Cargo securing manual – a manual that is pertinent to an individual ship, and which will show the lashing points and details of the securing of relevant cargoes carried by the vessel. It is a ship’s reference which specifies the on-board securing arrangements for cargo units, including vehicles and containers, and other entities. The securing examples are based on the transverse, longitudinal and vertical forces which may arise during adverse weather conditions at sea. The manual is drawn up to the standard contained in Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) Circular of the Organization, MSC/Circ. 745.