Wet damage on cargo is the most costly claim on bulk carriers with an average cost of almost USD 110 000 (2017). Working with weathertightness of hatch covers and sealing systems is a key factor to avoid wet damage.
When carrying water-sensitive cargo such as grain, soybeans, paper, etc. it is recommended that weathertightness is tested before each loaded voyage.
Our Loss Prevention team has together with experts form DNV GL and MacGregor collected advice on how to secure weathertightness of your cargo.
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(form our publication Wet Damage on Bulk Carriers, page 17-21)
By highlighting weathertightness we are striving to assist shipowners and crews in their work to prevent wet damage on cargo.