Determine the quantity of cargo loaded or discharged by vessel displacement. Prior to loading or discharge, the vessel's draught 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 or discharge the same process is repeated and the final displacement is calculated. The difference between the initial and final displacement is the quantity of cargo loaded or discharged.


Bunker quantities are 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.

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.


Determine the extent, nature, and cause of the accident, damage, cargo contamination, and/or injury to personnel. Reports will provide associated expenses, including cost of repair and potential loss of productivity; examine accident locations and witnesses; supervise cargo transfers; and provide adequate documentation pertaining to the incident.


Cargoes require varying degrees of cleanliness and conditions, and with increasing bio-security protocols, it may be necessary to carry out more intensive inspections, including utilizing hi-reach equipment to inspect the uppermost sections of a cargo hold. Additional testing for salmonella may also be required and performed.

Additionally, water hose tests can be performed during inspections to assess the security of the cargo hold to ensure safe transit of bulk cargoes overseas.

Seaport Marine also offers virtual guidance to assist arriving vessels with cleaning routines to ensure their cargo holds are suitable for inspection and load ready.


Ensure your cargo is protected and untampered with.  Seaport Marine surveyors conduct Hatch Sealing to verify that no contamination or loss of cargo occurs during transit to discharge port. These surveys are conducted on board the vessel at the completion of loading. All cargo hold accesses, including hatch covers and man-ways, are sealed using either lock-tite seals or lead wire seals; a “Hatch Sealing Certificate” is provided to the vessel at the completion of the survey, certifying that all hatches and accesses were sealed.


Attend on site to assess the condition of heavy and valuable equipment prior to and after transferring and securing.

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