Marine Surveys

Here at Noosa Marine Repairs we do all types of Marine Surveys.

we can:

  • Conduct surveys throughout the ship’s life (building new ship, annual survey, interim survey, special survey) to ensure standards are maintained;
  • Perform inspections required by domestic statutes and international conventions by the International Maritime Organization (IMO);
  • Witness tests and operation of emergency and safety machinery and equipment;
  • Measure ships for tonnage and survey them for load line assignment;
  • Attend court as an expert witness and assist in coroner’s inquiries;
  • Investigate marine accidents.
  • There many types of marine surveyors & here at Noosa Marine Repairs we can arrange surveys for all types of vessels & requirements.Below are some examples of the types of surveyor classifications:

    Government surveyor

    A government surveyor performs ship registration surveys, surveys of foreign-going ships and local craft, and generally enforces ship safety standards to insure marine industrial safety. Government-appointed marine surveyors, also called marine inspectors in some countries, belong to two groups that are not mutually exclusive: Flag State surveyors report to the government with whom the vessel is registered, and Port State surveyors report to the government into whose territory the vessel has entered. The Port State surveyors usually have the authority to detain vessels considered to have defects that may result in adverse impacts on life or the environment. Based on their government’s legal framework, Flag State surveyors can impose conditions on the vessel such that failure to comply will result in the registration of the vessel being suspended or withdrawn. In this event, the vessel will find it almost impossible to trade.

    Classification surveyor

    A classification surveyor inspects ships to make sure that the ship, its components and machinery are built and maintained according to the standards required for their class. Classification surveyors often have two roles: one is as a representative of the classification society; and the other as an inspector on behalf of the country with which the vessel is registered (the flag state). The classification role is to ensure that during construction the vessel initially complies with the classification society’s rules for construction and outfitting, and thereafter is maintained fit to proceed trading. The Flag State role is based on a clear set of guidelines issued by the registering country. On satisfactory completion of any survey, the classification surveyor makes recommendations to the classification society and/or the flag state. These may be that the vessel has a clean bill of health, or that various defects must be corrected within a given time.
    Increasingly, both government and classification surveyors are becoming involved in confirming compliance with international treaties associated with such things as pollution, international security, and safety management schemes. They may also examine cargo gear to ensure that it meets various requirements or regulations. Government and classification surveyors are usually marine professionals mariners, such as a qualified ship’s master, engineer, naval architect or radio officer.

    Private surveyor

    A private marine surveyor may be asked to carry out a wide range of tasks, including examining ships’ cargoes or on board conditions such as fuel quality; investigating accidents at sea (e.g., oil spillages or failure of machinery or structures which are not considered to be critical); and preparing accident reports for insurance purposes, and conducting draught surveys to analyse how much cargo has been lost or gained.
    Private surveyors also carry out condition surveys or pre-purchase surveys to determine the condition of the ship prior to charter or an acquisition. Many companies as P&I clubs, ship-owners, brokers, etc. employ or contract the services of a private marine surveyor in order to determine the condition of the ship.
    Many traditional companies conduct private surveys. Examples include Bureau Veritas (BV), International Registries of Shipping, Iamsa Bureau of Shipping, Lloyd Registers, Lloyd’s Agency Network, ANCO, Global Maritime, Bul Mar Prof, DNV, NKK, LOC and others.

    Yacht and small craft surveyor

    Yacht and small craft (Y&SC) surveyors specialize in inspecting smaller vessels that are most often used for pleasure boating (both power and sail). Y&SC surveyors may be employed directly by larger marine insurance companies, but most often they are independent practitioners. Since using boats for pleasure (or “yachting”) is a relatively recent phenomena, having only been widely practised for the last century or so, Y&SC surveying has many unique aspects that are not shared with the more traditional forms of marine surveying described above.

    So whatever your marine surveying needs Noosa Marine Repairs can help, just give us a call & we can arrange professional marine surveying for your vessel.

    Call us on 0414634650 to arrange a survey for your boat.