Regulations for Handling
and Towing Dangerous Goods
I - Handling
and towing substances of the 3rd Group is allowed, subject to the regualtions
of Appendix No. 2 & 1 being complied with.
II - Handling and towing substances of the 1st Group is not,
as general rule, allowed in SC. When this is exceptionally allowed by the C,
the Captain or the shipper must sign a declaration to the effect that the operations
will be carried out at his entire responsibility, whether on board, or during
the transport from the vessel to the landing place, or on land, further, the
regulations of IV of this Appendix must be complied with.
III - Handling and towing substances of the 2nd Group (General
Cargo vessels), of Grade A and Grade B or C
petroleum is only allowed on the following conditions:
Port Said the vessel shall be isolated in the Outer Harbour .
- On being landed, dangerous
substances shall be placed in stores specially fitted out for the purpose
and approved by CA.
- The regulations of IV
of the Appendix shall be complied with.
IV - When
handling dangerous substances of 1st or 2nd Group is allowed in accordance with
paragraph II or III above, the following instructions shall be strictly complied
- All holds must remain
closed except those which contain the 1st or 2nd Group substances allowed
to be handled.
- These operations must
be carried out without interruption during day time so as to be completed
as promptly as possible. They shall never be allowed during the night.
- Wearing boots or shoes
with iron nails of shold or strengthened with iron is prohibited.
- The tugs or any other
steam vessels taking part in these operations or coming alongside the vessel
must have their funnels fitted with a spark screen
- The tugs, barges and
lighters must be approved by the CA.
- The barges and lighters
must be constructed of steel plates of 6 or 7 mm. Thickness; and in both their
peak and stern there be made fast to bits of clinched on board and hung over
their side a connecting shackle so that a tow rope can be easily fastened
thereto. The barges or lighters must be approved by the SCA.
- Towing two boats abreast
is not allowed.
- The tow ropes must be
of metal or at any rate fastened to the shackle hanging over side of the lighters
- The use of cranes or
winches for loading or unloading substances of the 1st or 2nd Group which
are sensitive ti shocks like chlorate of potas must be avoided as possible.
Packages shall be passed from hand to hand carefully and handled with the
greatest care in order to avoid shocks.
Packages weighing more than 25 kilograms shall be handled by least two men
If the use of cranes or winches and the slinging of packages cannot be avoided,
these operations shall be carried out in such a manner as to prevent the possibility
of any package containing 1st Group substances being roughly handled or dropped.
No substance of the 1st or 2nd Group shall remain either in barges or lighters,
or on land, or on deck, except under the constant supervision of a watchman
appointed by the Captain or the shipper.
- Bins filled with sand
shall be immediately at hand where receptacles of dangerous liquid (benzene,
alcohol, etc.) are being handled together with foam facilities (foam concentrate),
a pump and branch pipes.
- Receptacles containing
dangerous liquids shall be inspected on their being landed or put on board,
and those showing traces of leakage shall be isolated at once.
- In the interior of vessels,
lighters, or boats where 1st Group substances are intended to be placed or
carried, there shall be no iron or steel unless the same be covered with leather,
wood, cloth or other suitable material. Tarpaulins shall be spread out both
on top and under the packages of 1st Group substances.
The decks gangways, and spaces over or through which it is intended to carry
1st Group substances, shall be carefully swept and kept clean. If any category
substance shall escape from the package in which it is contained, or be spilt,
or if any package appears to be defective, such package or such 1st Group
substance shall immediately be collected and destroyed by environmentally
- No substances of any
of the 3 Groups shall remain on land except at places specially appointed
for each group.
No substances of any of the 3 Groups shall remain in lighters except by special
permission obtained in writing from the Canal Authority. The CA shall appoint
a mooring place to the lighters, whose place as a general rule will be near
the land depot of the corresponding group.
In any case, the Egyptian Government’s Regulations concerning the care and
supervision of these substances, and the CA’s Regulations with regard to mooring,
will have to be complied with.
- All the Regulations
of Appendix No. 2 shall apply.
V - Handling
of the 2nd Group dangerous packaged goods in containers can be handled in the
Inner Harbour, subject to the regulations of the Appendix No. 1 and 2 being