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Directive 2001/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive 2001/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 December 2001 establishing harmonised requirements and procedures for the safe loading and unloading of bulk carriers (Text with EEA relevance)

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ANNEX IU.K.REQUIREMENTS IN RELATION TO THE OPERATIONAL SUITABILITY OF BULK CARRIERS FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING SOLID BULK CARGOES(as referred to in Article 4)

Bulk carriers calling in terminals in the Member States for the loading or unloading of solid bulk cargoes shall be checked for compliance with the following requirements.

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They shall be provided with cargo holds and hatch openings of sufficient size and such a design to enable the solid bulk cargo to be loaded, stowed, trimmed and unloaded satisfactorily.

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They shall be provided with the cargo hold hatch identification numbers as used in the loading or unloading plan. The location, size and colour of these numbers shall be clearly visible to and identifiable by the operator of the terminal loading or unloading equipment.

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Their cargo hold hatches, hatch operating systems and safety devices shall be in good functional order and used only for their intended purpose.

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List indicating lights, if fitted, shall be tested prior to loading or unloading and proved to be operational.

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If required to have an approved loading instrument on board, this instrument shall be certified and operational to carry out stress calculations during loading or unloading.

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Propulsion and auxiliary machinery shall be in good functional order.

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Deck equipment related to mooring and berthing operations shall be operable and in good order and condition.

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