Ship pre-purchase inspection

Ship pre-purchase inspection is one of the most exhaustive types of inspections. The scope is the full inspection of the ship, supplemented by special areas of concern or any client’s needs.

Ship pre-purchase inspection

We can attend any type of ship, tanker, bulk carrier, container ship, ferry, ro-ro, car-carriers, livestock vessel, etc., to carry out a pre-purchase inspection to assess the condition of the ship before being purchased.

We carry out ship pre-purchase inspections on behalf of buyers, appointed by a wide range of companies: Global Inspection Companies, Ship Managers, Ship Operators, Ship Owners, Ship Brokers, S&P Companies, etc.

Ship pre-purchase inspection scope

Ship pre-purchase inspection involves the complete inspection of the ship:

    • Hull, decks and deck machinery.
    • Cargo spaces, equipment, and machinery.
    • Bridge, navigation, and communication equipment
    • Accommodation spaces.
    • Ballast tanks and void spaces.
    • Engine Room and all machinery spaces.
    • LSA and FFE.
    • Technical documentation and maintenance records.
    • Statutory and Class certificates.
    • Specific buyer’s requirements to target.
Indent in a side ballast water tank, found during a chemical tanker pre-purchase survey.
Fuel Oil Purifiers condition during a ship pre-purchase inspection.

Complementary Services

To complement a ship pre-purchase inspection,  we can carry out different types of specific inspections, regarding on main concerns and client’s requirements. Sometimes, at the request of our client, we can also carry out an ultrasonic  test to assess the water tightness of the hatch covers or the watertight doors. AB SURVEYORS owns calibrated Cygnus Ultrasonic Equipment and a specific operator training course.