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Objectives
Recognize the international framework under which the
transport storage and handling of Dangerous Goods is
operating and the specific regulations applying to the
transport by sea.
Explain the basic chemical and physical parameters of
elements, compounds and solution mixtures

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History of DG operations
Year

Issue

1894

British Merchant Shipping act introduce Dangerous


goods and carriage of cattle

1914

Introduction Safety of life at sea (SOLAS)-major event


the loss of Titanic

1929

Due to the First world War SOLAS 1914 was not


enforced. Maritime community waited until 1933

1948

New chapter in SOLAS specially on Carriage of Grain


and DG

1956

Committee of experts on DG recommended orange book

1959

First IMO assembly- provisions on carriage of DG in


packaged form.

1960

SOLAS convention requirements to comply with


relevant provisions of the IMDG code. Resolution 56classification, labelling and DG documentation

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MODULE 1
INTRODUCTION TO THE
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME
DANGEROUS GOODS CODE
(IMDG CODE)

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What is the International Maritime


Organization (IMO) ?
- Specialized agency of
United Nations
responsible for world
maritime affairs.
- Focus on maritime
safety policies for all
member nations

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What is the IMDG Code?


The Code is supported by a variety of international
conventions and codes such as:
Recommendation on the Safe Transport of Dangerous Cargoes and
Related Activities in Port Areas
A Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes

The international Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships


carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk
The International Code for the Construction and Equipment of ships
carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk

International Recommendations concerning the Carriage of DG by Rail


(RID), Road (ADR) and by Inland waterway (AND and ADNR)

Regularly updated (every two years) by IMO Subcommittee on


dangerous goods, solid cargoes and containers.
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Who uses the IMDG code?


Manufacturers
Packers,

Shippers,
Feeder Service Providers
such as Road, Rail and

Port Authorities
Shipping lines

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Why use the IMDG Code ?


To enhance the safe carriage of dangerous goods
while facilitating the free unrestricted of such goods.
To provide uniformity in world wide regulations
concerning transport of dangerous goods by sea
To provide advice to users in an emergency event.

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Contents of the IMDG Code


Amendment 35-10 is the latest version of the
IMDG Code.
Compulsory Jan 2012 IMDG Code is amended
every two year so as to be aligned with
the
ORANGE BOOK amendment.
Volume One- Dangerous Goods operational
Volume Two- Chemical listings

Volume Three- Emergency


Procedures
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What is matter ?
Matter is everything you can see or touch in the
Universe.

Two properties:

a) Occupies a place in the space


b) It has mass

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A Chemical will change its state due to


the following:
1) Temperature
2) Pressure

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How can chemicals be present in


nature?
Mainly in three states :

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Hanjin Pennsylvania: Following an explosion in November 2002


off the coast of Sri Lanka in which two seafarers died, the ship
was declared a constructive total loss and sold for scrap. The fire
started by the explosion burned for more than a week, fed by
fireworks and other hazardous substances contained in 60 boxes
aboard the 280m vessel.
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GROUP ACTIVITY

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