargo port loading and other special requirements.
4. According to the operational requirements, your folding hatch cover should be fully opened and secured. The rope for pulling the hatch cover must be put in safe position and disconnected from the hatch cover. When single-piece hatch covers must, after removed from hatch coamings, be firmly placed in good order. Hatch beams placed on deck must be lashed and secured.
5. Please ship part assign person to corperate with people of port who check containters, and he is required to stick to his position.
6. According to storwage plan ,before the port working, ship part must make sure that the fastened equipments for hatch cover are released.
7. Deck railings on both sides of your vessel and railings on various places of the vessel must be firm and stable. Hatch ladders and covers for man holes must be safe and securing. Oil stains, ice or snow and any other obstacles must be removed from the deck in order to keep the deck clean and free from slippery.
8. Cargo handling equipment must be in good condition, and its fixed parts (such as pulley tackle, chuck, derrick, socket etc.) and moving parts (such as chain, hook, tackle, sling and etc.) must also be in good condition and meet the safety requirements.
9. When cargo handling operations are to be carried out at night, proper lighting should be provided for such places as shipside, accommodation ladders, hatches, corridors, and some other places concerned.
10. The ship part should adjust ship conditions acc. to climate and tide during shipping in order to maintain the hull being parallel with wharf wall, ensuring the safety of port handling and ships.
11. Acc. to operation requirements, the ship’s incline angle should be no more than 2o in both directions, and 3o-odd will lead to a halt. The trim between the bow and stern should be less than 1.5m acc. to the hull length. The port part is entitled to call off the operation, if it is insecure. The ship part should take on the pertinent responsibility if the port part calls off any operation for the reason above.
12. The ship part should provide the pertinent usage instruction for the port part acc. to different locksets, configure and provide the corresponding unlocking tools. As for check and reinforcement, the ship part should check the bay immediately after its installation, avoiding hindering unberthing after finishing the ship handling work.
13. If the ship is equipped with a ship hoist, the ship part should arrange technicians to rotate the crane boom at any time acc. to operation requirements. The ship part should lodge an application to port part via the agency in advance if the ship part does any sundry operation such as self-sufficient operation (e.g. material feeding). Such operation is forbidden without the ship part’s permission. Meanwhile, it shouldn’t hinder the quayside mobility and the port part’s operation. Otherwise, the port part’s resource waiting charge should be at the ship part’s cost.
14. If seaman come down the ship, they must come back the ship before handling work is finished, if they affect ship’s departure and later ship’s berthing, it’s responsible for ship’s part.
15. There are so many work vessel in the port, complicated conditions; it’s forbidden to ride bike in the port and to indirectly pass through container yard.
16. It mustn’t do business in the port, it is responsible for you if you are in the trouble.
17. All potential dangers pointed out by the harbour side relating to the handling equipment on board your vessel and the working surroundings should be rectified soonest possible.