Specifically, the Club informs that its correspondents in Argentina, Vega & Co., the Argentinian National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA), provided advises and information concerning hold cleanliness requirements when loading grain cargoes.
In addition, SENASA will not accept a "suitable" cargo for the loading of grain products if one of the items shown below is present:
- Live insects;
- Loose rust scale;
- Damage or signs of leakage;
- Fresh paint;
- Residues of previous cargoes;
- Excrement or sign of presence of animals or rodents;
- Defective closing of hatch covers.
Vegas & Co. highlighted that
Keep in mind that local surveyors are very strict.
The P&I also expressed that the following are not acceptable and should be prevented:
- Lack of cleanliness behind frame;
- cargo residues wedged on holds ladders platform added to paint flakes and rust scales;
- cargo residues on pipe brackets;
- Cargo residues underneath hatch covers steelwork;
- Traces of previous cargo over tank top;
- Transferable stains at hatch covers;
- Presence of rust and debris on drain channel will eventually lead to the clogging of drain hole;
- Loose rust scales;
- Oxidation rust/ Rust dust on tank top;
- Unsanitary conditions;
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