On/Off Hire Survey
On Hire / Off Hire surveys to determine the condition of a ship or vessel at the time of delivery or re-delivery, the scope is to provide detailed pre-charter or end of the charter condition.
The purpose of the on hire/off hire survey is to determine the extent of damage, other than fair wear and tear, which may occur to the ship between two dates, usually those of the commencement and termination of the charter. These surveys are very important for a client when hiring a vessel to limit their liability by ensuring that they have the correct information on the condition of the vessel.
On hire/off hire surveys are mainly focused on the condition of the cargo spaces, main deck, hatch covers, cargo system, and other areas of interest may be requested by our client, sometimes, at the request of our client, we can also carry out an ultrasonic test in order to assess the water tightness of the hatch covers or the watertight doors using Cygnus Hatch Cover test kit.
Sometimes, at the request of our client, we can also carry out an ultrasonic test in order to assess the water tightness of the hatch covers or the watertight doors.
On-hire or off-hire condition surveys will include consumables (for example bunker and water levels – ROBs) to determine the quantity of Fuel Oil or Diesel Oil remaining on board at the time of delivery or re-delivery.