Marine Surveying has a noble history that goes back hundreds if not thousands of years. As long as there have been boats and ships, there have been people who specialized in inspecting them for their quality and safety and the quality and safety of their crews and cargoes. Over the past few hundred years, as ships and shipping technology began to evolve as a major source of transportation and commerce, Marine Surveying has emerged as a well-defined profession with its own principles, practices, societies and ethical codes.
Marine Surveyor is a person who conducts inspections, surveys or examinations of marine vessels to assess, monitor and report on their condition and the products they carry. Marine Surveyors also inspect equipment intended for new or existing vessels to ensure compliance with various standards or specifications. Marine surveys typically include the structure, machinery and equipment (navigational, safety, radio, etc.) and general condition of a vessel. It also includes judging materials on board and their condition.
A Cargo surveyor is normally appointed by the Cargo Owner or vessel's Charterer, mostly for Bulk or Grain Cargo. His job is to perform the draft survey to determine the actual cargo loaded on board. He also confirms that the vessel is acceptable to load a particular cargo and loading is performed according to the law and is within the loadable limits The vessel safety is also ascertained which includes momentum due to cargo shift which may render the vessel unsafe during the passage.
We at Noah's Ark Solutions Pty. Ltd., are here to offer you marine and cargo related services at Australian ports including (but not limited to) Fremantle, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Port Kembla, Bunbury and Geraldton.