Marine Surveyor (Tips to select them)

Marine surveyors are experts who evaluate and assess the condition of ships,
boats, and other maritime vessels. Their function is critical in guaranteeing vessel
safety and seaworthiness, and they are expected to maintain high ethical standards
in their work.
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Below 6 important notes when selecting a marine surveyor to represent your interest:

  1. Marine surveyors must have the knowledge, skills, and expertise to carry out their jobs efficiently. They should also be conscious of their own limitations and seek advice or support when needed.
  2. Marine surveyors must maintain integrity and honesty in all of their dealings. They must not make false or misleading claims or engage in any action that jeopardizes their integrity.
  3. Marine surveyors have to keep a professional posture at all times. They should dress appropriately and speak effectively with clients, colleagues, and other survey participants.
  4. They should not be influenced by external considerations such as the vessel’s owner or operator, charterer, or any other entity with an interest in the vessel. Their opinions and suggestions should be based purely on the facts of the case, and any conflicts of interest should be avoided.
  5. Marine surveyors should put safety first in their work. They must identify any safety risks and adopt suitable prevention/mitigation actions. They should also be familiar with pertinent safety legislation and guidelines.
  6. Marine surveyors must keep their clients’ information confidential and should not release any information without the client’s permission or unless required by law.

Smart Surveyors at Panama

Smart Surveyors at Panama
In a research conducted by IIMS, shows that a increasing demand for vessel managers, ships operators and insurance companies to have presence worldwide in order to keep close monitoring on the fleets.
 During the last years, when travelling restrictions were rulling all of us, many Global leading inspection companies, Vessel owners and Insurance companies, got the benefits working with 24Marine.com. Strategically located at Panama, covering the whole continent and the Caribbeam sea.
24Marine.com with many years of COMMITMENT, FAST RESPONSE and ACCURATE REPORTING, for many of our customers, being part of so many Global Networks of First Class Surveyors keep us motivated, and adjusting on daily basis to keep developing and adopting New Technologies.

We have plenty experience performing clear and detailed:Conditions surveys.Investigations.P&I inspections.Purchase and pre-charters surveys.
We are very open and use to work with our Customers Formats, Platforms, Reporting Portals, etc. 

In our team we have professionals surveyors, certified; comming from different background of the Marine Industry:Naval ArchitechsFlag InspectorsMarine OfficersFormer Superintendents
See more details at 24marine.com. We are ready to assist you in our region.

Sincerely,

Luis Chavez
Commercial Manager, 24Marine.com

BWTS Retrofit 3D Scanned in 8 Hours

As all members of the Maritime Family are always looking ways to minimize downtime, standby and maximize waiting time, we in 24Marine.com have implemented 2 Scanners in our BWTS 3D Scanning retrofit teams. With two scanners and with careful coordination’s we can achieve 40% time reduction in 3D scanning retrofit projects for vessels.

See below few scenarios where we have taste the benefits and time savings:
-Scanning two separate ballast tanks in parallel
-Scanning Pump room and Engine room in simultaneously
-Scanning Main Deck and Engine room in parallel

We have completed many projects with record times between 8 to 10 hours scanning time, while the vessel is at Port or awaiting at anchorage.

 Here our formula:
2 Scanners X 4 Engineers = 8 Hours Ship scanned 

Tips for good 3D laser vessel scanning projects

We are always looking to get the best data for our internal and external customers.

While performing 3D laser scanning projects for BWTS and EGCS retrofits, we use few techniques to optimize and standarize our data delirevables.

Tip 01:
– We always orientate the scanner to the same relative direction inside the vessel

Tip 02:
– Whenever possible we progress in the area using clock wise orientation.

Tip 03:
– When scanning inside ballast tanks, we try to mark a reference in the area we are scanning.

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Vessel Conditions Surveys without affecting operations

We have been performing conditions surveys onboard vessels, for many years now.

One of our main objectives is not to affect vessels-cargo operations during inspections. For this reason is very important to plan, here few details to consider for a Successful condition survey while in port.

– Full contact with the superintendent at least a week before.
– Coordination with Master, (to prepare documents, spaces to inspect, etc) and post-survey comms.
– Early coordination with local Agent, to understand vessel plans (port call, anchorage time, others)
– Once onboard have a pre-meeting with chiefs from all departments and Master.
– Need to understand the vessel plans and priorities, adjust vessel inspection based on that.

