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Every Maritime Company Needs a Class-Approved Marine Inspector
International Inspection offers the services of our expert marine inspectors to clients in the maritime industry. Marine vessels of all sorts — Bulk carriers, Cruise ships, Tugs and barges, container vessels, along with VLCC’s and ULCC’s (Very Large Crude Carriers and Ultra Large Crude carriers) — need regular inspections to ensure they remain Class compliant. Corrosion management and achieving the full designed service life of every vessel is essential. Ignoring or being unaware of Substantial (75% of maximum allowable) or Excessive (above Maximum allowable) Corrosion within or on a vessel can be disastrously expensive when discovered. IACS (International Association of Classification Societies), the body that oversees the maritime industry, understands this well and therefore requires that third parties regularly submit their vessels to a comprehensive survey. The maritime industry often looks to independent marine inspection companies like International Inspection to ensure their fleet stays shipshape.
International Inspection's Marine Survey Capabilities
Our team of marine inspectors examine client vessels above deck and below, from Stem to Stern, and every inch in between. Their expertise in various methods of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) allows them to exhaustively assess the condition of the assorted areas of interest on a vessel. Each of our marine inspectors is SNT-TC-1A certified as a Level II or Level III NDE technician, qualifying them to perform the following methods of analysis in compliance with relevant inspection standards:
Furthermore, our company’s extensive body of experience — gained over several thousand marine inspections — allows us to adapt and serve each client’s specific needs. International Inspection’s thorough knowledge of current trends, practices, and regulations pertaining to the survey, maintenance, and repair of sea vessels ensures that our technicians provide efficient and effective services. We pride ourselves on performing these services on an anywhere/anytime basis, maintaining availability to serve clients around the world 24/7. This flexibility extends to our technical capabilities as well; our inspectors are proficient in performing surveys on vessels under construction, ships in dry dock, or even ships underway. Not even unconventional access requirements, occasionally necessary for examining large vessels, can stop our inspectors; we come equipped with broad experience performing the above NDE methods while scaling sheer surfaces, navigating rubber rafts, or suspended from rope systems as needed.
International Inspection maintains certification with a variety of organizations, including the Department of the Navy, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, RINA, and Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd (DNV – GL).
International Inspection’s marine surveys may serve clients for an array of purposes, ranging from satisfying regulations by performing a MARPOL-compliant condition assessment scheme (CAS) to conducting a critical areas inspection plan (CAIP) to monitor the long-term efficacy of weld repairs. Maritime companies benefit from the expertise of our inspectors in performing the following services:
Our technicians draft their reporting in accordance with a variety of formats based on client needs. Every report includes some combination of written descriptions, data spreadsheets, AutoCAD drawings, and photographic documentation to most accurately represent the condition of the vessel. We maintain a database filled with the complete history of each inspection performed on every ship we have surveyed, which we can make available to repeat clients who need an uninterrupted record of their vessel’s repairs and inspections.
If your company needs the services of a respected marine inspector, contact International Inspection today.
Wondering if International Inspection Has Worked on Your Vessel Before?
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