Pre purchase surveys are a very important aspect of the purchase of ships and boats, particularly in the second-hand market. Montenegro Marine Surveys surveyors can provide very effectively pre-purchase surveys of all vessels from small private boats to the very largest seagoing ships including General Cargo Vessels, Bulk Carriers, VLCC, LCC, and LPG Carriers.
Pre-purchase surveys performed by Montenegro Marine Surveys provide a full survey of all accessible areas of the vessel including specific areas of known permanent problems on various ship types.

Scope of Ship pre-purchase inspection
Pre-purchase inspection of a ship covers the complete inspection of the ship and her equipment:

  • Hull, decks, and superstructure;
  • Deck machinery;
  • Cargo spaces (holds/tanks), equipment and machinery;
  • Ballast tanks and void spaces;
  • Engine Room and machinery;
  • Bridge, navigation, and radio communication equipment;
  • Accommodation spaces;
  • Life Saving Appliances and Fire-fighting Equipment;
  • Statutory and Class certificates;
  • Technical documentation and maintenance records.

An effective pre-purchase survey of ships will provide to the buyer very essential information that can reduce the risks of unexpected additional repair costs, unexpected operational loose of the time and damage to the company reputation which will certainly occur when a ship is unexpectedly removed from service – particularity following a high profile or publicized purchase.

The Sea trial will be also performed with all machinery and systems operating. Sea trials are at the request of the client with the vessel operated by the owner or the owner’s authorized agent. Propulsion machinery is operated under load and all systems and components can be tested under actual sea conditions. Generally, the following activities take place:

  • The engine performances (vital parameters including vessel’s fuel oil consumption at various speeds and engine’s revolutions);
  • Steering system including Emergency Steering;
  • Maneuvering ability of the vessel;
  • The testing of Engine(s)’s Safety System including Emergency Stop and Crash Astern;
  • The testing of Diesel Generators in full load condition;
  • The testing of the Bilge Pumping System.

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