What a marine surveyor needs to know about on-off hire condition and bunker surveys eBook


On-Off hire condition bunker surveys are a requirement for the commercial trade of vessels in that vessels are hired from their Owners by Charterers who trade the cargo internationally. The survey of the vessel is undertaken either before the vessel is delivered into a Charter, or re-delivered from a Charter. The reports should include a detailed description of the vessel itself, the structural condition of the cargo spaces and main deck areas surrounding the various cargo compartments and hatches, the ship’s hatch covers, the cargo gear and space. Additionally, you will inspect and report on paint coating and cleanliness, the quantity of bunkers remaining on board, verification of the validity with respect to the vessel’s certification, portable equipment and securing materials, container securing equipment and so on.

In this handy guide, Capt Allen Brink brings his many years’ experience into play. The publication contains examples of a number of templated reports which the surveyor can adapt for his/her use. There are photos to assist, diagrams and examples of the certification the surveyor needs to inspect and report too. The handy guide also contains a detailed appendix with a selection of marine terms, to assist the marine surveyor when conducting inspections of ships for charter purposes.

Author: Captain Allen R Brink
Size: 244 pages

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