Seaway Notices 2002
SEAWAY NOTICE NO. 3 - 2002
Mariners are reminded that all vessels carrying dangerous cargo, as defined in Part V of the Seaway Handbook, and all tankers carrying liquid cargo in bulk are required to file a copy of the current load plan prior to transiting any part of the Seaway system (including grain under fumigation*).
The following information must be included with the load plan:
* All ships carrying any quantity of grain under fumigation, must provide
to traffic control the name of the chemical (fumigant) used and the cargo
If a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) on a specified hazardous cargo is not available in a Seaway Traffic Control Centre, then the vessel will be requested to provide one.
The load plan needs to be submitted to the nearest Seaway Traffic Control Centre from which it will be distributed to all other Seaway Centres. Changes in stowage, including loading and discharging during transit, will require the submission of an updated plan prior to departing ports between St. Lambert and Long Point.
Failure to comply with these requirements may result in unnecessary delays or transit refusal. The load plan and other information can be transmitted via fax, twenty-four (24) hours a day, to any of the following numbers.
March 22, 2002