STOWAGE OF GOODS OF CLASS 2

General Stowage Precautions
General stowage precautions for goods of class 2 is addressed in chapter 7 section 7.1.8.1 of IMDG Code. Requirement also addresses  section 7.4.2.5.2. for gases loaded in containers which may cause oxygen depleted or enriched atmosphere inside containers.

Loading a container into a Container ship hold.
Loading a container into a Container ship hold. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Specific Stowage Requirements

Specific stowage requirement of each dangerous goods is listed in Column 16 of Dangerous Goods List in Chapter 3.2 of IMDG CodE.
Class 2.2 may be allowed on deck or under deck or may only be allowed on deck in specific cases

Example 1 : 1002 AIR, COMPRESSED  Class 2.2 – Stowage Category A. ( ON DECK OR UNDER DECK )

Example 2 : 1963 HELIUM, REFRIGERATED LIQUID  Class 2.2   – Stowage Category D. ( ON DECK ONLY )

View in the hold of a container ship. Français...
View in the hold of a container ship. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From above examples we understand that certain class 2.2 is allowed on or under deck but certain class 2.2  is allowed only on deck.

Hence it is imperative that we must look at stowage category for each dangerous goods to ascertain the particular stowage requirement.