Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)

The ECDIS is considered an important milestone for shipping and within the IMO framework for E navigation defined as “the  harmonized  collection, integration,  exchange,  presentation  and analysis of marine information on board and ashore by electronic means to enhance berth to berth navigation  and  related  services  for  safety  and  security  at  sea  and  protection  of  the  marine environment.”

It is no surprise that with The ECDIS installation schedule having passed end in July 2018, most ships have thus made the transition from paper to digital navigation.

MAGNETIC PARTICLE INSPECTION

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 SHIP SURVEYS – WHEN ONE LEG IS IN THE GRAVEYARD

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.

JOINT SURVEY OF 20’ LEAKING CONTAINER AND CROSS STUFFED INTO A SOUND CONTAINER.

This is to certify that the undersigned Independent Ship and Marine Surveyors, at the request of cargo underwriter attended a joint survey with the surveyor representing from the Carriers at Container Terminal-2, Jebel Ali, Dubai, in order to attend the alleged leaking 20’container discharged from a vessel to determine the cause, nature and extent of leaking from the container.

Accordingly, a joint survey was scheduled between Constellation Marine Services on behalf of the Cargo Underwriter and Carrier’s Surveyor at Container Terminal-2, Jebel Ali Port, Dubai, UAE.

ULTRASONIC LEAK DETECTION (ULD)

Damage to cargo due to sea water ingression during marine transportation have resulted in huge loss and big claims. Losses were not limited to the commercial value of the cargo but also to the relation between the shipper-carrier-charterer-consignee.

Have you thought if the risk of these losses can be reduced?

If not, then here is how we serve you to reduce the risk of water ingression.

We Constellation Marine Service can provide the ULD Testing of the cargo hold before the vessel sails from load port with almost no time loss due to testing and provide an opportunity to identify the point of leak and assist in rectifying the leak point at no cost of time loss at load port.

CARGO HOLD CLEANLINESS INSPECTION

We, Constellation Marine Services LLC as independent ship and marine surveyors, often get nominations from our principals to carry out Hold Cleanliness inspections. Recently we got a nomination from one of our clients to carry out Hold cleanliness Inspection on board 34778 GRT Bulk carrier and report on its fitness to load intended cargo (PRILLED/GRANULAR UREA). Our Naval Architect/Marine Surveyor upon in receipt of instruction, arranged to attend an inspection on board the subject vessel at Anchorage.