Stowage plan and problems behind it
In container vessels the word stowage plan ” is the method in which different containers are being loaded on board container ships according to the specific standard of its size.”
Furthermore, stowage plan also contribute to economic maximisation of shipping cargos, as well as maintaining safety of the ship and her crew.
Stowage plan also known as “bay plan” is mostly use onboard container ships and Ro-Ro container ships.
Basically, it’s very important that all crew working on board the above mentioned ships to know and familiarise with this plan.
Stowage plan which are also made known to the port terminal operators via electronic data file, can be intercepted by pirates, hijackers, immigrants ( stowaways ) working with planned crime consortium. Therefore to maintain the safety of the ship, it’s important to carry out proper checks, familiarise yourself to the plan as a crew officers onboard.
Purpose of the stowage plan
The stowage plan as said before, help in economic and safety of the ship. This also give more access for the ship operators to run checks of the individual containers.