This inspection is conducted to the vessel at the beginning and/or end of the chartering and aims at checking the overall condition of the vessel.
The on/off hire condition survey is an inspection of vessel’s holds, main deck, cargo working areas and external shell plating. It is performed in order to identify any damage present prior to the vessel going on/off hire.
By doing it repetitively for many years, our surveyors became experts in analysing a vessel. The eyes of an experienced professional inspect every bulkhead, ladder, pipe, corrugate, lower and upper hoppers, bilge, tank top plating, manhole, hatch coaming, hatch covers and many other structures.
Globe international Marine & Cargo Surveys start the attendances of on/off hire condition surveys at berthing time, before the commencement of loading operation, or, at the end of a discharging operation, in order to inspect the holds without cargo inside to be more precise.
Our company details the findings of the inspection in the Survey Report that includes the anomalies found, general particulars of the vessel, relevant documents and a photography list showing the actual condition of the vessel. Seatech works to issue the Survey Report within three days after the completion of inspection.
This survey is compared with the previous condition survey carried out to the vessel, in order to determine if new damage have occurred to the vessel from cargo operations and/or stevedores damage.