Expertise to advise and suggest better trade routes and address other necessary shipping concerns to individuals and corporations engaged in the marine business to help them boost, advance and further their business positively by our handpicked team, with many trained from new recruits and vetted by an OCIMF accredited auditor.
Marine Consultancy Services
In today's world of strict maritime regulations, the shipowner must maintain compliance and offer protection to seafarers. The marine P&I surveyor (or local correspondent) performs inspections onboard to identify a ship's seaworthiness and make recommendations based on findings to make shipping safer and more efficient. A routine P&I survey also ensures peace-of-mind and promotes a culture of trust and safety on board. Therefore, P&I surveys have proven to be indispensable to the shipping industry. Our P&I surveys help customers minimize risks, maximize operational efficiency, and improve environmental and safety of those on board.
Pre-vetting Inspection For Oil, Chemical and Gas ships - In today's environment of high safety standards and competitive advantage, Oil Major approvals for the vessels have become a necessity much more than anything voluntary. Lack of sufficient approvals from Oil, Chemical and Gas Companies can mean life and death for a tanker Operator in terms of availability of business. Our inspectors, who themselves are accredited vetting inspectors carry out thorough inspections on the lines of SIRE,CDI, RIGHTSHIP & OVID, to appraise you about the current compliances of the vessel for these programmes. We can help you fill the gaps and assist the ship's staff in preparing the vessel for the most stringent inspections. Our approach is to develop a customized service with the client that encompasses their specific needs for a certain type of vessel or operation on the basis of the outcomes of a risk assessment. We use the experience of our work in damage and incident investigations in order to allow clients to focus on those items which present the highest risk of failure.
Marine Surveys including Pre-Purchase, On/Off Hire condition and Draft Surveys
We offer pre-purchase vessel condition assessment services on major ports around the world. Our network of expert ship inspectors enables us to appoint the best inspector nearest to the inspection port without any overhead cost.
Our inspectors have Chief Engineer and Technical Superintendent backgrounds and conduct the most efficient yet detailed assessments of the vessel condition. With unbiased assessment and judgment, they help to identify businesses’ exposure to potential risks from the purchase of second-hand vessels.
Tank Cleaning Operations, Demucking, Sludge Disposal and Change of Grade (DPP-CPP, Chemical Grades)
We provide the best cargo cleaning services. The products we use meet the highest cleaning standards with the least possible environmental footprint. We minimize the risks and maximize efficiency while keeping vessels clean and compliant. Consultancy and supervision also provided where available. Our Ship Waste Removal Services provides trash, foreign garbage and scrap removal by launch and trash and foreign garbage removal by truck. Foreign garbage is all food waste, associated food packing material, including plastic food wrappers, beverage cans and containers (i.e., any item contaminated by food). Foreign garbage is regulated by Customs Border Protections (CBP). Trash includes cardboard, packing material, ash and general refuse that is generated by normal ship operations. It does not include dunnage, lashing or other items generated in the course of ship’s cargo. Oil waste includes oily rags, wipers, drained filters and absorbents.
Bunker Quantity Surveys , Bunker Detective Surveys, Bunker Lab Analysis
Bunker fuels often have the largest impact on vessel operational cost. The operational cost of bunkers, especially with distillate, HFO & VLSFO remains a significant component of costs. There are numerous cases of malpractices such as bunker fuel shortage, bad quality, incorrect density, erroneous trim/list calculations, defective gauging tapes, faulty flowmeters, flawed strapping tables, magic pipes, and temperature manipulation. At Alphamarines.co the bunker quantity surveys prevent shipowners from falling into these tricks and traps set by suppliers. Our independent surveyors monitor the entire bunkering operation process and ensure that the total ordered fuel quantity is supplied.
Sell and Purchase Inspection, Conditions surveys
AMC provides assistance in connection with the sale and purchase of vessels by giving an independent view of the condition of the vessel(s). Based on the client’s specific requirements, this service involves the inspection of class records to provide the status of class and statutory certificates and surveys; the status of recommendations and memoranda affecting class; dry-docking records; major and significant overhauls and repairs; and a review of thickness measurement results where applicable.
Supercargo, Cargo Consultation and Cargo Expeditors
By combining our staff with a worldwide network of master mariners, chief officers, superintendents, surveyors, chemists, port captains and supercargoes, we are able to be of service where and whenever it is needed.
Cargo Expeditor and assisting vessels for complying FOTT Safety Inspection requirements
Our Expeditors possess a broad knowledge of shipboard and terminal operations & specialist cargo handling knowledge to provide necessary guidance to ship & shore to facilitate an effective & safe cargo operation. All jobs are attended by a suitably experienced Expeditor with required qualification
Our Expeditor will ensure that ship/shore tank contents are accurately measured using correctly calibrated equipment. Every effort will be made to correctly determine all quantities (OBQ, ROB, free-water, etc.), reduce delays, prevent incidents, oversee quality determination, ensure tank cleanliness, provide on the spot dispute resolution and update the client regularly.
Hull and Machinery Inspections
For this type of survey, we employ Senior Technical Managers with Chief Engineer background on the specific type of ship and machineries plant. Our experts bring an in-depth technical understanding of Main Engines, Boilers, Cranes, Turbochargers, and Propellers, Rudders, Shafting and Stern tubes.
Alpha Marines perform Hull and Machinery surveys on behalf of loss of hire underwriters and P&I clubs to :
Find out extent of machinery causalities
Discover the cause of the incident & the circumstances that led to it
Assess the quality of repair and the present vessel condition
Provide impartial advise to underwriters before ship can be offered a full cover or the claim can be settled
Marine Casualty and Accident Investigation
At AMC we use MADAS (Marine Accident Data Analysis Suite), to meet their specific requirements for accident investigators and provides a unique range of features to assist in the replay and analysis of digital data of marine incidents and accidents. If required, `AMC can extend this service to provide legal advice as to the cause of the accident based on the MADAS replay and other disclosure documentation.
This highly versatile technology allows AMC’s marine investigators to provide a realistic replay of events fully integrated with the vessel instrumentation, audio, radar images and video (where appropriate) for a more reliable understanding of the chain of causation.