MGN 418 Roll-on/roll-off ships stowage and securing of vehicles

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MGN 418 Roll-on/roll-off ships: stowage and securing of vehicles

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Guidance includes:

  • compliance of freight vehicles presented for shipment at UK ports with information on ferry securing arrangements
  • compliance of roll-on/roll-off (Ro/Ro) vessels with regards to the numbers of lashing points on ship’s decks
  • compliance with the approved Cargo Securing Manual and proper use of chocks on wheels

Notice to:

  • all shipbuilders
  • classification societies
  • ship owners
  • ship operators and managers
  • ship’s masters and officers
  • ship safety officials and other persons employed on roll-on/roll-off ships
  • securing equipment manufacturers
  • port authorities
  • shippers
  • forwarding agents
  • road hauliers
  • stevedores
  • freight vehicle manufacturers
  • insurers
  • railway operators and packers of containers and vehicles at inland depots.
Published 28 July 2010