One of the major changes came in IMDG Code 36-12 is revision of stowage categories of class 1, explosives. Up to 35th amendment of IMDG Code explosives were assigned with one of the stowage categories 01 to 15.
In 36th amendment of IMDG Code, which can be used voluntarily from 1st January 2013 and will become mandatory from 1st Jan 2014, explosives are assigned with one of the stowage categories 01 to 05.
Below is the tabular format of stowage categories in IMDG 36-12, for operational reasons refer to individual entries in IMDG Code and other relevant provisions as applicable.
Stowage on passenger ships
- Division 1.4s compatibility group S may be transported without restriction on quantity.
- No other goods of class 1 may be transported on passenger ships except:
Compatibility groups C, D and E and articles in group G if the total net explosive mass is not greater than 10 KG per ship and in closed transport unit on or under deck.
Articles in compatibility group B if the total net explosive mass is not greater than 10 kg per ship and in closed transport unit – on deck only.