- The stresses experienced by containers, and the forces and motions creating them
- The necessity for and functions of container securing systems
- The main features of cell guide systems and how they secure containers
- The main types of non-locking container securing devices and how they are used
- The main types of locking connectors and how they are used
- The three types of lashing materials; attachments and tensioning devices
- Lashing plans and safe securing patterns for above-deck stowage
- Securing systems for below-deck stowage in non-cellular holds
- Container securing systems, devices and patterns for RoRo vessels
- Securing systems for non-containerized and difficult stows.
This Unit is designed:
- To explain why containers need to be secured during the sea voyage.
- To describe the main types of securing devices used on container vessels.
- To explain how container securing devices are used.