9-11. ADDITIONAL INSPECTION CRITERIA.
(1) This paragraph provides specific guidance on inspection procedures as required for any ISO
Compatible Palletized Flatrack used as an intermodal container. An intermodal freight container may not be offered
for the carriage of any type of cargo through the marine environment unless the container is structurally serviceable
as evidenced by an International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) Safety Approval Plate and verified by a
detailed visual examination. Before a freight container is loaded with cargo, it must be free of any residue of
previous cargo, its interior walls and floor must be free from protrusions, and it must also meet specific structural
serviceability requirements as prescribed in this Paragraph. If a container has any safety related deficiency or
damage that could place any person in danger, it shall not be used.
(2) CSC certification initial inspection of new containers will not be greater than 5 years from date of
b. CSC Safety Approval Plate. A durable data plate is required by CSC and certified by an approved
certification agency to indicate CSC approval. The CSC plate may also indicate the next examination or
reinspection date. The required CSC plate is shown in Figure 9-2.
CSC SAFETY APPROVAL
MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT
ALLOWABLE STACKING WEIGHT
FOR 1.8 g
RACK TEXT LOAD VALUE
Figure 9-2. CSC Safety Approval Plate.
(1) Inspection Checklist. A Flatrack Container Inspection Checklist should be used to ensure complete
examination and to identify acceptance of reason(s) for rejections. Appendix J contains the recommended checklist
to be used for the IPF. Checklist items not relevant to the IPF being inspected should be marked "NA" for not