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Ship Inspection Dubai

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Marine Surveyor Dubai | Ship Inspection Dubai

Apart from all our other areas of expertise we at Constellation Marine Services survey different types of ships ranging from Roll On Roll Off ships to Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Carriers. Our Ship Surveys are carried out on all sizes of ship’s including small coasters to very large crude carrier (VLGC).

Ship surveys appointed to us are carried out by our specialized team who perform the job on time and with sincere dedication. Team members appointed for ship surveys have a vast knowledge and experience of the types of ship and the survey to be performed. Apart from the survey we carry out we also ensure timely and well presented reports which is one of our code of honor.

Ship Inspection Dubai: Following types of ship surveys are few of the many types of surveys carried out by our team:

1)      Pre Purchase Condition Survey

2)      On Hire Off Hire Survey

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1) Ship Inspection Dubai | Pre Purchase Condition Survey:

When Constellation Marine Surveyors are appointed to carry out a ship pre purchase condition survey not only the performance and operating condition of the ship is checked but also thorough inspection of vessel’s structure and watertight integrity is carried out. List of all equipment along with deficiencies and recommendations are provided in the report. The main reason for carrying out such a survey is for the client to know whether it is beneficial to him to purchase the ship. Hence it is also called the buyer’s survey report where approx market value has to be assigned to the vessel.

In order for our Surveyors to conduct the required Superficial ship Condition Survey, please ensure that the Owners of the vessel and/or their Brokers are aware of the following requirements, which are to be passed on to the vessel’s Master and Chief Engineer.

The requirements are:

Please request your client to obtain permission from the Owners and to instruct the Master that we require full access to the vessel and all records, reports, Classification information, maintenance records and certificates, as well as certain plans.

We will require:

  • Full access to the vessel inspection – all areas.
  • Full access to all log books and records.
  • Internal inspection of ballast tanks:

–          For all vessels – Fore peak, After peak, Double Bottom tanks (at least two) and if the vessel is constructed with vertical side wing tanks (at least two).

–          Tankers: Segregated Ballast Tanks, Cofferdams and Cargo Tanks (if gas free).

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Provide the following plans and documents / records for scrutiny and copies thereof:

  • All vessels: GA, Capacity, Mid-ship Section and Shell Expansion plans.
  • Tankers: Pumping Arrangement Plan, Pump Room Layout Arrangement Plans and Cargo Pump Specifications.
  • Builder’s particulars booklets – Hull & Machinery.
  • Latest UT gauging report.
  • Last Special Survey report.
  • Last Dry-docking report.
  • Last Dry Docking – maintenance and repair report from superintendent & ship repair contractors
  • Class Records, i.e. the latest “Quarterly listing of Surveys” / “Survey Status” (and if a bulk carrier, then the Enhanced Survey Records) including all Class Survey Reports (Hull and Machinery) issued since the last Dry Docking or Special Survey.
  • Machinery Records – maintenance etc., to include:

–          ME running hours.

–          Auxiliary Machinery running hours (all).

–          ME performance and running data.

–          ME cylinder and liner inspection report.

–          ME crankshaft deflection report.

–          ME clearances report – all main components.

–          Diesel Generators overhaul inspection reports, including crankshaft deflections.

–          Electrical Insulation Test – Megger test (latest).

–          Main Engine spares list.

–          Diesel Generators spares list.

–          Electrical spares list, including motors.

–          Lubricating Oil analysis for all machinery (including Main Engine, Auxiliary Engines, Stern Tube, Deck machinery, winches and cargo gear).

–          Boiler and Cooling water treatment records.

