When a ship is placed under the ownership of the charterer, the charterer takes over the bunkers that are on board, upon delivery or commencement of the charter. When the ship is redelivered to the owner, the owner takes over the remaining bunkers on board. Sometimes, disputes arise between the owner and the charterer regarding the bunker quantity and condition during the transition.
On-hire and off-hire surveys help minimize any disputes between owners and charterers. The survey reports are a vital consideration to gain insurance in case of any liabilities. The Viswa Groups’ on/off hire surveys inspect vessels’ overall condition, cargo spaces/deck areas structural condition, cargo space cleanliness, bunkers on board, listing of the vessel’s statutory certificates, portable securing equipment, etc. to identify any discrepancies and ensure clients have the correct information on hand.
On/Off Hire surveys are performed along with condition surveys either before the vessel is delivered to a charterer, or re-delivered to the owner. They provide vessel owners, charterers, and underwriters with an unbiased and independent report on vessel’s overall condition, seaworthiness, operating procedures, and crew training and safety awareness.
The Viswa Group has an unprecedented track record of performing detailed inspections that go beyond conventional testing. Our highly-skilled independent surveys have immense industry knowledge and expertise and are known to provide accurate information and practical solutions to our valued clients in the Marine Industry.
Since On/Off Hire Surveys are given high importance during insurance claims, it is critical that the survey is performed by an independent surveyor who will present timely and unbiased findings in terms of actual condition, recommendations, and work required by the charter party.
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With 30 years of experience, The Viswa Group has an extensive track record in testing and inspection services. We carry out comprehensive inspection to capture accurate information, determine the root cause of damage (if any), and provide practical solutions for each and every problem our clients face.