Bunker Audits / ROBs and quantity verification
We carry out internal bunker audits, detective, and quantity verification surveys; bunkers and condition ON-HIRE or OFF-HIRE Surveys at Delivery and Re-Delivery of Charters. We at MARiTECH COMMERCIAL, Inc. offer independent and accurate quantity measurement service for marine fuels oil bunkers. We provide complete documentation for each surveys to support any claims to quality disputes. We also carry out pre-delivery tank measurements on both the bunker tanker and the receiving vessel.
We carry out INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL BUNKER AUDITS / SURVEYS for major dry cargo, tanker and container carriers in the world and have detected several MAGIC PIPES and several other techniques currently used by ships for hiding bunkers.
Cargo Out-Turn and HEAVY LIFT SECURING Surveys
We provide hatch steel opening and outturn surveys in addition to damage surveys and follow up claim investigations. We provide services as port Captain to expedite loading or discharge or cargo and are able to Survey of SECURING HEAVY LIFTS FOR OCEAN VOYAGES STOW PLANNING.
On-Hire and Off-Hire Condition Surveys documented with photographs at the time of delivery or re-delivery
As experienced seafarers, chief engineers, and master mariners, we have the ability to report on the nature, extent and cause of hull damage and can make recommendations for repairs. We can organize shore workshops/shipyards to carry out or coordinate major repairs/Dry-docking and Class certifications
Salvage and surveys of Ocean going vessels, after grounding, fire, collisions, dock damage
Draft Surveys are carried to determine the actual weight of the cargo aboard the vessel. With freight rates at a very high level carrying out a proper Draft Surveys can save substantial costs for the interested party and avoid claims which inevitably result from quantity disputes.
Legal and Expert Witness
* Sworn in as Expert witness – on transportation in general and carriage of Steel cargoes specifically by U.S.D.C. Eastern District LA 96-2528 in MUSINI Vs IRON TOI et al.
* Towing and transportation of containerized cargoes in USDC EDLA 98-3067 Sea-Land Services, Inc. V. Columbia Coastal Transport et al.
* DOCK DAMAGE USDC CIVIL ACTION 06-6670 CARGILL INCORPORATED Vs M/V KOPALNIA RYDULTOWY et al.
* USDC CIVIL ACTION NO.: 1:05CV477-LG-RHW,in the matter of Signal International L.L.C. petitioning from limitation of Liability Vs Mississippi Department of transport.
* Reviewed several cases and written several Expert Witness reports and have given depositions.
Pre-Club Entry and Follow-up Condition Surveys
Conducted for NEPIA, SKULD, GARD, RAETSCLUB HYDRA and other P & I clubs.
Pre-Purchase Condition Surveys
This involves thorough visual inspection of ship’s Hull, Deck Areas, Machinery, Cargo spaces, Ballast tanks, Certification and any area of special interest to the buyer. In view of sophisticated and specialized equipment and processes on board it requires detailed knowledge of ship’s structure and machinery. All surveyors at MARiTECH COMMERCIAL, Inc. have had a long and varied experience on board sea going ships as Masters or Chief Engineers and understand the intricacies involved.
Our detailed reports includes:
*Hold Cleaning: Recommending procedures to ship crews and if deficient of time and resources to shore crews on proper techniques to expedite hold cleaning from various bulk commodities to grain and Green Delayed Calcined and non-calcined petroleum Coke, and vice versa.
*Hatch Cover Water Tightness Tests :Inspection of water-tightness of cargo hold hatch covers using Ultrasonic Bulk Generator and Portascanner and/or Hose tests and/or Chalk tests.
Pre-Charter Inspection for vessels going on Long Term Charters