independent marine survey
-Why cheap shoe strings can’t be used as belts? A Case study why one should charge an appropriate fee for the scope of diligence required and risks involved during an independent Marine survey appointment.
Though the following account refers to a cargo hold condition survey, the lessons learnt by it for an independent marine surveyor apply as much to any condition or “fit for purpose” survey.
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Marine cargo inspections- during loading of heavy cargo unit in export containers
Constellation Marine Services have well trained marine cargo surveyors who can advise the client the manner, type of stow , equipment to be used in loading the heavy cargo unit and also the lashing /securing arrangement needed for the cargo to reach the same safely at the destined port. The marine cargo surveyor from Constellation Marine Services would also monitor the loading operation to ensure the cargo unit is safely loaded into the container without any untoward incident.
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Marine inspections : We are sharing our experience with the shipping community on a survey attended by constellation surveyor on a cargo of T V SETS received wet in a 1×40’ GC container .The cargo survey was carried out at the request of shipping line in response to a notification received from a cargo receiver /consignee in Dubai alleging the shipping line liable for the subject damage to their cargo received in a container shipped under B/L issued by the shipping line.
A senior surveyor from Constellation Marine Services attended the survey at the consignee’s warehouse in Jebel Ali after prior arrangement with consignee
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The objectives of the International Safety Management (ISM) code (ISM inspections) are to ensure safety at sea, prevention of human injury or loss of life and avoidance of damage to the environment and property.
It is essential that certification is up-to-date and valid. All necessary documents and manuals should be approved and on-board.
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