LR rules for hatch covers.

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  1. akhilsvnair
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    akhilsvnair Naval Architect

    a steel hatch cover of 3.0 m2 (>2.5 m2), located at the fore quarter of the vessel (0.25L), on an exposed deck and the opening is leading to a cargo hold or a space below deck, which rules we have to use ? Rules for steel hatch covers or rules for miscellaneous openings?
    what is considered as miscellaneous opening (Section 6) or a small hatchway, apart from what is covered from UR S26 (Small hatchways on exposed fore decks)? Unfortunately, rules are not so clear.
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