chapter  9
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Special cargoes, hazardous goods and deck cargoes

Introduction All cargoes must be considered special in some way, particularly so, if it is the first time that an individual has had experience of that specific cargo. It would take a lifetime for a mariner to carry every commodity and even then, certain products would be absent from the list. The interpretation of special cargoes can encompass many types of cargoes but it is generally accepted that those parcels that require special or additional attention for their safe transport and discharge, fall into this category.