Securing and lashing arrangement of containers

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  1. Containers should be placed preferably in fore aft direction.
  2. Safe passage should not get blocked.
  3. Containers should be secured such that bottom corners are prevented from sliding. And top corner to prevent toppling.
  4. Securing should not be done in such a way that containers extend over ships side.
  5. Deck containers should be carried at single height , with the use of twist locks this height may be increased.
  6. No restraint system should cause excessive stress on container.
  7. Throughout voyage keep checking lashing is tight and sound.
  8. When loading of container is done on hatch cover, these hatch covers should be secured to ship .

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