Precautions when loading HEAVY LIFT by ship’s gear.

Precautions when loading HEAVY LIFT by ship’s gear.

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  1. SWL: THE SWL OF THE SHIP’S GEAR SHOULD BE MORE THAN THE WEIGHT OF THE CARGO, TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE WEIGHT OF THE RIGGING GEAR TO BE USED.
  2. STOWAGE LOCATION: THE CARGO SHOULD PREFERABLY BE LOADED ON DECK. IF LOADED UNDER DECK THE SPACE IS LOST AS CARGO CANNOT BE LOADED ON TOP OF THE HEAVY LIFT, ALSO THE HEAVY LIFT CANNOT BE LOADED ON TOP OF ANY OTHER CARGO. ON TWEEN DECK, THERE IS A HEIGHT RESTRICTION SO IT CANNOT BE LOADED ON TWEEN DECK. SPECIAL ATTENTION SHOULD BE GIVEN FOR LOAD DENSITY WHEN THE CARGO IS LOADED ON DECK, IF REQUIRED EXTRA STRENGTHENING SHOULD BE PROVIDED FROM BELOW THE TWEEN DECK IN THE FORM OF PROPS MADE OF 4×4 OR 6×6 HARD WOOD.
  3. STABILITY: CALCULATE THE STABILITY FOR THE WORST CONDITION, i.e. WHEN THE CARGO IS JUST LIFTED FROM THE WHARF AS AT THAT TIME IT IS FURTHEST AWAY FROM CENTRE LINE. ALSO THE STBILITY SHOULD BE CALCULATED FOR THE ENTIRE OPERATION.
  4. ENGINE DEPARTMENT: THE ENGINE DEPARTMENT SHOULD BE INFORMED ABOUT THIS AS THEY WILL CHECK IF THEY WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE MAXIMUM POWER FOR THE OPERATION.
  5. PROPER DUNNAGE REQUIREMENTS
  6. PROPER SECURING MATERIAL AVAILABLE AS PER THE CARGO SECURING MANUAL.
  7. AMPLE FIXED SECURING POINT (EYEPADS) AVAILABLE ON DECK.
  8. OVERHAULING OF ALL MECHANICAL AND MOVABLE PARTS.
  9. GREASING AND LUBRICATION OF ALL MOVING PARTS AND INSPECTION OF THE WIRE ROPE/SHEAVES FOR ANY DAMAGE/WEAR N TEAR.
  10. WIRE ROPES SHOULD BE PROPERLY REEVED ON THE DRUMS.
  11. WINCH SHOULD BE ON SLOW GEAR.
  12. LIMIT SWITCHES SHOULD BE TESTED.
  13. ENTRIES IN THE CHAIN REGISTER (IF ANY SURVEYS ARE DUE OR IF THERE IS ANY C.O.C.)
  14. THE APPLIANCE SHOULD BE RIGGED AS PER THE APPROVED RIGGING PLAN.
  15. THE CARGO SHOULD BE PHYSICALLY CHECKED PRIOR TO LOADING (NUMBER OF RESTING POINT, LIFTING POINTS, ACTUAL WEIGHT OF THE CARGO, IF ONE END IS HEAVIER SO AS TO ADJUST THE LENGTH OF THE WIRE SLINGS IN ORDER TO LIFT THE CARGO HORIZONTALLY).
  16. A MEETING SHOULD BE HELD WITH THE SHIP’S CREW BRIEFING THEM ABOUT THE ENTIRE OPERATION.
  17. CREW MEMEBERS SHOULD BE STATIONED FWD AND AFT TO ATTEND TO THE MOORING LINES.
  18. GANGWAY TO BE LIFTED OFF THE WHARF TO AVOID ANY DAMAGE IN CASE OF ANY HEAVY LIST.
  19. ALL BUNKERING AND DOUBLE BANKING OPERATIONS TO BE STOPPED.
  20. THERE SHOULD BE NO BARGES/BOATS ALONGSIDE.
  21. STOP ALL OTHER CARGO OPERATIONS.
  22. SECURE ALL OTHER CARGO ONBOARD.
  23. UN-AUTHORISED PERSONS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED ONBOARD.
  24. WINCH OPERATOR AND SIGNALMAN TO BE EFFICIENT IN THERE JOB.
  25. ONE PERSON TO BE STANDBY TO CORRECT THE LIST.
  26. PREFERABLY THE OPERATION SHOULD BE DONE DURING DAY LIGHT BUT IF AT NIGHT, PROPER ILLUMINATION SHOULD BE IN PLACE.
  27. DISCUSS THE PLAN WITH STEVEDORS AND FOREMAN.
  28. FIX STEADYING LINES.
  29. LIFT CARGO OFF THE WHARF AND STOP TO CHECK IF EVERYTHING IS SATISFACTORY. CARRY OUT THOROUGH VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE LIFTING GEAR.
  30. IF EVERYTHING IS SATISFACTORY LIFT AND LOAD THE CARGO.

 

 

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