Lashing Code(CSS: CODE OF SAFE PRACTICE FOR CARGO STOWAGE AND SECURING) Applies to all ships carrying cargo, other than wet cargoes, bulk cargoes, or timber deck cargoes. Which specifies the standards and methods of lashing all cargoes which are in particular liable to shift and result in damage.
Cargo Securing Manual ( CSM)
all ships to have onboard a “ Cargo Securing Manual”, which should be ship-specific and approved by administration or by class on behalf of the administration.
CSM will have the inventory of all lashing equipment on board, its location, the person responsible for maintenance of the same.
It would also illustrate methods of lashing various cargoes which may be carried on board.
All cargoes must be properly and solidly stowed and lashed, if not then during voyage it may shift resulting in damage. There should not be any play in the lashing and the tightening of wires must be monitored all the voyage.
Some cargoes like steel rails should be stowed fore and aft in order to prevent shipside damaged during rolling.