Hatch Cover Maintenance and Operation: A Guide to Good Practice
by Byrne, David
2nd ed. Explains the fundamental importance of weather-tight hatch covers to the safe and profitable operation of cargo ships. Poorly maintained or secured hatch covers can result in total losses in heavy seas and are one of the principal sources of cargo damage claims. Describes the various types of hatch cover in use today and explains how they should be inspected, maintained and operated to ensure maximum effectiveness and safety. Intended for ship owners, ship mangers, shipís officers, surveyors and all others involved in ship maintenance and operation.