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The Merchant Shipping (Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants) Regulations 1990

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17.—(1) The shipper of any dangerous goods to be carried in bulk shall furnish the shipowner or the master with a notification in writing giving notice of the nature of the goods and, in the case of liquid goods with a flashpoint at or below 60 degrees Celsius (closed cup) specifying the flashpoint of those goods. Such notification shall specify the correct technical name of the goods, their UN number (if any) and, for dangerous goods carried in solid form in bulk, the classification as listed in regulation 7(2) to which those goods belong.

(2) If a shipper of dangerous goods in bulk fails to furnish the shipowner or master with such a notification in writing, or furnishes a notification which he knows or ought to have known to be false, he shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) The master of a ship carrying any dangerous goods in bulk shall cause a specific list, manifest or stowage plan to be carried in the ship:—

(a)setting out details, obtained from the shipping documents submitted by the shipper, of the dangerous goods carried aboard the ship for the voyage on which it is currently engaged including the correct technical name of the goods, their mass or volume, and where the dangerous goods are shown in Appendix B of the Bulk Cargoes Code, the classification in accordance with regulation 7(2); and

(b)showing details of the location in the ship where the goods are stowed.

(4) The master shall also carry in the ship any additional special documents where required by the Bulk Cargoes Code, the BCH or IBC Codes or the IGC or Gas Carrier Codes for the carriage of dangerous goods.

(5) Any such list, manifest or stowage plan and any additional special documents required for the acceptance of such goods for carriage in the ship shall be kept available for reference or inspection on board the ship until the goods have been discharged from the ship.

(6) If the master of a ship carrying dangerous goods in bulk fails to cause a list or stowage plan to be carried in the ship or kept available as required by paragraph (5) of this regulation, he shall be guilty of an offence.

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