Stowage and Securing Assessments

The proper stowage and securing of cargoes is a vital part of ensuring safe operations at sea.

Failure to properly stow and secure cargoes has led to numerous serious ship casualties, injuries and even loss of life.

To avoid such stowage and securing-related incidents, speak to Brookes Bell.

Our experts have a wealth of experience investigating and advising on stowage and securing of general and project cargoes.

The stowage and securing of cargoes is subject to an array of regulations; regulations which our Master Mariners and naval architects are adept at navigating. They are fully versed in regulations including Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), Cargo Securing Manuals, Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS) 2011, and the 2011 Timber Cargo Code.

Stowage and securing experience

Acting on behalf of owners, charterers, managers, insurers and legal teams, Brookes Bell has advised and investigated during pre-loading, loading and post-loading scenarios, as well as providing expert evidence in legal proceedings.

Our team has attended worldwide to investigate shifts of cargo on:

  • General cargo vessels
  • Bulk carriers
  • Container ships
  • Ro-Ro vessels
  • Pure car carriers

Brookes Bell’s team of experienced Master Mariners and naval architects has also assisted with pre-loading surveys of project cargoes and also have experience of attending loading operations to ensure the stowage and securing arrangements are in accordance with statutory requirements as well as the vessel’s own documentation.

Brookes Bell can help you with your stowage and securing requirements. Speak to us today to find out more.

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