SURVEYING & SUPERVISION SERVICES

M&C Group with highly experienced Inspectors provides the following surveying and supervision services:

• Hull & Machinery Surveys
• Preparation of repair / dry-docking Specification & repair supervision
• Supervision of major conversions / retrofits / installations
• P & I Condition Surveys
• Flag State investigations / Surveys / Documentation
• Pre-purchase Surveys, Pre-Charter Surveys, Condition Surveys & Evaluation
• Yacht / Small Craft Condition and Damage Surveys
• Average Adjusters Consultations on Marine Claims
• Ship Vetting
• Bunker / Draft Surveys
• Expert witness work, investigation / opinion for Law Firms
• Lay-Up or Re-activation Surveys
• Safety Engineers

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Remote Inspection Techniques (RIT – NEW!)

Remote inspection techniques (RIT) are included as an alternative close-up survey method in IACS Unified Requirements.
M&C Group is currently in process in order to be engaged in a survey using RIT (by Drones) as a close-up survey alternative.

A close-up survey normally means the structure is within the reach of the inspector’s hand.
By using RIT, the inspector can obtain the information required to credit a close-up survey of a tank or hold without having the structure within hand’s reach.
The data from the close-up survey will be presented to the owner or even to Class surveyor as live, high definition, video streaming, and a final report with relevant information and photos will be submitted accordingly.
The Service could be extremely useful also in Hull Assessment process (Steel and Coating condition) since the defects, cracks, deformation, breakdown etc. could be easily traced and identified especially in non-accessible areas – (upper and middle parts).

 


Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Retrofit (EGCS)
Sulphur Emission Compliance

M&C Group helps its customers to navigate this complex and costly compliance process.
Compliance with IMO ECA regulations pertaining to sulphur emissions is becoming a large concern for Owners.
For the existing fleet, this means retrofit and the consideration of a range of possible compliance solutions ranging from exhaust scrubbers to fuel conversion and boiler retrofit options. M&C Group help Ship-Owners to make right decisions for EGCS retrofit with focus on limiting the cost and operational impact offering the following services:

• Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Evaluation and Feasibility
• Finding suitable venue / Yard for EGCS installation
• Cost Analysis
• EGCS retrofit works supervision and co-ordination
 
Sulphur Emissions Legislation
Sulphur emission control legislation related to MARPOL Annex VI has been in effect for quite some time within designated Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA or ECA). These SECAs are areas where strict controls to minimize sulphur emissions from vessels were established.  The SECAs in effect are the Baltic Sea (2005), the North Sea (2006), US and Canada (2011) and the U.S. Caribbean (2013). Within these areas sulphur limits for fuel have gradually been reduced from 1.5% prior to 2010 to a limit of 0.10% starting in 2015.  As a result, to date these regulations have largely affected only vessels trading within the ECAs. The rest of the world’s fleet will feel the impact of the legislation in 2020 when sulphur limits are scheduled to drop globally to 0.5%.