Stena Line is working according to SAFETY FIRST rule, which is based on all valid safety regulations for sea transport.
The autumn has just begun. Storms and unreliable weather changes are more frequent. In such conditions it is extremely important that we are able to lash all units in a proper way to ensure safety on board.
Please be reminded that all freight units both accompanied and unaccompanied must be equipped with approved lashing brackets (according to the requirements in IMO Code of Safe Practice for cargo Stowage and Securing”).
This means that every freight unit must be equipped with at least four (4) approved lashings brackets on each side to ensure loading and lashing in a manner safe for sea transport.
The master of the vessel has the right and the obligation to refuse shipment of freight units intended for sea transport that do not comply with these requirements. In these situations, Stena line reserves the right to leave such freight units on the wharf.
We kindly ask you to verify your fleet for sufficient lashing brackets.
Stena Line Freight