Cargo Pre-Shipment Surveys

Holds & hatch covers visual inspection, including hatch covers water tightness test by hose test. If any deficiency is found during holds & hatch covers survey, the same is being advised to the Master for rectification before commencement of cargo loading operation. Inspection at cargo stockyard if appropriate, visual inspection of the cargo & storage conditions. Inspection on the cargo alongside the vessel, if any discrepancy is observed, the same is being advised to the Master before the cargo being loaded on board with discrepancies.

Assist the Master if the unsound cargo will be re-placed with sound ones, otherwise to issue discrepancy lists in daily basis. Monitoring the whole course of cargo loading operation and establish the exact condition of the loaded cargo. Monitoring lashing / securing & dunnaging operations Assist the Master in causing Mate’s Receipts & Bill of Ladings reflecting the actual condition of the loaded cargoes.