Vessel and Cargo Surveys

At Seaport Marine Surveys, Inc. we provide an array of surveys for your shipping needs that include: vessel cleanliness, bulk and liquid cargo draft surveys, and tanker surveys.

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Cargo Hold Cleanliness Surveys Determine the condition of a vessel prior to or after a charter. Vessel's cargo holds, main deck, and superstructure are inspected. Pre-existing damages are noted and subsequently presented in a written report. This report is augmented with digital photographs embedded in the report. Cargoes require varying degrees of cleanliness and conditions, and with increasing bio-security protocols, it may be necessary to carry out more intensive inspections. Additional testing for salmonella may also be required and performed.
Bunker Quantity Surveys Bunker quantities can be reported as ROB (Remains on Board) at the time of survey, or calculated to the time of delivery or re-delivery. Seaport personnel can also calculate quantities of bunkers received, as well as sample the bunkers for laboratory analysis.
Tanker Surveys Determine the quantity and condition of cargo carried on board a tanker. Each cargo tank of the vessel is gauged and sampled. Tank temperature and specific gravity is determined. This data is used to calculate the quantity of cargo on board. Samples are taken for required analysis.
Vessel Draft Surveys Determine the quantity of cargo loaded or discharge by vessel displacement. Prior to loading or discharge, the vessel's draft is read and recorded. The vessel's ballast, fresh water, fuel and diesel oil quantities are determined. Utilizing this information the vessel's initial displacement is calculated. At completion of loading the same process is repeated and the final displacement is calculated. The difference between the initial and final displacement is the quantity of cargo discharged or loaded.