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Permanent Dunnage

Permanent dunnage is the strips of timber fixed to the frames of a ship to keep cargo away from the sides of the ship to avoid damage and condensation.

What is Permanent Dunnage?

Permanent dunnage is the strips of timber fixed to the frames of a ship to keep cargo away from the sides of the ship to avoid damage and condensation. It is spar ceiling or cargo batten consists of timber of about 150mm x 50mm fitted over the ship's side frame or tank top.

Purpose to prevent packages of cargo protruding beyond the inner edges of the frames and so becoming damaged by moisture- IMPROVE Ventilation.

Tank top ceiling dunnage provide an air space and allow any leakage from cargo above to drain into the bilges.

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