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Condition Surveys

Condition surveys or pre-purchase surveys are carried out on all merchant vessels.

Condition surveys ascertain the overall technical and operational condition of a vessel (including its certification status) and if required make a risk assessment and evaluation of possible repairs required or maintenance backlogs.

A thorough report and clear overview of findings and conclusion is supplied within the time frame required by the client.


Banks, ship owners, investment funds, KG houses, underwriters, capital procurement -agencies, courts etc.

Scope of inspection

Thorough examination of the ships' main accessible areas such as cargo area, ballast tanks, engine / service rooms, bridge, decks, shell plating, cabins, public rooms etc.

Assessment and technical evaluation

Examination of ship certificates, class files, maintenance documentation and operation documentation.


A detailed statement including the nomination of all technical ship data, validity of certificates, class files, maintenance documentation, measurements, oil analyses etc. (as far as aforementioned items are available).

Detailed description of the condition of all inspected areas.

Rating system giving clients a clear impression of the found condition.

Assessment of possible repairs or maintenance backlog including cost estimation.

Assessment of possible risks and compliance with forthcoming regulations.

Comprehensive photo documentation.

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Bernd Holst