A Hatchcover (Closed) B Hatchcover (Open) C Hatch Coaming  Photograph: Grindrod


A containership’s hatchcover being lifted off the hatch. The hold can be seen below it. You can also see that containers are stowed on the hatchcovers. 


This large ore carrier is loading iron ore at Saldanha Bay. Note the closed hatchcovers and the open hatchcovers that have been moved to the side to allow access to the holds.  Photograph: Andrew Ingpen