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On-hire Survey/Bunker Survey/ Vessel Condition

Our accredited labs are expert enough to render dedicated services to your on-hire requisites, bunker survey and the overall vessel condition. Our adept professionals use to work with standardized approach by documenting each and every aspect of the inspection. They leave no stone unturned in evaluating and inspecting entire vessel cargo, the structural condition, deck areas, spaces, cleanliness, bunkers (on-board), vessel’s statutory certificates and the securing equipment accompanied with the vessel.

Our multiple worldwide branches, have decent track record in conducting quality and quantity discharge inspections with all renowned companies and on major terminals including Fujairah Terminal, ADNOC terminals Abu Dhabi, Rabigh Terminal Saudi, Yanbu Port KSA, Jubail Terminals KSA, Ras Laffan Port Qatar, APM, Khalifa Bin Salman Port Bahrain, Al Basrah Oil Terminal Iraq, Umm Qasr Port Iraq, Bin Qasim Pakistan, Kemari Port Pakistan, Djibouti, and many more Locations.

Our labs issue the accredited certificate of the actual condition of the vessel your chartering/hiring on by following the below checklist (not limited).

  • Accommodation
  • Passenger areas
  • Safety equipment
  • Cargo areas
  • Bunkers
  • Machinery spaces etc.
  • Planned Maintenance System for outstanding items
  • Sample of any prearranged open spaces (tanks etc).
  • Certification and Classification records to be inspected
  • Brief interviews with some of the crew members

More to include in your survey requirements:

1. On/Off Hire Condition Survey
2. On/Off Hire ROB Bunker Survey
3. On/Off Hire Condition and ROB Bunker Survey

Feel free to write us in full Confidence!



Vessel Name: ________________________________ Date: _____________

ð On hire survey                        ð Off hire survey

1.0 IDENTIFICATION- records the following:

  • Name and identification number of the vessel
  • Type of vessel
  • Gross registered tonnage
  • Year and place of construction
  • Shipyard hull number of vessel
  • Port of registry
  • Owner of vessel
  • Manager or operator of the vessel
  • Classification society lf classed

2.0 DOCUMENTATION AND CERTIFICATION – examine the following as applicable and record their dates of issue and expiration:

  • Certificate of registry
  • Safety construction certificate
  • Safety equipment certificate
  • Safety radio and telephone certificate
  • International load line certificate (with latest annual endorsement)
  • Firefighting appliance certificates
  • Liferafts certificate
  • Hull special survey status
  • Hull annual survey status
  • Machinery special survey status
  • Machinery annual survey status
  • Refrigeration survey status
  • Last drydock survey date
  • Cargo gear quadrennial survey certificate
  • Cargo gear annual survey certificate
  • Stability and loading documentation
  • Assignment of freeboards
  • S. Water pollution certificate
  • Oil record book
  • Marpol IOPP certificates
  • L.C. Certificates
  • M.C.
  • Tovalop
  • S. Coast guard letter of compliance
  • Port state control inspection
  • Other certificates (Relating to the particular vessel or it’s individual trade)

3.0 CONDITION OF VESSEL – Report the condition of the following as applicable, giving details as shown:

HULL – Describe each section of the vessels hull port and starboard side including:

  • Stern area
  • Bow area
  • Port side
  • Starboard side
  • Ramps
  • Anchors

List any visible damage:

  • State of vessels paintwork or coating
  • State of wind/weather area
  • State of the anti-fouling paint where seen
  • Build up of marine life where seen
  • State of doors, ramps and anchors and chains
  • State of fenders and sponsons

STEEL DECKS – All steel decks are to be inspected including poop deck and forecastle.

The different levels of deck are to be described. List:

  • Each deck as inspected
  • Any damage to the decks
  • Condition of deck covering or paintwork
  • Fittings on the deck and their condition
  • Machinery and mechanical equipment on the decks
  • Condition of the machinery
  • Whether machinery was run for inspection
  • Loose equipment on the decks
  • Consumables including ropes etc. on each deck
  • Condition of watertight doors
  • Location and condition of scuttles, portholes, windows
  • Condition of rails and bulwarks
  • Condition of stairs
  • Condition of cargo winch platforms
  • Condition of cargo winches and their wires
  • Condition of masts
  • Condition of container sockets on hatch covers and decks
  • Condition of container reefer sockets
  • Condition of container stools
  • Availability of container securing equipment
  • Condition of container securing equipment
  • Storage facility for container securing equipment (racks, etc.)
  • Condition of pipe work and vents in area being inspected
  • Condition of vent covers o condition of louvers and air intakes
  • Condition of valves on the various decks
  • Condition of raised platforms, catwalks, and walkways, and their location
  • Condition of all drains on deck
  • Condition of oil containment boxes

HATCH COVERS – list each hatch cover as inspected

  • Any damage visible
  • State of covering or paintwork
  • Operational status
  • Whether open or closed
  • How are they opened and closed
  • Effectiveness of opening/closing mechanisms

CARGO TANKS – All tanks are to be entered after ensuring that it is completely safe to do so. List for each tank inspected:

