Points to remember while securing cargo

  1. Secure bulky and heavy units even if the space around them is filled with other cargo. Pay attention to the chances of units sliding or tripping.

  2. Secure or lash a number of units together into one block

  3. Use permanent securing points on the cargo. These securing points are intended for inland transport and may not necessarily be suitable for securing other items onboard ships

  4. Secure independent lashings properly to suitable strong points of the ships fittings and structure, preferably onto the designated lashing points

  5. Trim cargo lashings as short as possible for a better hold

  6. Keep the multiple lashings to one item of cargo under equal tension.  Avoid the integration of different material components having different strengths and elasticity

  7. Check and tighten cargo lashings when on a passage

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