Dangerous goods are those goods referred to in regulation VII/2. <Chapter II-2, part A, regulation 3>.
Source: IMO Resolution MSC.99(73), amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended, 5 December 2000, International Maritime Organization. Legislation
Dangerous goods mean the substances, materials and articles covered by the IMDG Code. <Chapter VII, part A, regulation 1>.
Source: IMO Resolution MSC.123(75), amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended, 24 May 2002, International Maritime Organization. Legislation
Definition of dangerous goods
Dangerous goods comprise of all articles or substances which are capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety or property when transported, and which are classified according to I.C.A.O. Annex 18, Technical instructions for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air and IATA. For the purpose of transportation dangerous goods have been divided into three (3) categories. They are:
1. Forbidden: Those, which are forbidden for transportation by air
2. Acceptable: Those items, which are acceptable for air transport, provided all the special provisions concerning packaging; quantity and compatibility are complied with.
3. Excepted: Known items in general use such as, after shave lotions, perfumes etc. this being directed at passengers and their baggage.
Source: NOGEPA Guideline 14, Helideck Operations and Procedures Manual, Netherlands, Version 2, December 2011. Global Standards