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Our Services

The following is a (not limited to) list of services offered by Faro Marine Services and conducted under our Terms and Conditions which can be made available upon request:

Authorised Officer BVAR
Surveys
Grain
Surveys
Hatch Cover (Hose & Chalk)
Testing
Hatch sealing (Watertightness and
security) Surveys
Hold and Tank Cleanliness
Surveys
On/Off Hire Condition
Surveys
Bunker
Surveys
Draught
Surveys
Lashing/Securing
Surveys
Cargo Measurement
Surveys
Cargo Condition
Surveys
Container Condition
Surveys
Bulk and Liquid Cargo
Sampling
Loadmaster/Cargo/Supercargo
/Shipping Superintendence
P&I (Protection & Indemnity)
Surveys and Investigations
Stockpile Measurement & Quantity
Assessment
Marine Surveyor Training
(Cert IV accredited)

Shipping Surveys

Authorised Officer BVAR Surveys

Sergio was the first to qualify as an AO officer in South Australia and Faro is the lead provider of BVAR surveys in the state.

We have the experience, the training and support of both "buddies" and other providers necessary to satisfy the Department of Agriculture (DoA) requirements and provide the full scope you will need to deliver a professional BVAR survey.

We not only understand the legislative requirements but also understand the intent of the legislation. This ensures that Australia's exports continue to be highly valued and that both exporters and governments continue to aim to export quality produce to the world, supporting and enhancing Australia's reputation as an exporter of quality goods.

Hatch Cover (Hose & Chalk) Testing

Hatch sealing (Watertightness and security) Surveys

Our team is well placed, with many years of experience, to conduct thorough Hatch Cover tests and Hatch Sealing surveys, to give you certainty that the vessel has met all contractual obligations for her carriage of cargo.

We use our excellent management skills, and our understanding of the skills, abilities and position responsibilities of ship's crew, to utilise them in delivering a comprehensive and efficient test, meeting all the necessary criteria.

At the end of the process, we provide a complete report and photographic evidence to support our work and give you confidence that the job has been performed to the highest standard.

Hold and Tank Cleanliness Surveys

Faro marine services has a full team of fully qualified accredited surveyors, who are affiliated with AIMS (Australian Institute of Marine Surveyors) where all our qualifications are listed. We have many years' experience conducting Hold and Tank Cleanliness surveys, both at sea and at berth, and have built up a high level of knowledge and skills.

We have a solid understanding of all the requirements to get vessels to the high standard that is required for loading bulk commodities in Australia and to prepare the vessel according to Australian standards. We have the knowledge and skills to problem solve any issues that may arise during our inspections to ensure a positive outcome for our clients.

We have the expertise and knowledge on how to guide, advise and manage ship's crews in order get the job done and prepare the vessel for Australian standards.

Time is money so we work quickly and effectively to ensure that no time is wasted in getting the vessel passed to load grain.

Draught Surveys

Our draught surveyors begin by spending time getting a full picture of the vessel's loading and discharge history before even beginning the survey.

Our inspections are very comprehensive, inspecting all ballast tanks thoroughly and objectively, conducting our own independent water density checks and verifying all necessary information from the hydrostatic tables.

We are thorough in our note taking and recording of all previous draught survey details.

More importantly, because of our longevity in the marine surveyor industry, we have the skills, expertise, experience and knowledge to identify, analyse and then problem solve issues quickly and effectively as they arise, limiting time lost and unnecessary delays, reducing expenses and limiting potential lost commercial opportunities.

All these factors give us the best chance to conduct a thorough and accurate inspection.

Cargo Surveys, Measurement and Assessments

Grain Surveys

Faro marine services has a team of fully qualified grain accredited grain surveyors, who are affiliated with AIMS (Australian Institute of Marine Surveyors) where all our qualifications are listed. We follow the AIMS Code of Practice for Grain Surveys. Together, we have many years' experience conducting such surveys both at sea and at berth.

We have a solid understanding of the requirements needed to get vessels to the high standard that is required for loading grain in Australia, and have the experience, expertise and knowledge to guide, advise and manage ship's crews in order get the job done and prepare the vessel according to Australian standards, and the confidence to problem solve any issues that may arise during our inspections to ensure a positive outcome for our clients.

We work quickly and effectively to ensure that no time is wasted in getting the vessel passed to load grain, potentially saving you money.

Bunker Surveys

Our bunker surveyors believe preparation is everything and will, from the start, devote considerable time to getting a full picture of the vessel's bunker history, engine consumption and previous surveys before even beginning the Bunker inspection.

We leave nothing to chance, inspecting all tanks thoroughly and objectively, conducting our own independent temperature checks, and verifying all necessary information from the density of product to logbook consumption.

We are thorough in our note taking and recording of all previous consumption details. This to give us the best chance of conducting a thorough and accurate bunker measurement.

Lashing/Securing Surveys

With over twenty years' experience, we can confidently provide you with a comprehensive, efficient and effective survey. We can assist the various establishments and interested parties with the most effective and reliable way to secure cargo for safe transportation.

We have the skills, expertise, experience and knowledge to ensure that when our advice is heeded, the cargo will be appropriately secured and meet all the required standards during its intended voyage.

