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    10 Feb 2017
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    Transportation claim deadlines and damage compensation limits

    Maybe you have ever found yourself in the unpleasant situation of having received some goods with delays, damages, etc. Depending on the way of transport that these goods are carried, claim deadlines and damage compensation limits may be different and it is very important to know them. We try to […]

    21 Dec 2016

    Fire protection on board: Fixed fire fighting systems

    One of the main causes of accidents on ships is fire. On board we can find high temperatures, flammable liquids and other combustible materials. In addition, ships crew in many occasions,  must fight against the fire alone, by their own means. This is very important in order to avoid bigger […]

    2 Nov 2016
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    • Marine surveyor in Spain for project cargo and breakbulk. AB SURVEYORS - Maritime Services S.L. info@absurveyors.es - +34605565726
    • Marine surveyor in Spain for project cargo and breakbulk. AB SURVEYORS - Maritime Services S.L. info@absurveyors.es - +34605565726
    • Marine surveyor in Spain for project cargo and breakbulk. AB SURVEYORS - Maritime Services S.L. info@absurveyors.es - +34605565726
    Marine surveyor in Spain for project cargo and breakbulk. AB SURVEYORS - Maritime Services S.L. info@absurveyors.es - +34605565726

    Wind turbines: Logistic and transport (part I)

    The history of the wind turbine On 200 BC, Persia  already had machines which used the power of the wind for operating pipe organs. But it was not until the seventh Century in “Sistan” (Afganistan) that we know the first mills were used.  It was a vertical axis mill which […]

    17 Oct 2016

    Oversized cargo preparation and loading on board – Video

    In this post we would like to share a video recorded during a the handling and preparation  of several heavy machinery and over sized units and their loading on a ship. We acted as  “cargo surveyors” in order to protect our client’s interests and supervise all cargo operations and coordination […]

    3 Oct 2016
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    Different types of marine diesel engines

    Attending to their speed, or revolutions, there are basically three different types of marine diesel engines. Larger merchant ships use either slow speed, two stroke, cross head engines, or medium speed, four stroke, trunk engines. Some smaller vessels may use high speed diesel engines. The size of the different types […]

    30 Sep 2016

    Wind turbine blades loading on board – Video

    Today we share a video one of our inspectors recorded during a windmill or aerogenerator project cargo loading on a ship. Breakbulk and project cargo surveys have the purpose of control and supervise the loading / unloading operations of heavy-lift and oversized cargoes on board ships, surveying planning and execution of […]

    15 Aug 2016
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    Vetting Inspections. What are they?

    Vetting inspection is a type of audit that tanker ships, their crew and their management companies must face frequently.  In this post we will write briefly about this kind of inspection. The OCIMF To understand vetting inspections, we first need to know something about OCIMF. OCIMF is the acronym for Oil […]

    19 Jul 2016

    Wooden boxes loading in breakbulk – Video

    In this post we share a video recorded, during the breakbulk loading of wooden boxes with machinery. We acted as cargo surveyors, and supervise all the loading operation, coordinating with all parts involved; loading terminal, stevedores, shipper, agent, forwarder and, of course, the ship. Break Bulk and Project cargo supervision […]

    11 Jun 2016
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    What is the ISM Code?

    In 1993 the International Management Code  for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention, (International Safety Code – ISM) is approved. This legislation changes the traditional approach to maritime safety, which had focused on technical aspects, and that from then on, places greater emphasis on the human factor. In […]

    5 May 2016

    Yacht breakbulk loading on board a container vessel – Video

    In this post we share a video recorded last year, during the breakbulk loading of a racing yacht in Valencia, bound to Asia. The project involved loading the hull and also the mast. We acted as cargo surveyors, protecting agents or port captains, and supervise all the loading operation, coordinating […]

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