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Marine Inspection


It is the various inspection and testing operations cargos to ensure that they conform to the contractual specifications or international standards. This is done during the different stages of shipping, as well as for the ship itself.

Containers: pre loading inspection of goods, inspection of loading goods into containers to verify quality, quantity and condition of consignment, noting stowage of goods, container fitness survey & cargo stowage, cargo damage survey in container (LCL & FCL)

Break bulk: inspection noting condition of goods and / or packaging; measuring goods to obtain volume verification of cargo

marine Loading surveys these inspections generally include:
Supervision of loading to verify method of handling is in accordance to manifest and / or clients instructions; inspection for loading damage
inspection of stowage and securing aboard

Discharge surveys these inspections generally include: Inspection prior to discharge; supervision of discharge to verify method of handling is in accordance to manifest and / or client's instructions; inspection on discharge for damage

Cleanliness: to inspect and certify cleanliness of holds or tanks prior to loading of cargo

Draft surveys: to obtain draft measurements prior to discharge and after discharge in order to quantify cargo tonnage

marine Damage surveys: to assess cause and loss to cargo, ship or equipment Vegetable oil / tallow - loading & discharge surveys: surveys involve verification of the cargo quantity and the obtaining of sample and analysis to ensure the oil meets consignee's specifications

On/off hire surveys: this inspection is carried out on the start or completion of a charter of a ship. Primarily the inspection notes damages to the holds, areas of the decks and the ship in general including ship side plating as can be inspected from the wharf or from the deck of the ship with fair wear and tear accepted. a bunker survey is usually carried out with this survey. As independent surveyors we have often represented both the owner and the chatterer in carrying out these surveys

Bunker surveys: to oversee the sounding of the ships tanks of various fuels and then quantify the bunkers given the trim and list of the vessel. These calculations are then adjusted to a time determined between the owner and charter

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