Commercial Vessels

If you are a shipping company / ship owner then we offer a range of services to the commercial sector including MCA commercial compliance, on-off hire surveys and pre-purchase surveys amongst others. All services are tailored uniquely to each instruction, so whatever your requirement, we can help.

We offer a wide variety of services to the commercial sector to suit strict and often last-minute schedules, financial constraints and client requirements. Please follow the links below to view our commercial survey services:

Draught and Bunker Survey

We offer a comprehensive draught and bunker survey for all commercial vessels recording the cargo state of the vessel on arrival and again on departure. All tank levels are inspected and recorded with a certificate issued to validate the fuel level before and after bunkering for both types of survey with an additional certificate stating the weight of cargo loaded or discharged for a draught survey.

On / Off Hire Surveys

We undertake on hire and off hire surveys on behalf vessel owners, managing agents and charterers. These surveys are completed before and after a charter period in order to provide an independent and impartial evaluation of the vessel's condition with full photographic reports and costs apportioned in relation to consumables and damages.


We offer a range of marine stability services for all types of commercial and private vessels. Stability assessment is generally undertaken to satisfy class and commercial requirements.

MCA Commercial Compliance

We are authorised by the International Institute of Marine Surveying (I.I.M.S.), Certifying Authority to undertake MCA commercial compliance examinations in accordance with MGN 280.

Tonnage Measurement Survey

As members of the International Institute of Marine Surveying Certifying Authority and approved by the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association, we offer a tonnage measurement service in accordance with the Merchant Shipping (Tonnage) Regulations 1997. We employ a recognised measurement system and submit our recorded particulars to the Certifying Authority who produce the vessel's tonnage certificate for registration purposes.

Marine Engineering Inspection

We have unrivalled expertise in the inspection of all main and auxiliary machinery used in the marine industry. We can carry out mechanical inspections to determine the condition of a mechanical installation or the cause of malfunction and damage.

Pre-Purchase Surveys

Thinking of purchasing a vessel? Click here to see our list of pre-purchase surveys to help you make an informed decision.

All services are tailored uniquely to each instruction, please do not hesitate to contact our office on +44 (0) 2380 333307 or to discuss your specific requests. Alternatively, please click here to submit an enquiry online.

In association with the following organisations :-
2 Marine Surveying Society UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency 4  
For further information please contact our office:
Telephone: +44 (0)2380 333307 
Mobile: +44 (0)7747 014547
or +44 (0)7917 165740

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