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On-Hire Surveys / Off-Hire Surveys and Suitability

On-Hire Surveys / Off-Hire Surveys

On-Hire Surveys / Off-Hire Surveys and Suitability

On-Hire Surveys or Off-Hire Surveys of vessels or marine structures may be considered as an independent snap-shot of the condition of a vessel at a particular time and location in the commercial operation of the vessel. The surveys are usually undertaken immediately before the vessel is delivered into a Charter, or immediately prior to redelivery from a Charter and serve to eliminate ambiguity in the vessel’s condition at these times. Such surveys allow the ship owner and the charterer to agree on responsibility for repairs.

Prior to chartering a vessel, it is often prudent to request a “suitability” survey. These surveys are performed by Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants with the purpose of ensuring that a ship or boat is suitable for the intended purposes of the charterer. By performing such surveys future problems can be avoided and operational downtime or lack of efficiency can be avoided. Suitability surveys can also identify possible operational or safety issues should a boat which is unsuitable for the intended purpose be selected for charter.

Damage Surveys

Larsens Marine Surveyors and Consultants provide a comprehensive service if your vessel has been in an accident.

Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants can assist with both minor and major incidents. It is a sad fact of life that accidents and incidents occur and that these can lead to damages to a vessel. However, damage can also be caused by neglect, lack of knowledge or lack of maintenance.

Whatever the circumstances Larsen Marine Surveyors & Consultants can perform damage surveys which shall identify the extent of damage and also provide recommendations on the need for repairs. As consultants we can advise and assist in communication with the Flag State and Coastal State Administrations as well as in discussions with the vessels Classification Society, underwriters and other concerned parties. Find out more here.

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