New York

Hold Condition Damage Survey

Hold inspection, prior to loading, is a service we provide to verify if vessel holds are ready to receive your cargo. Our hold inspections guarantee that the cargo will not be affected by the condition of the holds or contaminated by residues already present in the holds. VALS INTERNATIONAL MARINE SURVEYS also complete hatch inspections to provide an added level of reassurance to our customers.

We ensure that vessel holds are ready to receive your valuable cargo by inspecting and verifying the load compartment prior to loading. We will check if the hold is dry, clean, free from rust or rust flakes and paint that could harm or discolour your cargo.

We can, if applicable, chemically test if the hold is free of previous cargo remnants and residues. The ship’s log is checked, as part of our contamination testing, to verify whether there were harmful materials among previous cargoes and we pay special attention to other carried products that may cause problems due to quarantine requirements. The hold is also checked for any damage and repainted areas are reviewed.