A cargo hatch cover seal on a Bulk Carrier is known to be damaged and not weather tight prior to sailing.
What is the correct course of actions and possible consequences?
26 Mar '20, 14:45
The vessel may well be judged to be un-seaworthy; this could invalidate some certification and hull and machinery insurance.
Charters and Operations should be informed regarding this.
The seal must be replaced ASAP and hatch cover made weather tight.
27 Mar '20, 17:48