Segregation of Containers on board ships

Containers carrying Dangerous Goods must be segregated from each other in accordance with section 7.2.3 of IMDG Code

Container space means a distance of not less than 6 m fore and aft or not less than 2.4 m athwartships.

A view into the holds of a container ship. Of ...
A view into the holds of a container ship. Of note are the vertical cell guides that organize containers athwartships. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Section 7.2.3.3 is applicable for Hatchless container ships, below is the segregation requirement on hatchless container ships.

Emma Maersk, the world's currently largest con...
Emma Maersk, the world's currently largest container ship in Aarhus 5. september 2006 IMO Number: 9321483 MMSI Number: 220417000 Callsign: OYGR2 Length: 398 m Beam: 56 m (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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