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12-10-2011, 02:17 PM
Hi I came across reference to a procedure of "Bleeding Bags" while I was studying for a cargo exam. I can not figure out what they are talking about. at first thought it referred to the old practice of slashing some of the bags of a bulk cargo being loaded to have some looses material between the bags but then I found reference to something that sounded like bringing bags of bulk cargo draining them in to the hold. Anyone have insight?
12-10-2011, 03:16 PM
It's what you start snarling when you've lugged too many of those bleeding bags aboard.
12-10-2011, 03:18 PM
Could they be refering to the oilbags that bleed oil to make a slick for calming the seas in rough weather?
12-10-2011, 05:39 PM
It's a method of bulk cargo handling in which bagged cargo in trucks is 'bled' onto a conveyor which loads it aboard ship. Here's the link: http://www.aegisengg.com/images/Brochure/Barge%20Loading.pdf
If I understand it correctly, it's a way to load bulk cargo where there isn't a permanent bulk handling facility.
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