The Load Compartment Inspection (LCI) is a recommended survey that will help you determine whether the holds of a ship are suitable for the intended cargo.
Our team of experienced and trained inspectors understand the inherent risks associated with marine transportation and will work to ensure the risk of damages at this stage of the logistics chain are minimised. Whether that be checking that the holds are visually clean and dry or performing chemical tests to identify the presence of corrosive Chlorides, we will identify the issues and work with the Owners and crew to resolve them.
During the course of the LCI we will also examine the hatch seals for watertightness and any defects that may jeopardise the watertight integrity of the holds.
The watertightness of the holds will normally be checked by Hose Test and / or Ultrasonic Leak Detection (ULD) test for final verification.
A vessel’s first impressions can be misleading and an owners reputation or a vessels newness are no guarantee of a clean bill of health. If in doubt, be sure to check. In comparison to a potential claim, this particular survey is an inexpensive safeguard.