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Cargo Securing Manual (CSM)


The manual required on all types of ships engaged in the carriage of all cargoes other than solid and liquid bulk cargoes. Cargo units, including containers, shall be loaded, stowed and secured throughout the voyage in accordance with Cargo Securing Manual approved by the Administration.

Further reading: MSC/CIRC. 745 Guidelines for the Preparation of the Cargo Securing Manual.