Measures to reduce VHM
By use of longitudinal divisions – these are required to be grain tight and of an approved scantling.
By means of a saucer and bundling bulk – a saucer shape is constructed of bulk bundles in the hatch square of a filled compartment. The depth of the saucer being established between 1.3 and 1.4 m depth dependent on the ships beam, below the deck line.
By over stowing in a partly filled compartments – achieved by trimming the surface level flat and covering with a separation cloth then tightly stowing bagged grain to a depth of one-sixteenth the depth of the free grain stow.
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