Hold Cleaning Bulk Carriers

Preparation of a cargo hold is not just a question of sweeping, cleaning or washing down the hold. There are a number of matters to consider, and failing to adhere to good practice can result in substantial claims.

There are many different types of cargoes which are commonly carried in bulk in today’s market, and they all require different methods of hold cleaning, although one basic rule always applies, and that is that the vessel’s cargo holds must always be cleaned to the highest standards possible, regardless of the next commodity to be carried.A comprehensive hold washing plan approved by the master is to be produced. The plan must include but is not limited to the following:
Bulk cargo residue
Fig: Residue of previous ore cargo caught in the frames