Tag Archive: chain

Safety Factor

Sep 09 2014

Using safety factors is getting out of hand. Companies use it to increase their safety in load-outs, or is it because they are not sure of themselves? When cargo is loaded onto a vessel according IMO Annex 13, acceleration factors will be taken from a table or calculated by using formulas. The achieved acceleration is always very high. This is done to have a single guideline for all sort of vessels. However, if you engineer the acceleration forces they are...

“Can it be slightly more?”

Mar 24 2014

If you go to the shops to buy your groceries, often the question is asked “Can it be slightly more?” As often the client agrees on this, but it is hard to see how much more it will be at the end. In lashing & securing of cargo on a ship, very often more lashing will be applied then necessary. For the insurance surveyor this will be very good but for the one who has to pay for all the additional...