Marine Survey

Our Promise to our Client

All our surveyors hold CoC licences and are members of the International Institute of Marine Surveyors (IIMS).

All our surveys are carried out to the highest standard adhering to Serene Marine’s principles of accountability, dependability, and transparency. We conduct all our surveys in compliance with Federation of Oil, Seeds and Fats Association (FOSFA) and Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) guidelines. All our surveys are carried out by professionally qualified marine surveyors. We always endeavour to work with ship’s officers when performing a survey to enhance our accuracy while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

better than 0.5% accuracy with all our surveys


We strive to achieve better than 0.5% accuracy with all our surveys as per industry standards. Our surveys are conducted meticulously, taking into account all the prevailing circumstances and conditions. The final report will incorporate every aspect and difficulty which has been encountered in order to convey all aspects of the survey. 


The final survey results will be furnished in a timely manner to all interested parties digitally by email, memory stick or a hard copy upon request.

Draft Survey

The purpose of a draught survey is to determine the amount of cargo loaded or discharged for the benefit of all the interested parties.The draught survey is the “before and after” survey, which determines, by measurement, the vessel’s displacement before and after loading or discharging. The difference between these two displacements is the weight of cargo loaded or discharged.’

Advice prior to surveyors’ arrival

The ballast tanks should be adjusted to a level covered by the sounding tables.

Ballast holds, (main cargo holds used for ballast) should be empty of ballast on arrival at the loading port, if possible. The vessel should arrive with a safe trim, suitable for the navigation to enter port and within the limits of trim covered by the trim corrections of the sounding tables.

The vessel should be in an upright condition. (Heel angle = 0ﹾ)

Staff, documentation, and equipment should be ready on the arrival of the surveyor to the ship. There should be no movement of ballast, fresh water, bunkers or cargo and hatches, cranes and moorings until all measurements are taken and agreed by surveyors and ship’s officers.

On/Off hire Bunker Survey

Full Draft survey

Cargo operations monitoring

Pre-loading hold cleanliness inspection

Container inspection (Damage)

Container packing inspection

Weighbridge tallies

Ballast tank inspection

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