Vessel Condition Surveys
Our surveyors have extensive experience in carrying out vessel condition surveys and loss prevention assessments on behalf of Ship-owners, Charterers, P&I Clubs and H&M Associations. Our lead surveyors have carried out vessel condition surveys for over 20 years and have logged an aggregate of over 800 such surveys. The following types of vessels can be inspected.
- Passenger vessels & ferries
- Product tankers
- Bulk carriers (with/without gear)
- Chemical tankers
- Mega yachts & yachts
- Floating cranes / barges
- Supply vessels & tugs
- Container vessels
The vessel condition surveys can be broken down to the following categories, each with its specific requirements and particularities :
Pre-purchase vessel condition surveys for prospective owners : Such surveys require an in depth knowledge of owner’s requirements and operational restrictions, International and National Regulations as well as the ability to evaluate the vessel’s defects or limitations.
On/off hire surveys for charterers or owners side : Aside from charterers’ special requirements, such surveys require special attention to details such as vessel limitations, pre-existing damages, etc… They will also typically involve a quantity survey of all major consumables (bunkers, lubes, etc..)
P&I or H&M condition surveys : We have acted as surveyors for most of the leading clubs such as North of England, West of England, UK P&I club, etc.. and have accumulated vast experience in both Condition Surveys and Follow-up Surveys which concentrate on loss prevention and focus on the identification of equipment deficiencies and personnel or operational liabilities which might lead to accidents or claims. They require an in-depth knowledge of the technical / operational aspects of the vessel’s trade as well as International and National Regulations
Flag state inspections : We have acted as Flag surveyors for Panama, carrying Annual as well as unscheduled surveys. They require an in-depth knowledge of the technical / operational aspects of the vessel’s trade as well as International and National Regulations.