We, Constellation Marine Services LLC as independent ship and marine surveyors, get nominations from our principals to carry out Magnetic Particle testing. Recently we got a nomination from one of our clients to carry out Magnetic Particle testing on board the semi-submersible to test the welded joints/weld bevel of sea fastening. Our Naval Architect/Marine Surveyor upon in receipt of instruction, arranged to attend an inspection on board the subject vessel at Anchorage.
Demolition voyages surveys, leading to an issuance of a certificate of approval or sail away permission, either under own steam, or towed, are perhaps the most testing for a marine surveyor.
The challenges involved with a perceived increase in risk, compliance with regulations, commercial pressures through cash buyers, re-flagging, re-classing and approvals, pose a challenge to the surveyors acumen, knowledge and to a large extent, his integrity.