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SAFE LOADING AND UNLOADING OF BULKCARRIERS 2003IMPLEMENTINGEC DIRECTIVE 2001/96/EC(establishing harmonised requirements and procedures forthe safe loading and unloading of bulk carriers)
New provisions apply from 1 March 2004
Spring Place105 Commercial RoadSouthamptonSO15 1EGDecember 2002
EC Directive 2001/96/EC (establishing harmonised requirements and procedures for the safe loading and unloading of bulk carriers) entered into force on 5th February 2002. It is being implemented by means of The Merchant Shipping(Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers) Regulations 2003 (“the 2003 Regulations”) which apply therequirements of the Directive from 1
March 2004. This will be done by cross-referring to the requirements set out inthis publication.The purpose of this publication is to help ship-owners, masters, crews, terminal operators and industry in generalunderstand and comply with the new requirements. It is based on text of the relevant Articles from the Directive.Where appropriate, explanatory guidance notes relating to the requirements have been included, in addition to extractsfrom the BLU Code and references to the Directive. Please note the guidance notes and part 4 of schedule 5 are notstatutory, but are recommendatory.
The separate sections are colour coded as follows:
Text of GeneralProvisionsText of Requirements, towhich cross reference ismade in the 2003RegulationsGuidance NotesIn the electronic version of this document, hyperlinks for navigation have been introduced throughout the document.
Section 1:
Purpose Section 2:
ScopeSection 3:DefinitionsSchedule 1: Requirements in relation to the operational suitability of bulk carriersfor loading and unloading solid bulk cargoes.
Part 1
: General
Part 2:
Recommended layout for checklistSchedule 2: Requirements in relation to the suitability of terminals Part 1:
GeneralPart 2:Requirements in relation to the suitability of terminals forloading and unloading solid bulk cargoes Part 3:Terminal information booksSchedule 3: Responsibilities of the master Part 1:GeneralPart 2:Information to be provided by the master to the terminalPart 3:Duties
of the master prior to and during loading or unloading Operations Part 4:Form for required cargo informationSchedule 4: Responsibilities of the terminal representative Part 1: General Part 2 :Information to be provided by the terminal to the master Part 3:Duties of the terminal representative prior to and duringloading and unloading operationsSchedule 5: Procedures between bulk carriers and terminals Part 1:General Part 2:Loading or unloading planPart 3 :Guidelines for completing the ship/shore safety checklistPart 4:Ship/shore checklist for loading and unloading dry bulk cargo carriers.Schedule 6:Repair of damage incurred during loading and unloadingSchedule 7:Role of Competent Authority

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