LPG Carriers brief overview
LPG carriers breif overview: One of the stars of the Constellation Marine Service team is a Gas Tanker Master mariner who has sailed on board LPG carriers with reputed companies like A.P. Moller Maersk and MOL ships. He has also sailed onboard oil tankers and different ship types with Maersk. Based on his LPG Carriers experience of 9 years including 2 years master’s experience, a brief overview of LPG carrier and its operations are highlighted by him below to some extent.
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Inspection of cargo tanks for potential oil cargo discrepancy
We as Independent Marine Consultants received a nomination from one of our overseas Principals in order to assess the potential cargo contamination (First foot sample of the cargo loaded being off spec) of petroleum cargo.
Inspection of cargo tanks -background
Our registered marine surveyor (tanker expert) boarded the vessel & met the Master & Chief Officer and explained the purpose of our visit, the master handed requested documents over to our surveyor for his perusal.
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Loss prevention and pre entry condition survey for underwriters
Loss prevention as the name suggest is an essential aspect to help determine the procedures & equipment which need potential improvements on board to prevent the third party losses for P & I clubs. Pre entry condition survey is performed to analyze the condition of the vessel prior to insuring them. We, Constellation Marine Surveyors are an approved surveying company by most of the international group of P&I clubs to carry out the loss prevention and pre entry condition survey on their behalf. We also are nominated by a number of leading H&M underwriters to carry out the pre-risk inspections.
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Tampering of uti- another cause of bunker dispute
Bunker investigation survey of apparent discrepancy in received and supplied figures.
Upon receiving the nomination for the bunker quantity survey, we contacted the local agent for the vessels ETA and attended the bunker survey accordingly.
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