Singapore - the importance of cargo segregation

Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has reminded chemical terminal operators of the importance of cargo segregation.

Port Marine Circular No. 19 of 7 July 2004 highlights the risks of failing to comply with the requirements of the IBC and BCH Codes and the usefulness of the US Coast Guard's Compatibility Chart as a guide to the identification of incompatible cargoes. The circular reminds shipowners, ship masters, and owners and operators of chemical terminals, of their responsibilities and asks terminal operators to report to MPA any occasions when chemical tankers arrive at their terminals with improperly segregated cargoes.

Contact: Howard Snaith