PERMISSION TO HANDLE CARGO
A - CARGOES OF GRADE A IN BULK OR IN RECEPTACLES, AND CARGOES OF GRADE B IN BULK
Handling of cargo not allowed, except upon special application in advance. Shipping and handling of receptacles of Grade A or Grade B at specially appointed places may be carried out.
B - CARGOES OF GRADE B IN RECEPTACLES
For the purpose of cargo handling, Grade B is regarded as vessels carrying dangerous goods of the second group.
C - CARGOES OF GRADE C
Vessels carrying a full or part of Grade C without having
been rendered gas free since they last carried Grade A or Grade B are authorized to
discharge their cargo of Grade C subject to comply with the following regulations:
(1) After the previous discharge, the vessel's cargo tanks must have been properly drained to clear out deposits and sediments.
(2) The tanks of the vessel must be full (to 98%) or completely empty.
(3) Empty tanks must have been previously filled with fuel oil and emptied; this washing out must have been followed by blowing air through the tanks during the days preceding the arrival of the vessel in Suez Canal.
(4) While unloading is in progress, the tank hatches must be kept closed; apart from the minimum time necessary to take soundings, sounding pipes must be covered with metallic gauze.
D - LIQUEFIED INFLAMMABLE GAS AND DANGEROUS CHEMICALS IN BULK CARRIERS
Handling of cargo is NOT ALLOWED.
Limited quantities of dangerous chemicals in bulk may be handled by prior authorization from Suez Canal Authority.