We specialize in Appraisals, Condition and Valuation Surveys, On And Off Hire Surveys, Damage Surveys, Total Loss Investigations, P & I Surveys, Cargo Damage Surveys, Container Damage Surveys, Project Management, Barge Surveys and Trip in Tow Surveys, Outturn Surveys, Draft Surveys, Heavy Lift / Heavy Load Logistics, Dynamic Positioning Audits, International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) - Common Marine Inspection Document audits as well as Certified OCIMF -OVID (Offshore Vessel Inspection Database)audits, Non -Destructive Testing projects under the auspices of the Canadian Society for Non - Destructive Testing Foundation, Thermal / Infrared Thermography Level 1.
With an emphasis in Canada on all Ports in Atlantic Canada, which included Eastern Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador( NL), Prince Edward Island (PEI), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia; and particularly the port of Saint John, New Brunswick, Halifax, Nova Scotia (NS), St. Johns, Newfoundland (NFLD), and Charlottetown & Summerside, Prince Edward Islands (PEI). With our expertise in, Dynamic Positioning Audits, International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) - Common Marine Inspection Document audits as well as Certified OCIMF -OVID (Offshore Vessel Inspection Database)audits, Non -Destructive Testing projects under the auspices of the Canadian Society for Non - Destructive Testing Foundation, Thermal / Infrared Thermography Level 1, We also undertake assignments on a worldwide basis.
Condition and Valuation,
Total Loss Investigations,
Trip in Tow Surveys,
Heavy Lift / Heavy Load Logistics,
Dynamic Positioning Audits,
International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) - Common Marine Inspection Document audits as well as
Certified OCIMF -OVID (Offshore Vessel Inspection Database) audits,
Non -Destructive Testing projects under the auspices of the Canadian Society for Non - Destructive Testing Foundation, Thermal / Infrared Thermography Level 1.
Damage surveys are performed on all vessels from pleasure
crafts, yachts, fishing vessels as well as commercial vessels.
We commence a Damage Survey by obtaining all of the particulars,
to include a description of the vessel as well as the incident
preferably in the form of a signed and witnessed statement.
We will then perform a complete inspection
of the damage as well as a field survey report.
Our client will be provided with our preliminary
report on the extent of damage. Typically we proceed to supply
the client with a preliminary survey report to include details
of the facts, details of the damages, photographs of the damages
as well as comments from owner's as to the cause of the incident.
We are available to monitor repairs and repair
invoices as requested.
CONDITION AND VALUATION SURVEYS:
A Condition and Valuation survey is typically required for
most small pleasure craft, commercial & fishing vessels.
It consists of a complete survey of the vessel using non destructive
This type of survey, will include our standard
survey report describing the vessel, its condition, market
value and replacement costs, recommendations as to standards
compliance, and photographs.
ON AND OFF HIRE SURVEYS:
On Off Hire surveys are often undertaken on behalf of a client
who is considering charting a vessel for commercial purposes
although it maybe for any kind of a vessel including commercial
or pleasure. The registration and all documentation associated
with the vessel is examined and reported. All components of
the vessel or items associated with the vessel including machinery,
cargo handling gear, accommodations, holds and cargo storage
areas including decks and hatches, navigational equipment,
containers if any, and a measurement of the bunkers aboard
are normally part of such a survey.
TOTAL LOSS INVESTIGATIONS:
A Total Loss Investigation is carried out in the event of
a total or constructive loss. Cause and salvage costs are
a primary focus of this survey.
CARGO DAMAGE SURVEYS:
The primary reason for a Cargo Damage survey is to determine
the reason & extent of the damage to the cargo. These
types of surveys maybe completed on any type of cargo.
Cargo damage surveys are generally commissioned
by the carrier, insurers, receivers or shippers. Our report
provides all details of the shipment and carriage. Where possible,
we will identify the reason for the damage.
P & I SURVEYS:
P & I surveys are carried out for the benefit of P &
I clubs. They can be as general or specific as the need may
They may include details of cargo damage, hull
damage or full loss investigation.
