Steel Preshipment Surveys - A Guide to Good Practice

Author(s)                 Atrhtur Sparks
Publisher North of England P&I Association
Date 2009
Pages 34
Format pdf
Size 4.4 Mb

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   Here is a unique perfectly illustrated guidance booklet specifically designed to assist the marine surveyors and ship masters worldwide in checking the shipping documentation and make sure that is adequately describes the apparent order and technical condition of the steel when the cargo is loaded. The publication recommends its readers a set of eighteen standard surface condition clauses supplemented with the sixteen mechanical damage clauses translated into eleven languages. The booklet is also intended to provide detailed guidance  related to the inspection of the openings located on the weather deck. Most of the steel products easily rust and bend when they are carried at sea, in particular. The owners and operators of he vessels are usually there on the firing line should the bent and rusted steel cargo arrive at the destination port. This has resulted in the necessity of the regularly conducted pre-shipment surveys of the steel cargo in order to ensure that the bills of lading and mate's receipts, as applicable, are accurately and clearly describing both condition and apparent order of the steel cargo at the time of taking it on board the vessel. The marine surveyors also look at the weathertightness plus the ventilation arrangements of the holds intended for the transportation of the steel cargoes...

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