"Key to our professional Marine Surveys is the extensive background knowledge of our staff, which all sailed "with a proven track record" as Captain or Chief Engineer on board of Container, Heavy Lift, MPC and/or Cruise Ships. In addition to solid new building & repair experience gained at well known Hamburg & Bremerhaven / Germany based shipyards."

Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Gluschke, licensed Marine Chief Engineer (unlimited Steam & Motor)

H&M / P&I Survey

PANMAX MARINE SERVICES your partner for damage surveys for hull and machinery affairs. We provide the following services:

  • Survey report / description of the course of events
  • Survey of deficiencies and damages of hull and machinery
  • Creating of a deficiency list with repair proposals
  • Technical assistance and Inspections on board
  • Safety surveys according to the SOLAS regulations
  • Repair and Construction Superintendance during shipyard time
  • Assistance for maintenance work on board
  • Consultancy in all Class and Statutory matters including attendance on board for class renewal and all periodical and mandatory surveys
  • Issuance of a comprehensive illustrated report

Condition Survey

Our Condition Surveys are limited to one day of effective inspection in order to give our client max. overview/support at min. costs.

The service is subject to our clients requirements or we refer to our Condition Survey procedures. The Vessel will be inspected by one max. two members of our staff. The survey will include a visual inspection and usually we cover the following:

  • Section 1. Summary of survey and condition of vessel
  • Section 2. Publications and Statutory Certificates
  • Section 3. Management, Records and Manning
  • Section 4. Ship structure: External hull and superstructure, anchors, chains, windlass, Ballast tanks, etc.
  • Section 5. Hatch covers, Derricks & Cranes and Holds, Cargo equipment
  • Section 6. Engine room, Machinery and Bunkering, Bilges, running hours if the main and auxiliary engines
  • Section 7. Bridge and Navigation
  • Section 8. Communications, antennas
  • Section 9. Life Saving Apparatus /Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Section 10. General items, crew accommodation spaces
  • Section 11. ISM Items, ISPS Code items, Ship and machinery log books
  • Section 12. Defect list and Condition Statement
  • Section 13. Annexes: Ship’s plans, Deflection reports, Spares reports, last cargo voyages, etc.
  • Section 14. Pictures

On & Off-hire Survey

Whilst the determination of damage is the principle purpose of the two requisite reports, one being at the “on hire” survey and the other at the “off hire” survey, there are three other requirements. These are :

  • The checking of documents and certificates
  • The establishment of quantities of fuel and stores on board
  • Sometimes the establishment of the cleanliness of the cargo spaces

Our surveyors are ex-mariners and have the necessary knowledge about ship to offer a service that will meet with the most demanding clients expectation.