Cargo Notes - Second Edition

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Studying for any Certificate of Competency can be a daunting task, not made easier by the need to plough through weighty textbooks and legislative publications. Cargo Notes provides a comprehensive and usable alternative, covering the key sections of the Cargo Syllabus for Deck Officers/OOW and summarising all relevant legislation and codes.

A handy, usable guide for anyone studying towards a certificate of competency, Cargo Notes is a comprehensive guide to the key sections of the cargo syllabus for Deck Officers/OOW.

Split into two sections covering both dry and liquid and gas cargoes, Cargo Notes provides key points and summaries on all relevant Legislation and Codes and an Operational Overview for all of the main cargo types, from Bulk Carriers, RoRos, Reefers and Containers through to Tankers and Liquefied Gas Carriers.


‘Cargo Notes’, by Dhananjay Swadi, gathers together in one place a wealth of factual information that is taken from a variety of well respected and recognised sources, including official publications, concerned with the carriage and handling of cargoes. The information is presented in a logical and clear format comprising two wellindexed sections, the first on Dry Cargoes and the second on Liquid and Gas. Within each section, the basic concepts behind safe carriage are first considered, and then progressively developed, to show the modern methods utilised in today’s Shipping Industry.

Cargo Notes is ideally suited to seafarers preparing to sit written or oral examinations leading to Deck Officer Certificates of Competency. It is also a relevant reference work for onboard usage and as a guide for cargo watchkeeping Officers. It is an ideal companion to sister publications from Seamanship International (now Witherby Seamanship) on Seamanship and Ship Stability and is a worthwhile addition to any nautical library.

Richard Speight MSc FNI

Depute and Assistant Principal

Glasgow College of Nautical Studies

September 2005


Cargo Planning

Stowage Factor & Broken Stowage

Separation and Marking of Cargo

Cargo Documentation

Hold Preparation

Use of Dunnage

Cargo Ventilation

Cargo Gear: Derricks

Cargo Gear: Cranes

Cargo Gear: Specialised

Cargo Gear: Accessories

Cargo Gear: Testing & Maintenance

Precautions for Heavy Lift

Deck Cargoes: Stowage & Securing

Timber Deck Cargoes

CSS Code

Cargo Securing Manual

Containers: Types

Containers: Stowage

Containers: Lashing

Ro-Ro Cargoes: Stowage & Securing

Reefer Cargoes: Prior Loading

Reefer Cargoes: Cargo Care

Bulk Cargoes: BC Code

Bulk Cargoes: BLU Code

Bulk Cargoes: Hazards

Bulk Cargoes: Documentation

Bulk Cargoes: Cargo Operations

Bulk Cargoes: Hazardous Cargoes in Bulk

Bulk Cargoes: Coal

Bulk Cargoes: Grain

Bulk Cargoes: Steel

Bulk Cargoes: Iron Ore

Bulk Cargoes: Reporting Requirements

Packaged Dangerous Goods: IMDG Code

IMDG Code: Classes

IMDG Code: Stowage

IMDG Code: Segregation

IMDG Code: Emergencies

IMDG Code: Reporting Requirements

Miscellaneous Dry Cargo Calculations


Oil & Product Cargoes: Hazards

Oil & Product Cargoes: Instruments

Oil & Product Cargoes: Pipeline Systems

Oil & Product Cargoes: Venting Systems

Inert Gas Plant: Requirements

Inert Gas Plant: Layout

Inert Gas Plant: Operation & Alarms

Ship-Shore Safety Checklist

Oil & Product Cargoes: Loading

Oil & Product Cargoes: Cargo Care

Oil & Product Cargoes: Discharging

Crude Oil Washing: Requirements

Crude Oil Washing: Hazards

Crude Oil Washing: Operations

Oil & Product Cargoes: Gas-Freeing

Oil & Product Cargoes: MARPOL Requirements

Oil & Product Cargoes: ODME & Oily Water Separators

Oil & Product Cargoes: Cargo Calculations

Chemical Cargoes: IBC Code

Chemical Cargoes: Hazards

Chemical Cargoes: Ship-Shore Safety Checklist

Chemical Cargoes: Ship Types

Chemical Cargoes: Operations

Chemical Cargoes: Tank Cleaning

Chemical Cargoes: MARPOL Requirements

Gas Cargoes: IGC Code

Gas Cargoes: Hazards

Gas Cargoes: Ship-Shore Safety Checklist

LPG: Ship Types

LPG: Cargo Operations

LPG: Reliquefaction

LNG: Ship Types

LNG: Cargo Operations


General Principles

Duties of the OOW in Port

Entry into Enclosed Spaces & Permit to Work Systems

Means of Access & Safe Movement


Cargo Definitions

SI 336 – Carriage of Cargoes Regulations

Extracts from COSWP

Extracts from STCW 95

Loadline Zones

Dhananjay Swadi has over 12 years’ experience at sea on a wide variety of ships, including container ships, gas tankers and bulk carriers, culminating as a Chief Officer with Maersk. In addition to his Master’s certificate, Mr Swadi also has a master’s degree in Marine Policy with a distinction from Cardiff University. Until recently, Mr Swadi was a lecturer at Glasgow College of Nautical Studies teaching a wide variety of subjects including Cargowork, Marine Law and Maritime Economics. In January 2006, he joined Northern Marine Management as Manning Manager.

Number of Pages:
Published Date:
August 2009
Binding Format:
Book Height:
180 mm
Book Width:
120 mm
0.4 kg

Dhananjay Swadi