This type of survey carried out in ships sale/purchase transactions where time is a very limiting constraint and offers are valid for a short period only.
In such a case a so-called “Superficial Survey” to evaluate the condition of the ship and its associated machinery, has often to be performed at very short notice. This survey based mainly on visual observations of parts of the ship during a relatively rapid tour.
The superficial condition survey will follow the ‘international institute of marine surveyors’ guidelines enabling the customer to formulate his own opinion regarding the condition of the vessel, over and above that of the opinion reflected by the inspector, based on the approximately 50 page report and numerous additional photographs and photocopies supplied.
On customer request the specific ballast and cargo tanks can be included in the survey.
An average inspection will take two working days on board the vessel.