The ingress of water through hatch covers is a main cause of damage
to cargo. It is in the interest of ship owners, managers and insurers
to guarantee the cargo hold is watertight, as damaged cargo caused by
water leaking through hatch covers can result in large claims against
insurance companies and P&I clubs.
CARGO-SAFE is an ABS Type Approved hatch cover tester.
CARGO-SAFE provides a quick and simple method of establishing weather
tightness of hatch covers, bow, stern and side doors, but unlike hose
testing, has no negative side effects on the port or harbour environment
and can be performed in sub zero temperatures.