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2)      Ship Inspection Dubai | On Hire Off Hire Survey:

Such ship inspection surveys are undertaken by Constellation Marine Surveyors to limit the liability of the client prior to hiring the ship on service. This is carried out by ensuring correct information of the vessel’s condition and its equipment which is provided without prejudice. Such Survey usually occur before a ship is delivered into charter or redelivered from charter. Following areas are surveyed:

  • ship inspection Machinery Spaces
  • Cargo Spaces
  •  Accommodation
  • On board Safety Equipment
  • Certificate and classification records.
  • Maintenance system being planned and followed on ship.
  • Deck Department spares and paint inventory.
  • Painting Schedule and suppliers specification – all areas.
  • Cargo gear spares and record of wires in use.
  • Inventory of Fire Fighting and Safety Equipment, including list of dates of manufacture/supply and expiry of pyrotechnics, life rafts, portable fire extinguishers, fixed fire fighting installation, lifejackets, MOB signals, line throwing apparatus, lifeboat rations, first aid kits, thermal protective aids, immersion suits, medical chest etc.
  • Record of Safety Equipment.
  • Inventory of Navigation & Radio (GMDSS) equipment.
  • All ship’s Class and Statutory certificates, including SOPEP, Cargo Securing Manual and Loading Instrument as well as Grain & Stability Approval.
  • List of ‘ALL’ ship’s Certificates.
  • Planned Maintenance reports – recent monthly reports (deck and machinery) – covering a twelve (12) month period.
  • Cargo Records – previously carried cargoes for the past twenty-four (24) months.
  • Voyage Abstracts – speed and consumption for past 12-month period.
  • OCIMF report for Tankers.
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Marine Surveyor Dubai | Terms And Conditions


 Standard terms & conditions for surveyors & consultants

 1. Definitions

 “Surveyor”/”Consultant” is the Surveyor/Consultant trading under these conditions.

“Client” is the party at whose request or on whose behalf the Surveyor/Consultant undertakes surveying services.

“Report” means any report or statement supplied by the Surveyor/Consultant in connection with instructions received from the Client.

“Disbursements” means the cost of all reasonable photography, reproduction of drawings, diagrams, sketches and printing, duplicating and, where applicable, electronic transmission fees, and all reasonable and appropriate expenses including travel, subsistence and hotel accommodation where an overnight stay is necessary.

“Fees” means the fees charged by the Surveyor/Consultant to the Client and including any value added tax where applicable and any Disbursements.

 2. Scope

The Surveyor/Consultant shall provide its services solely in accordance with these terms and conditions.

3. Work

The Client will set out in writing the services which it requires the Surveyor/Consultant to provide. The Surveyor/Consultant will confirm in writing that it accepts those instructions or alternatively what services it will perform in connection with the Client’s instructions. Once the Surveyor/Consultant and the Client have agreed what services are to be performed (the Services) any subsequent changes or additions must be agreed by both parties in writing.

 4. Payment

The Client shall pay the Surveyor/Consultant’s Fees punctually in accordance with these Conditions and in any event not later than 30 days following the relevant invoice date, or in such other manner as may have been agreed in writing between the parties. Any delay in payment shall entitle the Surveyor/Consultant to interest at 8% above the Base Lending Rate of the Bank of England prevailing at the time of default.

5. Obligations and Responsibilities

(a)   Client: The Client undertakes to ensure that full instructions are given to the Surveyor/Consultant and are provided in sufficient time to enable the required Services to be performed effectively and efficiently and to procure all necessary access for the Surveyor/Consultant to goods, premises, vessels, installations and transport and to ensure that all appropriate safety measures are taken to provide safe and secure working conditions. The Surveyor/Consultant shall not be liable for the consequences of late, incomplete, inadequate, inaccurate or ambiguous instructions.

(b)   Surveyor: The Surveyor/Consultant shall use reasonable care and skill in the performance of the services in accordance with sound marine surveying/consulting practice.

(c)    Reporting: The Surveyor/Consultant shall submit a final written Report to the Client following completion of the agreed Services describing the Surveyor’s/Consultant’s findings and the condition and/or quality of the object and/or purpose of the assignment, unless otherwise expressly instructed by the Client not to do so.

(d)   Confidentiality: The Surveyor/Consultant undertakes not to disclose any information provided in confidence by the Client to any third party and will not permit access to such information by any third party unless the Client expressly grants permission save where required to do so by an order of a competent court of law.

