On-Off hire inspection is a type of survey of a vessel to determine the condition prior to be placed On-hire. Off-hire inspection is an inspection conducted on board the ship at the time og close.
On-Off hire inspection include:
- Inspection of the condition of all cargo holds, weather decks, cargo cranes, cargo gear, in order to determine the condition of the ship prior to be place, or, in the case of the Off-hire inspection, to establish damages which could have occurred during the time charter period.
- Sounding of all bunker tanks to determine the amount of marine diesel oil onboard prior to be placed on-hire, or the remaining quality at the time of close (off-hire).
- When this type of inspection is performed onboard a container ship, the on-off hire process includes an inventory of cargo securing gear.
- At the end of the process, IAMSA GROUP delivers the On-Off hire Certificate Report which incorporates a condition report, photographs and bunker certificate.