Mariners are reminded that the dangerous cargo load plan have to be in accordance
with the Seaway Handbook, section Practices and Procedures, part V (5), article
Reporting – Explosive and Hazardous Cargo Ships
72. (1) Every explosive ship or hazardous cargo ship shall, when reporting
information related to cargo as required by subsection 64(1), report the nature and
tonnage of its explosive or hazardous cargo and the flashpoint of that cargo where
applicable. Every ship carrying grain which is under fumigation shall declare to the
nearest traffic control centre the nature of the fumigant, its properties and cargo
(2) Every explosive ship requiring a Seaway Explosives Permission Letter shall,
when reporting in, give the number of its Seaway Explosives Permission Letter.
(3) Every hazardous cargo ship carrying metal turnings, shavings, cuttings or
borings in bulk shall, when reporting information related to cargo as required by
subsection 64(1), give the high temperature reading of each compartment at that
time, together with the high temperature reading in each compartment taken on
completion of loading.
(4) Every ship carrying radioactive substances shall, when reporting in, give the
number and date of issue of any required certificate issued by the Atomic Energy
Control Board authorizing such shipment.
(5) Every ship carrying dangerous cargo as described in section 66 and all tankers
carrying liquid cargo in bulk, and all ships carrying grain under fumigation shall,
prior to transiting any part of the Seaway, file with the Manager a copy of the
current load plan that includes the following information:
(a) the name of the cargo, its IMO class and UN number as set out in the
International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, if applicable, or, if the cargo is
not classed by the IMO and does not have a UN number, the words “NOT
(b) the approximate total weight in metric tonnes or total volume in cubic metres
and the stowage location of each commodity;
(c) the approximate weight in metric tonnes or the approximate volume in cubic
metres in each hold or tank;
(d) the flashpoint of the cargo, if applicable; and
(e) the estimated date of entry into the Seaway and the date and time that the
load plan was last issued or amended; Seaway Practices and Procedures
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(f) tankers in ballast shall report the previous cargo of each cargo hold on a plan
(6) For tankers, the information required under this section shall be detailed on a
plan showing the general layout of the tanks, and a midships cross-section showing
the double bottom tanks and ballast side tanks. For details refer to Ship Transit
and Equipment Requirements.
(7) If a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) on a hazardous cargo that a ship is
carrying is not available in a Seaway Traffic Control Centre, the ship shall provide
information enabling the preparation of an MSDS.
(8) Every ship shall submit its load plan to the nearest Seaway Traffic Control
Centre from which it will be distributed to all other Seaway Traffic Control Centres.
Any changes in stowage, including loading and discharging during a transit, the ship
shall submit an updated plan before departing from any port between St. Lambert
and Long Point.
(9) Failure to comply with these requirements may result in unnecessary delays or
It is recommended to use the dangerous cargo load plan model in the Seaway
Handbook at section Ship Transit and Equipment Requirements, page 25.
October 24, 2011