Vessel Pre-purchase Inspections Mar 14th, 2020

Ship Survey

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 service for Pre-purchase assessment of a secondhand Shipping Assets. Sinotech Marine, a global leader in ship inspection services, provides thorough and data-driven vessel condition assessments that enable 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 assessment criteria.

Our handpicked ship inspectors receive thorough and regular training from our team of experts, delivered through webinar programs. It helps our inspectors 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 access various areas of the ship. 

Upon receiving the inspection order, our technical team in the technical support offices make the background research into the vessel (using previous surveys, PSC & Class records & other available sources) prior to the inspection, to identify areas that require surveyor attention to 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. 

Once our inspector finishes his inspection updates our technical team prior to disembarking from the vessel to ensure all crucial aspects of assessment are covered. We first deliver a preliminary report within 24 hours along with the ship photographs, which has enough information and insights to be used as a decision-making tool. 

And later we provide our clients with a full report that is highly accurate, technical, and detailed. We remain available to our clients to answer any questions they may have after they deliver the final report, and we are proud to say we have over 98% customer retention rate. 

Source: Sinotech Marine Media




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