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On and Off Hire Surveys

A well-established, independent and impartial company, Weselmann is often appointed to conduct on-hire or off-hire surveys.

We assess and thoroughly document the condition of the vessel or barge. On-hire or off-hire condition inspections include consumables such as bunker, lube oils, water, parts etc.

All assessments are on behalf of the charter or the owner or in some cases on behalf of both parties.

Scope of assessment

Visual examination at the time of delivery or redelivery of a vessel to/from a time charter.

Verification of documents and certificates.

Corroboration of quantities of fuel and stores on board.

If required, inspection of the cleanliness of the cargo spaces.


Inspection report includes detailed description of a vessel’s cargo spaces/deck areas structural state, cargo space cleanliness, bunkers on board, citation of the vessel’s statutory certificates, portable securing equipment etc.

Relevant reports and ROBs signed and stamped by our surveyor and crew or another party.

Your Contact

Bernd Holst