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Higher tears stowage on deck - Container ship Fore-ward visibility criteria

Higher tears stowage on deck, especially in ships forward shall cause the blind zone against ships ahead visibility.

Visibility from Navigation Bridge must conform with the IMO requirements and additionally to special requirements like those for Panama Canal etc as applicable.

If the Master observes deviating from the above criteria, even though applying the best Trim adjustment, the Terminal planner / Central planner must be informed and cargo stow plan appropriately modified.

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