a legal requirement for every ship other than those engaged in the carriage of solid or liquid bulk cargoes. The purpose of the manual is to cover all relevant aspects of cargo stowage and securing. Securing devices and methods must meet acceptable criteria for strength, applicable to relevant cargo units, inclusive of containers and Ro-Ro transports. Each manual is prepared in a manner to reflect the individual ship’s needs, relevant to the type of cargo parcels it is engaged to ship.
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