Friday, 8 April 2016
CRAMMING IN AS MUCH CARGO AS POSSIBLE!
The Northern Star, Friday 24 February, 1911
WARATAH CASE SETS EXAMPLE.
Then there is the storage of cargo.
The general practice has been where it
was available to cram as much in us
sible. Even to the outsider it is readily
evident how this may seriously affect the
stability of the ship and cause the strain
just where the naval architect would not
I could not have put this better if I tried !
With a series of instructions on
the loading, showing its effects on the
sel's stability, the owner will know just
what is possible, and it will be the duty
of the authorities to see that he acts on
that knowledge. Old time rule of thumb
work must go, and too close a supervision
of a work which affects the safety of hu
lives cannot be objected to. Recent
cables tell of shipping companies objecting
to legislation in Australia and New Zea
but unless the companies are more
careful to study the interests' of the public
such protests have little value. In the
the court has passed some
, and it Is to be hoped they
will result in the fullest of inquiries.
There is no doubt in my mind that the Waratah was functionally overloaded and this revealing report
captured the Court of Inquiry's concerns and admonishment. If that is not proof, what is ?
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andrew van rensburg
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