The student must be able to supervise the loading and stowing of the vessel as well as the lashing and discharging of the cargo.
The student has knowledge of the effects of cargo,the seaworthiness and stability of the ship.
The student must be familiar with the “Cargo Securing Manual”. He/she is familiar with the IMO publications with reference to the securing of cargo, e.g. “Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing”. He/she knows the factors causing the shifting of cargo and vessel movements at sea as well as the parameters which affect acceleration.