On hire / off hire survey

On-hire / off-hire surveys have the purpose of determining the condition of a ship or vessel at the time of delivery or re-delivery. The condition survey is usually followed by a bunker survey to determine the quantity of Fuel Oil or Diesel Oil remaining on board at the time of delivery or re-delivery.

On Hire / Off Hire Survey

We can attend any type of ship or vessel, to check all the items requested by our clients in an on hire / off hire inspection.

We carry on hire / off hire surveys on behalf of charterers or owners, appointed by a wide range of companies: Global Ship Inspection CompaniesShip Managers, Ship Operators, Ship Owners, Ship Brokers, Charterers, Local Agents, Insurance Companies, etc.

On Hire / Off Hire scope

We can either attend the ship on arrival or at the end of the operations, depending on our client’s requirements.
On hire / off hire survey is focused in vessel’s cargo spaces, holds, hatch covers, decks, weather-tight, cranes, etc. But also can concern documentation, class certificates, engine spaces, performance reports, structural and watertight integrity, system installations, operation condition, and grade of maintenance.

Cargo Hold visual inspection before loading, during an On Hire Condition Survey.
Testing opening / closing hatch covers during an On Hire Condition Survey.

Complementary Services

Along with on on-hire / off-hire condition survey, it is very usual to require a bunker survey. With bunker survey, the surveyor certificates the amount of Fuel Oil and Marine Diesel Oil on board at the time of delivery or re-delivery.

Sometimes, at the request of our client, we can also carry out an ultrasonic test to assess the water tightness of the hatch covers. This may be of interest in case of an on-hire survey carried out on behalf of the Charterer.

AB SURVEYORS owns calibrated Cygnus Ultrasonic Equipment and a specific operator training course.