Pre-Purchase Inspection/Condition Survey PPI/CS

SCOPE: To provide the needed information regards on/off hire contract negotiation, financing projects, chartering or change of owner.

Our PPI/CS is carried out afloat and is limited to one day of effective inspection. The service is subject to our clients' requirements but normally we refer to our PPI/CS procedures. The service provide the information required with regards on/off hire contract negotiation, financing projects, chartering or change of owner. Vessels are inspected by one or two members of our staff.

Our PPI/CS report utilizes the guidelines of the most important P&I Club, taking into account and incorporating the betterments of other guiding principles offered by many other P&I facilities, Class Societies, Flag States, etc.. Our surveyors are also ISM Auditors certified by IRCA (U.K.)



The survey will include a visual inspection and usually we cover the following:

Section 1 Summary of survey and condition of vessel
Section 2 Publications and Statutory Certificates
Section 3 Management, Records and Manning
Section 4 Ship structure: External hull and superstructure, anchors, chains, windlass,
Ballast tanks, Deck equipment.
Section 5 Hatch covers, Derricks & Cranes and Holds, Cargo equipment
Section 6 Engine room, Machinery and Bunkering, Bilges, running hours if the main and auxiliary engines
Section 7 Bridge and Navigation
Section 8 Communications, antennas
Section 9 Life Saving Apparatus /Fire Fighting Equipment
Section 10 General items, crew accommodation spaces
Section 11 ISM Items, ISPS Code items, Ship and machinery log books
Section 12 Defect list and Condition Statement
Section 13 Annexes: Ship's plans, Deflection reports, Spares reports,
last cargo voyages, etc.
Section 14 Pictures

In order to establish the current status regards with present international standards, all Statutory documents will be examined and will be included in the final report.

Our service includes an special Preliminary Report of Condition PRC, sent by e mail including relevant pictures. This PRC is sent 24 hours after concluded the PPI/CS. The Final report is elaborated by our staff and sent by courier 5 days after to our customer offices.

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