On/Off hire surveys note the condition of the vessel at the commencement or completion of a charter. Those surveys are performed either before the vessel is delivered into a charter, or redelivered from a charter.
The survey report includes a description of condition and cleanliness vessel's cargo spaces, deck areas equipment condition, bunkers on board, listing of the vessel's statutory certificates.
The condition survey is performed with the purpose of inspecting and recording the current condition of the loading gear, cargo holds and hatches of the vessel. Visual inspections of these places are preformed to identify any damages present prior to vessel is going on/off hire.
Bunker survey is performed to determinate quantities of Heavy Fuel Oil and Marine Diesel Oil onboard of the vessel. Values determined at the time of measurement are recalculated to obtain real bunkers quantities at delivery/redelivery time and place
Check of vessel’s certificates is performed to obtain issue dates, places, issuing authorities and expiry dates of main vessels certificates.