Cargo Suitability Surveys

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NCB Cargo suitability surveys are generally conducted on behalf of insurers to determine “cargo-worthiness” of vessels for high value or project cargo critical / key item shipments, or for chartered vessels, or for vessels under consideration for charter, that fall outside of insurance policy conditions

Cargo suitability surveys may consist of Desk-Top vetting and / or Physical Inspection. Desk-Top vetting generally entails the review of specific risk factors to determine perceived level of risk associated with a particular vessel. If the risk associated with a vessel is considered to be high or falls outside of a client’s standard, a physical inspection may be warranted to determine the relative safety and fitness of a vessel for carriage of a subject cargo on a particular voyage.

Physical inspections may include the following (as applicable for intended cargo):

  • Review of statutory certificates and compliance
  • Review of stability requirements, lifting capacity, deck strength, and ballasting capability
  • Review of manning and crew competencies; navigation and communication; fire protection; and machinery spaces and equipment
  • Inspection of cargo holds for cleanliness and structural /water tight integrity

These inspections may be tailored to a client’s specific requirements as warranted.

Please contact Captain Scott Brown for more information.

Key Contact

Captain Scott Brown
Deputy Chief Surveyor
498 Wando Park Blvd.
Suite 1125
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel: (843) 849-6374
Cell: (843) 870-5068

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