(e)   Property: The right of ownership in respect of all original work created by the Surveyor/Consultant remains the property of the Surveyor/Consultant.

(f)     Conflict of Interest/Qualification: The Surveyor/Consultant shall promptly notify the Client of any matter including conflict of interest or lack of suitable qualifications and experience, which would render it undesirable for the Surveyor/Consultant to continue its involvement with the appointment. The Client shall be responsible for payment of the Surveyor/Consultant’s Fees up to the date of notification.

6. Liability

 (a)   Without prejudice to Clause 7, the Surveyor/Consultant shall be under no liability whatsoever to the Client for any loss, damage, delay or expense of whatsoever nature, whether direct or indirect and howsoever arising UNLESS same is proved to have resulted solely from the negligence, gross negligence or wilful default of the Surveyor/Consultant or any of its employees or agents or sub-contractors.

(b)   In the event that the Client proves that the loss, damage, delay or expense suffered was caused by the negligence, gross negligence or wilful default of the Surveyor/Consultant aforesaid, then, save where loss, damage, delay or expense has resulted from the Surveyor’s/Consultant’s personal act or omission committed with the intent to cause same or recklessly and with knowledge that such loss, damage, delay or expense would probably result, the Surveyor’s/Consultant’s liability for each incident or series of incidents giving rise to a claim or claims shall never exceed a sum calculated on the basis of ten times the Surveyor’s/Consultant’s charges 2times or GBP 2,000 whichever is the greater.

(c)    Without prejudice to (a) and (b) above, the Surveyor/Consultant shall not be liable for loss of or damage to physical equipment and property placed at its disposal by, or on behalf, of the Client however such loss or damage occurs, unless such loss or damage was caused by act or omission committed with intent to cause some or recklessly with knowledge that such loss or damage would probably result.

7. Indemnity

 Except to the extent and solely for the amount therein set out that the Surveyor/Consultant would be liable under Clause 6, the Client hereby undertakes to keep the Surveyor/Consultant and its employees, agents and sub-contractors indemnified and to hold them harmless against all actions, proceedings, claims, demands or liabilities whatsoever or howsoever arising which may be brought against them or incurred or suffered by them, and against and in respect of all costs, loss, damages and expenses (including, but not limited to, legal costs and expenses on a full indemnity basis) which the Surveyor/Consultant may suffer or incur (either directly or indirectly) in the course of the Services under these Conditions.

8. Force Majeure

The Surveyor/Consultant and/or the Client shall not, except as otherwise provided in these Conditions, be responsible or have any liability for any loss, damage, delay or failure in performance hereunder arising or resulting from act of God (including, but not limited to earthquake, flood, tsunami, volcano, hurricane, tropical storm, cyclone, blizzard or other similar event), act of war, terrorist attack, nuclear contamination, seizure under legal process, epidemic quarantine restrictions, strikes, boycotts, lockouts, riots, civil commotions and arrest or restraint of princes, rulers or people. Following a force majeure event either party may serve notice on the other to terminate the agreement.

9. Insurance

The Surveyor/Consultant shall effect and maintain, at no cost to the Client, Professional Liability Insurance for such loss and damage for which the Surveyor/Consultant may be held liable to the Client under these terms and conditions.

10. Surveyor’s/ Consultant’s Right to Sub-contract

The Surveyor/Consultant shall have the right to sub-contract any of the services provided under the Conditions, subject to the Client’s right to object on reasonable grounds. In the event of such a sub-contract the Surveyor/Consultant shall remain fully liable for the due performance of its obligations under these Conditions.

11. Time Bar

Any claims against the Surveyor/Consultant by the Client shall be deemed to be waived and absolutely time barred upon the expiry of one year from the submission date of the Report to the Client.

