Vessel Pre-purchase Inspection

We offer pre-purchase vessel condition assessment services on major ports around the world. Our global network of expert ship inspectors enables us to appoint the best inspector nearest to the inspection port without any overhead cost. We have delivered this service in over 75 countries

Our inspectors have Chief Engineer and Technical Superintendent backgrounds and conduct the most efficient yet detailed assessments of the vessel condition. With unbiased assessment and judgment, they help to identify businesses’ exposure to potential risks from the purchase of second-hand vessels. 

What is a Vessel Pre-purchase Inspection?

Sinotech Marine’s Pre-purchase Inspections are used by Shipbrokers, Shipowners, Banks, and Financiers to gain a full insight into the vessel’s condition, and to mitigate the significant financial risks when acquiring a vessel. It is best to have an independent professional ship inspection for the Pre-purchase assessment of a secondhand Shipping Assets. Sinotech Marine provides thorough and data-driven vessel condition assessment that enables our clients to make intelligent investment decisions. 

Due to our large network of inspectors globally, located across 74 countries, we are able to deliver vessel inspection service with high efficiency. Our entire process through appointing an inspector to the final report is standardized to bring a reliable and accurate assessment of vessel conditions to our clients. Our standardized reports provide our clients with an opportunity to make faster investment decisions as they can easily compare multiple target vessels to common & detailed assessment criteria.

Our handpicked ship inspectors receive thorough and regular training from our team of experts to keep their knowledge up-to-date with the latest industry requirements. 

Vessel’s unpredictable port schedules make inspection coordination very complex. Our dedicated operation team provides 24 x 7 service coordination to ensure that the inspector gets sufficient time to assess the ship. 

Prior to the inspection, our technical team conducts background research into the vessel (using previous surveys, PSC & Class records & other available sources) to identify areas that require extra attention during the inspection.  

Our standard vessel pre-purchase inspections typically take 10-12 hours of visual examination onboard followed by a review of vessel performance records. However, if the vessel stays in the port for a shorter period, we try to accommodate such cases by appointing two inspectors. 

Our ship inspection entails a very thorough investigation of over 500+ identifiers that we look for to give the most accurate vessel grading and condition assessment. 

Our inspector updates our technical team prior to disembarking the vessel to ensure all crucial aspects of assessment are covered. We then deliver a preliminary report along with the ship photographs, within 24 hours of the inspector’s disembarkation. The preliminary report has enough information and insights to be used as a decision-making tool. 

Within 72 hours of delivering the preliminary report, we provide our clients with a full report that is more detailed, highly accurate & technical. We remain available to our clients to answer any questions they may have after the delivery of the final report, and we are proud to say we have over 98% customer retention rate. 

Source: Sinotech Marine Media

 

 

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