Preloading and outturn cargo condition surveys:
Particularly during discharge and loading of steel products.
Prior to discharge, upon initial opening-up of the vessel’s hatches in port, we inspect the condition and stowage of the cargo in the holds, with special attention to possible salt water and shifting damage.
Moreover, we record in our report of survey the loading port particulars; such as amongst others: the weather during loading and endorsements made by the vessel’s staff on the mate’s receipts/bills of lading regarding the preloading condition of the cargo.
Furthermore, the weather conditions during the deep sea voyage to the port(s) of discharge, and other relevant information will be noted.
In case damaged cargo is ascertained during our outturn survey, we are able to follow up the consequent survey regarding the cause and extent of the damage on behalf of the P&I Club involved.
Regarding our preloading surveys: during and prior to loading we advise the master about our findings with regard to the condition of the cargo, and subsequently assist him to endorse the governing Mate’s Receipts and/or Bills of lading.