The purpose of the survey is principally determining the actual condition of the vessel supporting with photos, reporting existing extent of damages, other than fair wear and tear, which may have occurred to the ship between two dates, usually those of the commencement and termination of charter. Whilst the determination of damage is principle purpose of the two requisite reports, one being at the on hire survey and the other at the off hire survey, there are often three other requirements
These requirements for off hire / on hire condition survey are;
The survey and checking of documents and certificates
The survey establishment of quantities of fuel and stores on board
Sometimes the survey establishment of the cleanliness of the cargo spaces
VTS provide On hire / Off hire survey inconformity with above.
Visually inspection of vessel holds, main deck and cargo working areas are performed to identify any damage present prior to the vessel going on hire or off hire. This survey is carried out by our Master Mariner experienced surveyors.
VTS marine surveyors visit vessel minimum one day before the completion of discharging operation to determine damages (if any) to protect clients benefits.
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VTS Shipping Industrial Trade Limited Company