cMate-Grain Code. International Code for the Safe Carriage of Grain in Bulk
The International Code for the Safe Carriage of Grain in Bulk (International Grain Code), adopted by resolution MSC.23 (59), has been mandatory under SOLAS chapter VI since 1 January 1994. The term "grain" covers wheat, maize (corn), oats, rye, barley, rice, pulses, seeds and processed forms thereof, whose behaviour is similar to that of grain in its natural state. The International Grain Code applies to ships regardless of size, including those of less than 500 gross tonnage, engaged in the carriage of grain in bulk and to which part C of SOLAS chapter VI applies. The purpose of the Code is to provide an international standard for the safe carriage of grain in bulk.