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Cargo ship loaded with containers close to coast

Advice, Loss Prevention

Focus: Wet damage on cargo

Ship in storm

Heavy weather combined with leaking hatch covers is the most common cause of wet damage on cargo, according to the Club’s experiences. Through several cases we are now highlighting how to avoid wet damaged cargo.

The main concern regarding wet damages is not the heavy weather, but rather the incorrectly applied and poorly maintained cargo hatch covers and sealing systems.

In cases collected from our claims handling, you can read more about how and why cargoes of steel and steel coils, grain, peas and solidified cement were damaged by sea- and rainwater.

Learn more about wet damage on cargo »
(from our publication Wet Damage on Bulk Carriers)

By highlighting the causes of wet damage on cargo we are striving at assisting shipowners and crews in their safety work.