Notice to operators, shipowners, charterers, masters, agents, port and harbour authorities, shippers, bulk terminal operators, fumigators, fumigant manufacturers and all persons
responsible for fumigating bulk cargos. This MGN should be read in conjunction with MSN 1718, MGN 86 and the Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Cargoes) Regulations 1997 (as amended)
This guidance note advises on:
(1) the importance of safe and proper procedures when fumigants are used in bulk cargoes onboard ships;
(2) the appropriate application of the IMO Recommendations on the Safe Use of Pesticides in shipscarrying fumigated bulk cargoes; and
(3) the likely application of other related requirements or guidance that would be applicable toships carrying fumigated bulk cargoes.