On / Off Hire Surveys
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We undertake on / off hire surveys on behalf of vessel owners for the purpose of defining all identifiable defects and damages present prior to charter and to subsequently identify additional issues on completion of the charter period; this allows the Owners to categorically place responsibility for additional damages onto the charterer. Bunker levels and consumables are accounted for at both inspections; the quantities consumed are calculated and ‘replacement’ costs apportioned.
We will evaluate the anticipated cost of any necessary repairs or obtain independent quotations as necessary, depending on the scale of works involved. Our service is entirely independent of any other party and is therefore invaluable for Owners, seeking to recoup costs related to charter consumables and damages.
We also undertake on / off hire surveys on behalf of vessel charterers for the purpose of indentifying damages present prior to charter and to verify bunker levels prior to charter. This protects the Charterer from false or exaggerated compensation claims from vessel Owners, by providing an independent report that ensures all accusations are justified and fair.
Our detailed on / off hire survey report provided a systematic evaluation of the vessel’s condition, listed by area and supported by a large number of colour photographs. This clearly demonstrates the scale of any damages and provides a photographic overview of all areas of the vessel, which can then utilized for comparison in the event of a dispute.
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