We provide a complete report and photographic evidence to support our work and give you confidence that the job has been performed to the highest standard.

Cargo Measurement Surveys

Our team understands the importance of accuracy when conducting these inspections. Therefore, we leave nothing to chance and will always work in teams of at least two surveyors, cross checking throughout the survey to ensure the highest standards of accuracy. We do this to mitigate any possible discrepancies and errors.

We are also very conscious that, while accuracy is important, time is critical, and there-fore always strive to provide a reliable fast and efficient service.

We will provide a complete report and photographic evidence to support our work and give you confidence that the job has been performed to the highest standard.

Cargo Condition Surveys

Long term experience is essential when assessing the condition of cargo. We have, over the decades, conducted many successful surveys covering a wide variety of cargoes in various quantities. We are experts in providing the right advice as well as the necessary evidence to ensure that we best assist our clients.

We provide a complete report and photographic evidence to support our work and give you confidence that the job has been performed to the highest standard.

Stockpile Measurement & Quantity Assessment

Our team understands the importance of accuracy when conducting these inspections. Therefore, we leave nothing to chance, always working in teams of at least two surveyors cross checking throughout the survey. This ensures a high standard of accuracy when quantifying the measurements.

We are also very conscious of time and therefore always strive to provide a reliable fast and efficient service.

We provide a complete report and photographic evidence to support our work giving you the confidence that the job has been performed to the highest standard.

Condition Surveys

On/Off Hire Condition Surveys

Over the past twenty years, our team of surveyors have conducted condition surveys for a wide variety of clients, and the considerable experience we have gained ensures we will give clients a professional, well informed and effective service.

We start by conducting a thorough history of the vessel including. but not limited to, what cargoes she has previously loaded, what cargo she will load next and the age of the vessel. We leave nothing to chance.

During the physical survey, we take extra care to inspect all conspicuous areas where past cargo may have caused damage. We also determine whether and where the new cargo being loaded could potentially cause damage.

With all this in mind, we are diligent in observing and noting all that is relevant and necessary to ensure peace of mind to Charterers and Owners.

We provide a complete report and photographic evidence to support our work and giving you the confidence that the job has been performed to the highest standard.

Container Condition Surveys

Experience plays a pivotal role in assessing the condition of containers. We have, over the years, surveyed and reported on a variety of containers such as: Dry storage and high cube, Flat rack, Open top, Double door (Tunnel) and Open side as well as Refrigerated(Reefer) ISO.

We are experts in providing the right advice and evidence to ensure that any claims go in favour of our clients. We provide a complete report and photographic evidence to support our work, which gives you confidence that the job has been performed to the highest standard.

Protection and Indemnity Insurance

P&I (Protection & Indemnity) Surveys and Investigations

Our aim is to protect our clients. This means conducting a thorough and comprehensive investigation with skill and empathy to gain all relevant information to support our client's case.

The competencies required to do this well have developed over many years investigating accidents/incidents in the shipping trade, and have contributed to building up high-level investigative skills. These are essential in examining in depth all evidences which are critical in attaining the most realistic comprehensive scenario of the occurrence and are paramount to achieving a favourable outcome for our client.

As always, we are fastidious in keeping extensive records/evidence throughout the survey to ensure that all parties are satisfied with both the progress and the standard of the investigation. We remain always flexible to make any changes when and if they are required to suit our client's needs.

We conclude with in depth detailed final reports to support our work and give you confidence that the job has been performed to the highest standard and there is enough evidence to support our conclusions should it be required to be produced at a later date.

Sampling

Bulk and Liquid Cargo Sampling

With more than twenty years' experience working with bulk and liquid cargoes, including as State Manager for SGS and Caleb Brett in South Australia, we are well poised to provide comprehensive and accurate inspections.

Our time within these companies saw many years of overseeing the sampling and testing of liquid and bulk cargo operations with contracts extending to Mobil Refinery and Santos.

Our inspections will be fast, efficient and thorough with a complete report and photo-graphic evidence to support our work giving you confidence that the job has been performed to the highest standard.

Superintendence

Loadmaster/Cargo/Supercargo/Shipping Superintendence

With many years sailing on vessels, we understand that communication and reliability is the key. We aim to provide regular written and verbal updates keeping you the client at all time fully informed, giving you full visibility and avoiding any unnecessary surprises.

We are meticulous by keeping extensive records/evidence throughout the survey to en-sure that all parties are satisfied with the progress and standard of the cargo operations while at all times being ready to be flexible. We have the confidence, skills and experience to make any changes when and if they are required to suit our client's needs.

Training

Marine Surveyor Training (Cert IV accredited)

By taking advantage of the complete scope of professional skills acquired and the many years of experience in the field, you will be given the both theoretical and practical real world knowledge to take your first steps in the rewarding industry of marine surveying.

Not only is Serge a highly qualified marine surveyor, he is a university graduate with a teaching degree with years of teaching experience so not only is he a subject matter expert, but he can teach you professionally ensuring that Faro will give you the best chance to learn.

In serge's case "Those that can, do…and they also teach as well"

We provide marine and cargo surveying Australia-wide and internationally