Safety pins for CO2 Valves

CO2 Cylinder Valves

In many locations we have detected the misunderstanding on the usage or not of safety pins on CO2 Systems Cylinders Valves.

As per FSS Code Chapter 9. “2.1.1 Any required fixed fire detection and fire alarm system with manually operated call points shall be capable of immediate operation at all times”

There are two types of valves for automatic release CO2 Cylinders:

Type A Valves: For type A cylinder valve, the safety pin acts as a safety device during transportation, installation and testing phases. The pin must be removed to commission the system otherwise the CO2 system is inoperable.

Type B Valves: For type B cylinder valve, the safety pin is necessary to prevent the unintended discharge of CO2 due to vibration and the pin is required to remain in place until discharge of the CO2. Where the CO2 is discharged remotely from a fire station, the CO2 can be discharged without removal of the safety pin.

24marine.com has a team of professional surveyors, engineers, and naval architects that are ready to inspect any vessel at Latin America.

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Latinamerica 3D Laser Scanning Engine Room

Today digitalization also applies to vessels, by performing a 3D laser scan of vessel compartments we can recreate a digital model of the engine room, the model is used for design and project planning, like BWTS retrofits, EGCS retrofits and drydocking upgrades.

24marine.com has a team of scanners, processors, engineers, and naval architects that are ready to scan any vessel in Latin America.

Videos say 1000 words…      See our professional team performing a scanning project.

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Surveys during Panama Canal

Panama Canal transit time is normally between 10 to 12 hours, this time give Operators, Charters, and Owners the opportunity to perform surveys. Panama Canal Authority has limits on critical equipment tests, enclosed space entries, and any other activities that could affect the vessel operations while in transit.equipment test at the anchorages.

Here below factors we normally take into account before deciding if performing the survey while the vessel is transiting the canal:

  • Panama Canal transit time is normally between 10 to 12 hours, this time give Operators, Charters, and Owners the opportunity to perform surveys. Panama Canal Authority has limits on critical equipment tests, enclosed space entries, and any other activities that could affect the vessel operations while in transit.equipment test at the anchorages.
  • Here below factors we normally take into account before deciding if performing the survey while the vessel is transiting the canal:
  • For surveys that need equipment test, we can use some anchorage time, before or after canal transit.
  • If the vessel is planned to have a stop-over in the lake, it is a good opportunity to check the bridge and decks.
  • Canal transit time is perfect to inspect Engine room areas and interview Engineers.
  • Bunker time before or after Canal is a good time to interview Bridge Crew.
  • Tanks inspections is possible at the anchorages.
  • IHM Surveys is possible during Panama Canal Transit without the need for Anchorage time.
  • 3D Scanning is only possible during Anchorage time and/or port call, as the vibration while the vessel is moving can affect the quality of the 3D Scans.
  • ISM-MLC-ISPS Audits, possible during Canal, and timing the critical equipment test at the anchorages.

In 24marine.com we are looking all options and possibilities to perform surveys, taking advantages of any time available, while respecting regulations and operations limitations.

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3D Laser Scanning for Boats

In Naval architecture and marine engineering, 3D documentation is used to support design, construction and new system installations on-board vessels. It provides designers and planners a helpful tool for collecting accurate documentation to create 3D models of the actual vessel configuration.

Laser scanning adds great and easy flexibility, with millimeter precision space and surface geometry, to prepare and plan designs in a digital twin.

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Vessel 3D Laser Scanning Panama Canal

Panama Anchorages (Balboa and Cristobal) provide opportunities prior or after Panama Canal Transit to carry on an Effective 3D scanning by 24marine.com experts.

The transit waiting time average from 2 to 4 days, a time that can be effectively used for preparations for Ballast Water Treatment retrofit, also for EGCS (Scrubber) retrofit, using Laser Scanners.

The professional team Scanning crew, Modelers, Engineers, and Naval Architects, are ready to take any 3D laser scanning projects.

Using State of the art equipment from Faro and Zoller + Fröhlich, we can provide 3D scanning service for Vessels, able to deliver Raw data, Pre-registered, Registered and Modelled, as requested.

Laser scanning can often be done while the ship is at the anchorage and operations, the technique is very comprehensive and precise compared to hand measurements and reduces or eliminates the need for follow-up site visits.

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