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BQS, Bunker & Condition Survey


BQS, Bunker and Condition Survey Experts at Richards Bay Port


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BQS/ Bunkering Bunker Surveys

Our Bunker Quantity Surveys at Richards Bay Port (RBCT), South Africa involves thorough checks on the supply vessel and receiving vessels, ensuring that any irregularities are identified and actual bunker quantities onboard, and bunkers supplied are reported. We emphasize on safety of the process during all of our attendances.

We check all the hidden tanks, temperature gauges, tampered measuring devices, magic pipes and all pointers that might lead to cases of bunker fraud; ensuring that actual bunker quantities on board, and bunker quantity supplied are identified and reported.

On/ Off Hire Bunker Surveys

In On/ Off hire bunker surveys for charterers and ship owners. We carry out bunker consumption audits. Off and On hire bunker surveys are carried out with our industry hardened and experienced surveyors capable of asking the right questions, and carrying out accurate investigations.

Condition Surveys

We carry out conditions surveys to the standards of the ships classification society and IACS. Our condition surveys are tailored to add value to the shipping operations. Whenever required we perform hold cleanliness and weather tight inspections. For the safety of the ship, cargo and crew.

Other services carried out include:

  • Damage Surveys to the hull
  • Cargo damage surveys
  • Machinery damage surveys
  • Safety inspetions
  • BIS – Bunker Investigative Surveys
  • Hull and Structural Surveys
  • Accident/ Incidents investigations

Cargo Holds Condition & Cleanliness Survey


Tank Cleanliness
  • Cleanliness before loading
Cargo Hold Condition
  • Safety and Cleanliness
Hatch Cover Inspection
  • Testing Weather tightness

Ship Condition Survey


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Marine Surveys at Port Elizabeth

Locations: Richards Bay Port, Durban, Coega and Port Elizabeth

Observater Group

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Mon – Sun
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Reach Us

(254) 77696 0820
Surveys@Observater.com