  • Any damage and/or wastage visible
  • Coating of sides, bottom, and deck head
  • State of the coating
  • Normal contents of tank
  • Whether full or empty or residue present
  • Condition of tank access openings and closing devices
  • Condition and type of loaders
  • Condition of each landing if fitted
  • Locations of landings
  • Condition of pipe work in tanks
  • Condition of suction, and suction filters
  • Condition of tank heating piping and supports
  • Condition of sounding tubes and striker plates
  • Condition of remote sounding fittings

COFFERDAMS – All cofferdams on vessel to be entered and inspected after ensuring it is completely safe to do so. List:

  • Cofferdam entered
  • Any damage or wastage
  • Presence of water
  • State of manhole covers and seals
  • Coating type and condition
  • Position and tightness of transponders if fitted

HOLDS – All holds are to be entered and their condition reported on, List:

  • Each hold inspected
  • Type of hold and number of decks
  • Any damage and/or wastage visible
  • Coating of the hold sides, bottom, and deck head
  • Condition of the coating
  • Type of ladders
  • Condition of the loaders
  • Type of landing and location
  • State of bilge hatbox, or arrangement
  • Condition of pipe work within the holds
  • Condition of vents passing through the hold
  • Condition of lighting in hold
  • Condition of electrical fittings in hold

BALLAST TANKS – All ballast tanks are to be entered including peak tanks if they are used for ballast after ensuring it is safe to enter. List:

  • Each ballast tank entered
  • Any damage and/or wastage present in tank
  • Coating of the tank
  • Condition of the coating
  • Condition of the manhole cover and seal
  • Condition of all pipe work in the tank
  • Condition of sounding tubes and striker plates

STORES – All stores are to be entered. Their location is to be clearly stated and whether within watertight areas secured by watertight doors. List:

  • Each store entered
  • Any damage and/or wastage present in store o type of store
  • The storage facilities (racks, etc.)
  • The deck covering
  • Condition of deck covering
  • Complete and full list of contents
  • Complete and full list of all consumables o coating used in the store
  • Condition of coating

CARGO HANDLING AREAS – All cargo handling areas and control rooms are to be entered. List

  • Each cargo handling area or control room entered and it’s purpose
  • Any damage and/or wastage present
  • Coating of the surrounds
  • Condition of coatings
  • Whether in use at time of inspection

ACCOMMODATIONS – All areas of the accommodations are to be entered. Stores are to be inspected and their contents listed. List:

  • All areas entered
  • Any damage and/or wastage visible
  • List contents and their condition
  • Deck covering and it’s condition
  • Condition of partitions and their surface condition

NAVIGATION AREAS AND BRIDGE – All areas of navigation on the vessel are to be inspected including the bridge, radio room; chart room and upper navigation bridge (Monkey Island). In general all equipment should be demonstrated to be both available and in running order. Operate all lights and their alternates and ensure all are operating. List:

  • All areas entered
  • Any damage and wasted visible
  • Coating of deck head, deck and sides
  • Condition of coating
  • Equipment installed
  • Whether working
  • Contents of book racks
  • Charts available
  • List of navigation assistance books, journals, and almanacs
  • Action of controls
  • Condition of all doors
  • Condition of aerials and radar antenna
  • Spares stowed in this area
  • Condition of radio batteries
  • Loose navigation aids

ENGINE ROOM – All areas of the engine room are to be entered and detailed in the report. A complete listing of all equipment would be desirable but this will not always be possible. List:

  • All equipment under repair or routine maintenance
  • All equipment running at the time of inspection
  • All non-operating equipment if possible
  • All non-operating equipment is to be run, if possible. and their condition reported
  • All pipe work is to be inspected together with all valves
  • Shipside valves are to be viewed for leakage and operating capability
  • Bilges are to be inspected for cleanliness and for the presence of water and oil contamination
  • Report any leakages whether from pumps, tailshaft, pipe work, joints, seals or other areas
  • Any damage and/or wastage visible
  • General state of all areas of engine room o cleanliness of all areas
  • Coating of all areas
  • Condition of coating of all areas
  • All spares in engine room and all engine room stores o all consumable stores
  • All packing material
  • Condition of walkways and platforms
  • Condition of rails, steps, and stairs o condition of floor plates and their condition

ENGINE ROOM WORKSHOP – The engine room workshop is to be inspected and it’s status included in the report. List:

  • Equipment installed
  • Equipment that was operated
  • Defective equipment to be listed
  • Condition of work shop
  • Coating of all areas
  • Condition of coating
  • Heavy spare parts in this area and whether new or used
  • Class recommended spares and where located
  • Whether class spares are new or reconditioned

ELECTRICAL STORES/WORKSHOP – The electrical workshop is to be inspected and a list of equipment installed made. The electrical spare parts store is to be inspected. List:

  • Condition of workshop and store
  • Coating of both areas
  • Condition of coatings
  • Complete list of spare parts available
  • Complete list of parts under overhaul
  • Complete list of spares stored in this area
  • Complete list of consumables

GENERAL – Make a list of:

  • Firefighting equipment on board
  • Safety equipment on board
  • Lifeboats and liferafts on board
  • Condition of lifeboats and liferafts
  • Condition of lights
  • Condition of emergency batteries
  • Condition of radio batteries

TANK SOUNDINGS – all consumable liquids are to be measured and listed as being on board. When sounding fuel oil tanks, water finding paste is to be used. List:

  • Each tank dipped, its content and specific gravity
  • Each tank gauged, its content and specific gravity
  • All drums that are full, their contents, and their specific gravity