are required for a number of reasons and as a consequence the form
of the survey and subsequent report will vary according to the requirement.
GLAFCOS MARINE forward
three basic types of survey, but in all cases the precise requirements
are tailored to suit those of the client.
- Our rapid
and competitive service includes an independent and factual report,
produced in confidence, providing a clear, concise indication
of the vessel's condition.
- Our flexibility
enables us to offer suitable surveys for any vessel regardless
of type, size, age or class.
type of survey carried out in ships sale/purchase transactions where
time is a very limiting constraint and offers are valid for a short
In such a case a so-called "Superficial Survey"
to evaluate the condition of the ship and its associated machinery,
has often to be performed at very short notice. This survey based
mainly on visual observations of parts of the ship during a relatively
rapid tour. Our surveyors are able to get an overall impression
which allows them, through their experience, to make intelligent
guesses for the part not surveyed at the appropriate depth and most
important, to convey these impressions and judgements to the prospective
owners through GLAFCOS MARINE
developed standard formulas report.
For the client the overall condition hence the
value of the ship and the costs of the required repairs are crucial
items when considering a counteroffer to the seller's asking price.
As a guideline, and wherever possible, the following
are examined and their condition reported on:
- Shell &
- Cargo gear
- Fire and
- Mast houses
- Cargo holds
and other spaces
and mooring equipment
and internal coating systems
and auxiliary machinery and their associated equipment are also
reported on and where possible seen in a running condition. In addition,
trading documents will be examined and manning levels, fuel consumption
figures, status of classification and statutory surveys, validity
of certificates and logbook entries reported on.
type of survey is a more extensive survey more suitable, for example,
for assessing the viability of extending a vessel's useful life,
specifying required major repairs or carrying out conversions.
In addition to those items covered in the previous type, this survey
is based in more detailed, close-up, examinations of each part and
involves testing of electrical systems, machinery and equipment
and further assessment of the structure by thickness determination,
also examination of under-water parts of the hull, rudder and propeller
can be required.
- When a
ship suffers damage there are several options open to the owner
depending on the extent of the damage. The opinion, advice and
technical judgements of a GLAFCOS MARINE's
surveyor can be crucial when such incidents occur to determine
the most appropriate remedial action.
- Our surveyors
has the potential to judge and decide in connection with class
surveyors and/or other parties surveyors, either fully immediate
repair or propose temporary repairs to achieve seaworthiness which
postpone repairing the damage until arrangements have been made
to have them done at a more convenient time and place.
surveys, with the owner's consent, may also be undertaken on behalf
of insurance companies, under-writers and third parties.
matter the type of survey GLAFCOS MARINE
assigns a multi-disciplined person or team to attend it. Bare in
mind that all GLAFCOS MARINE
surveyors are fully equipped with portable PC's and printers as
well as with ultrasonic thickness measurement instruments and their
qualifications include but not limited to Naval Architect and Marine
Engineers university degrees and approvals at an industrial standard
for non-destructive testing.