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Document ID (ISN)104626
CIS number 06-168
ISSN - Serial title 0016-5808 - Gefńhrliche Ladung
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) B÷cker T., Ruhnke G.
Title Danger on board
Original title Gefahr an Bord [in German]
Bibliographic information 2004, No.5, p.10-11. Illus.
Abstract In order to prevent damage to goods and injury to people on board ships, the implementation of the IMDG code for the transport of dangerous goods by sea has been made mandatory as from 1January 2004. The transport of dangerous substances on roll-on roll-off ships in the Baltic Sea is regulated by the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) (Riga 2002 version), a multilateral agreement among countries bordering the Baltic Sea. Details are given of the differences between these two texts in provisions relating to the storage and separation of dangerous substances. It is questioned whether it is relevant, from the point of view of maritime safety, to continue to apply the provisions of the MoU to roll-on roll-off ships transporting dangerous substances in the Baltic region.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; transport of materials; international agreements; sea transport; ships
Descriptors (secondary) roll-on roll-off ships
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Transport of materials