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1. C. O, marking 1. C. O. class
(chemical), etc; detonating type; fuzes, anti-tank mine (chemical). "Blasting caps with
salety fuze." Detonators. Blasting caps.
“Boosters (exploBlasting caps with safety fuze.
sive)". Destructor, explosive, M10 and MK2 Mod 0.
caps”. Electric blasting caps.
“Precussion caps". Fuzes, AT mine (chemical).
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The two primary hazards in MAGAZINE STOWAGE
the transportation of these "A", SPECIAL STOW devices are shock and in- AGÉ, OR PORTABLE volvement in fire.
MAGAZINE, WHICH A collateral hazard is the MAY BE STOWED IN
effect of the detonating of A HOLD OR ON DECK these articles upon other explosives or ammunition The location of magazines is stowed in proximity to restricted to a hold or comsuch articles.
partment in which no other All of this class ammunition explosives or ammunition
in a unit stowage may ex. (except Classes I, III, and plode at one time, but as VI) are stowed. the total amount of explo- Shall not be stowed within 8 sives involved is limited feet of the vessel's side except structural damage would blasting caps stowed in a not tend to be great.
“On Light missiles having lim. deck" need not meet this
ited range would be requirement. formed.
This class of ammunition shall
Ammunition of Class VIII constitutes & distinct
class of ammunition when not assembled in projectiles, bombs, or other ammunition.
These types of ammunition are loaded with explosives that are sensitive to shock. The handling and stowage provisions of these regulations give consideration to the probable effect accidental detonation of these devices may bave upon other am.
munition or explosives stowed within the vessel. 1. Handle by hand or mechanical means. 2. Do not drop, drag, tumble. walk or otherwise
subject packages to shock. 3. Gravity roller conveyors are not authorized. 4. Do not use chute in loading or unloading. 5. Trays with sideboards shall be used when load
ing by mechanical means. 6. Packages shall not be stacked on a tray to a
height above its sideboards. 7. Trays shall not be swung unnecessarily over open hatches or holds containing military explosives
or other dangerous articles. 8. Trays shall be hoisted and lowered carefully and
deposited without undue shock on a mattress or
other shock absorbing material. 9. Packages shall be stowed in the position indica.
ted by their markings. 10. The maximum permitted weight per draft when
handled by tray with sideboards shall not exceed
1,000 lbs. plus 10%. 11. Drafts consisting of one or more palletized units
shall not exceed 2,400 lbs. plus 10%. 12. Lifts of palletized units shall not be tiered except
not be overstowed with any
other cargo. For detail of stowage see
$ 146.29–93. For stowage with
other dangerous articles see $146.29-59.
when using a sling so designed as to prevent tho upper tier or tiers from shifting or falling from the draft. 13. A portable magazine in which this class of am. munition is stowed and hoisted on board a vessel
as a unit load shall not exceed 2,400 lbs. plus 10%. 14. The limiting weights noted above are for a 5
ton boom. See $ 146.29-41.
Classification, handling 1. C. C. marking L. C.C. class
bulk such as: Black powder. Propellant explo
sives for small. arms, etc.
Black powder in bulk, ballistite for small-arms, propellant
explosives for small-arms, black blasting powder, flash powder and powder having similar hazard characteristics
to those named.
Ballistite for small-arms.
of 72 grains,
Projectile, ground burst M116.
hexagonal black powder.
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1. Handle by hand or mechanical means.
Do not drop, drag, tumble, walk or therwise subject packages to shock. 3.Packages shall be handled in such a manner as
to insure that no spark or friction will occur. 4. Observe packages or containers for evidence of
sifting or inability to retain contents and reject
any showing such signs. 5. In event a package is damaged and powder is
spilled, immediately stop operations and sweep
up any loose powder. 6. Remove damaged container and residue of
powder to a safe location. 7. Gravity roller conveyor not authorized. 8. Drums and kegs shall be stowed on end with
bungs up. Metal cans shall be stowed with filling openings up. Packages or containers shall be stowed in the position indicated by their
markings. 9. Cargo handling stevedore gear may be trays,
skipboards, pallets, or pieplates provided they are fitted with cargo nets or sideboards. Boxes or trays with fixed or removable sides are au.
thorized 10. Cargo nets without trays, skipboards, pallets,
or pieplates are not permitted. 11. The maximum permitted weight per draft when handled by tray, skipboard, pallet, or pieplate fitted with cargo net or sideboards shall not exceed 2,400 lbs. plus 10%. 12. Drafts consisting of one or more palletized
units shall not exceed 4,000 lbs. Plus 10%. 13. Lifts of palletized units shall not be tiered
except when using a sling so designed as to pre. vent th upper tie or tie
shifting or falling from the draft. 14. Tho limiting weights noted above are for
& 5-ton boom. See $ 146.29 41.
High explosives High explosives in bulk, Items of high explosive such as "High explosives”... such as:
shaped charges for demolition or other pos and Demolition powder in bulk, possessing the characteristics of being
blocks, etc likely to detonate en masse. Dynamite. Includes but is not limited to: TNT.