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THE TRIMMING OF COAL SHIPS.

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THE TRIMMING OF COAL SHIPS. ACTION BY CARDIFF SHIPOWNERS. Measures are being taken by the shipowners of Cardiff to obtain some alteration in the system at present prevailing as regards trimming vessels. Under the present arrangements at this port shipowners have no control over the appointment ef the trimmers responsible for the loading of their ships, and they complain that the scale of rates which they are compelled to pay fo* trimming was settled by parties who were to receive the money, and that not a single ship- owner was consulted in framing it. But there is a still more important question concerning which they are also taking action. Under certain sec- tions of the Merchaut Shipping Act shipowners are held virtually responsible for loss of hfe at sea, and also for allowing their ships to proceed to sea in an unseaworthy condition. The Cardiff owners allege that, under the custom prevailing in this port, whereby they have no voice in the ap- pointment of trimmers, the operation of this section of the act is oppcessive. Having regard to the number of ships sailing from different coal ports which are posted at Lloyd's as missing, the owners are of opinion that a great number of these losses are. attributable tc improper trimming of the coal cargoes, and not to any oversight on the part of the ships' officers. There is said tujoe risk that, in the process 01 loading, great spaces, capable of containing from 20 to 30 or 40 tons of coal, are left vacant, and that, in consequence, if the vessel proceeds to sea the cargo may ue shifted, the coal being thrown into the vacant space, aud so tbe trim of the vessel be altered to its serious detriment. Cardiff ship- owners intend to urge the Government to endea- vour to obtain the introduction of a bill at an early date rendering any contract illegal so far as it compels the owners to place the trimming of cargoes in the hands of parties who are not re- sponsible for the vessel. They seek, iu a word, to get into their own bands the power to arrange for the effective trimming of their ships,

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