Complete details of the vessel its crew, cargo,
loading procedures, unloading procedures, conditions of its
hatches, weather, ships log and other particulars specific
to the Club are included in the report.
CONTAINER DAMAGE SURVEYS:
Container damage surveys will typically be accompanied by
photographs. Repair estimates can be provided if required.
With an emphasis in Canada on the Saint
John New Brunswick (NS), Halifax Nova Scotia (NS), St. Johns
Newfoundland (NFLD) areas as well as in Maine in the United
States we also undertake assignments on a worldwide basis.
Barge Surveys are of interest to the buyer, shipper, broker and the insurer
of cargo. They can consist of a pre-voyage inspection of the
barge to insure it suitability of the voyage and to register
Subsequently the barge survey will be conducted to calculate
the amount of cargo, and it’s condition that is placed
on the barge. If required it can be verified on arrival at
the barge unload destination.
There are two methods to a Draft Survey; the Displacement
Method and Draft Tables. Both are methods utilized by our
TRIP IN TOW SURVEYS:
A Tug and Tow Survey is sometimes referred
to as Suitability for Tow Survey. It identifies the vessels
to be towed as well as their condition. It also provides detail
on the towing vessel including it’s design characteristics,
propulsion system, and auxiliary equipment.
It provides Details of the Crew, Planed Towing Arrangements,
Route Details and a Projected Weather Forecast. It then will
make recommendations as to Tow and Weather Restrictions. It
can include the Master’s Agreement.
Draft Surveys, using Archimedes's Principal are used to calculate
the weight of cargo loaded on a vessel or a barge at its embarkation
point and unloaded at its destination. Although the principal
is simple the procedure is complicated involving many factors
including ballast, consumables onboard such as fuel oil, fresh
water, etc., the accuracy of the vessel's hydrostatic tables,
conditions of the draft markings on the vessel's hull, weather
and sea conditions at the time of survey. Our personnel derives
weight from mathematical formulas utilizing interpolation
methodology, an exacting process to address correction to
the perpendiculars, hull deformation, trim, heel, density
for displacement, etc.
Common draft surveys include bulk commodities such as fertilizer, pulp, gravel, molasses and oil, etc.
Inspect incoming/outgoing cargo for damage, security, lashings, and compliance with Bills of Lading, etc.
HEAVY LIFT / HEAVY LOAD LOGISTICS:
The transportation, handling and installation of heavy
items which are indivisible, and of weights generally accepted
to be in the range of 1 ton to over 1000 tons and of widths/heights
of more than 100 meters that are too large to fit into normal
containers or onto conventional transporters. These oversized
items are transported from one place to another then lifted
or installed into place. The absence of standardization requires
an individual transport plan specific to the load characteristics
which may include all or any mode of land, sea or air including
DYNAMIC POSITIONING AUDITS:
These Audits are designed to prove the position keeping
capabilities of a Dynamic Positioning System on many various
types of vessels. These include all types of drilling rigs,
offshore vessels, heavy lift, pipe laying, trenching and ROV
support vessels. CanMar has qualified personnel to conduct
DP Audits on Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 Dynamic Positioning
ships. Our audits are capable of identifying any single point
failures which could cause it to compromise the DP capabilities
of the vessel. Should failure modes be identified procedures
are recommended to deal with and make right the potential
or imminent failure either through modification of the system
or to revise operational procedures critical to the focus
of the project. Our end objective is ensuring the DP system
of the vessel is operational and optimal to the vessel’s
safety and to its intended objectives. CanMar’s DP AUDIT
SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ON A WORLD WIDE BASIS.
The Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) in response to a request from its members to provide a database of offshore inspections broadly following the format of SIRE; OCIMF's inspection protocol for oil, chemical and gas tankers that has been successfully operating since 1998. Recognition that the offshore industry has different processes and procedures than the tanker world for assurance and chartering has been taken into account.
THE COMMON MARINE INSPECTION AUDIT:
The Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID) provides a standard format for inspection of offshore vessels. Its use helps promote safety and efficiency and can help reduce the number of repeat inspections on individual marine vessels.
NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING AUDITS:
Nondestructive testing or Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques used in science and industry to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage.