Application of MSC.1/CIRC.1352 (CSS Code Annex 14) for container vessels and other vessels equipped for carriage of containers

Statutory: The amendment to the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code) Annex 14, “Guidance on Providing Safe Working Conditions for Securing of Containers on Deck”, as set out in the annex of MSC.1/Circ.1352, was approved by the IMO in 2010 and revised in 2014 (MSC.1/ Circ.1352/Rev.1).

Ships keel-laid on or after 1 January 2015: The IMO has not made the application of MSC.1/Circ.1352 mandatory, but it encourages ship owners, ship operators, shipmasters and crew to apply the annex in its entirety to container vessels and vessels equipped for carriage of containers. DNV GL intends to apply all the amendments in the annex to these vessels, which will then be given the class notation “SafeLash” in accordance with the upcoming DNV GL joint rule set....

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