12. Jurisdiction and Law

These Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and any dispute shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Marine Surveyor Dubai | Contact Us

We are strategically located at key shipping areas around the globe with Head Quarters in Dubai and Corporate office in the U.K. and branch offices in Fujairah, Abu Dhabi and Associate offices in L.A., Perth and S.A. (Cape Town, Durban). The U.K. office is at the marine Business hub of Liverpool Street area (Zone 2) of London; Our Dubai office is overlooking the world famous tallest building “Burj Khalifa” in the Business Bay area of Dubai; Abu Dhabi office is strategically located in the famous Emirate Towers at 5 minutes driving distance to the Abu Dhabi port; Outside the main Fujairah port is our Branch office at Fujairah.

All our offices are headed by either a Master Mariner or an Experienced Marine Engineer. Speed of response to an inquiry or an instruction are Constellations’ biggest virtues.

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Captain Zarir I. (Partner)

Constellation Marine Services LLC
The Citadel, No. 806, Business Bay
Dubai, UAE
P. Box – 191105/251843,
Tel:    +971 4 4232884
Fax:    +971 4 4232894
After office Hrs H.P.    +971 50 8979103
Res Tel:    +971 4 2885712
Fax:     +971 4 4234894


Mr. Julien Gressier
(Jr. Partner)

Capt. John Noble

Constellation Marine Services
2 Austin Street
(off Shorditch High street)
London E2 7NB.
Office: +44 207 7396510
Fax:    +44 207 7392263
Mobile: +44 7876211489 (Julien Grassier)
Mobile: +44 7785226553 (Capt. John Noble)


Ms. Lee, (Branch Co-coordinator)
Address: 10 Anson Road, No. 27/13,
International Plaza,
Singapore (079903)
Telephone:   (65)6223 3071
Mobile: (65) 9698 1519
Fax: (65)6223 3076


Captain S. Sundar (Branch Manager)
(Master Mariner – Tankers)
Mr Jacob Jackson
(Asst. Branch Manager, Fujairah)

Constellation Marine Services
Al Maha Tower, 1st Floor # 103
Shwais Street, Opposite Port of Fujairah
P. Box 9071
Tel: +971 9 2236344
Fax: +971 9 2236343
A.O.H.: +971 56 1421168/+971 50 1527939

Abu Dhabi

Constellation Marine Services
Emirates Tower, No. 224/225, Hamdan Street,
Abu Dhabi, UAE
P. Box 27818
Tel: +971 2 6713320
Fax: +971 2 6713325
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Captain Zarir Irani                             +971 508979103
Captain S. Sundar                               +971 561421168
Capt. Diptiman Guha                         +971 551158694
Chartered Engineer Shenoy              +971 501726940
Engineer Aloysius Soares                  +971 501405188
Engineer Sameer Damle                   +971 509026130
Mr. Jos Roy                                          +971 501889614
Mr. Jacob Jackson                              +971 501527939
Mr. Farooq Shedde                             +971 501889613
Mr. Suneeh                                           +971 506518843
Mr. Joshi                                               +971 507348621
Mr. Thilina                                            +971 529815089
Mr. Malik                                               +971 529815049

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Marine Surveyor Dubai | About Us

Constellation Marine Services

Marine Surveyor Dubai

Constellation is an International Ship and Marine Consultancy/Survey firm with offices in UK, UAE, USA, Australia and INDIA, specializing in Yacht, Ship and cargo inspections for principles, insurance companies and charterers.

By mid of 2013 Constellation was running a count of 6500+ instructions, holding a vast knowledge base and expertise of claims, loss adjusting, valuations and a seasoned team of Marine Engineers and Master Mariners.

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marine surveyor dubai | Speed Of Response Being Constellations Biggest Virtue

Training is of utmost importance as a corporate culture. Our professional team members have an average of 18 years+ of expertise in their field and have access to data base & resources of archived files & folders of our past assignments.

Our UAE offices are strategically, located near the port premises on the Eastern coast enabling response in 15 minutes and centrally on the western coast allowing accessibility to major UAE Ports with 30 minutes to an hour.

Team members being accredited by 3 flag states including holding a UAE license issued by N.T.A (National Transport Authority) is an endorsement of trust and professionalism that forms the core ethos of this organization and is transcended to each member of our staff.

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