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

March 26, 2020, 2:45 p.m.
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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.

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27 Mar '20, 17:48

March 27, 2020, 5:48 p.m.
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