Draft Survey

Sabine Surveyors Ltd has been performing draft surveys on inland and ocean classed barges and ships for forty years.  Our highly trained surveyors utilize calibrated gauging instruments and Zeals Hydrometers to provide for the most accurate measurements.  Our surveyors are experts at interpolating tables, graphs and curves from the many different types of vessels built in different countries all over the world.

Our surveyors’ in depth knowledge of the many different types of dry bulk cargoes we survey allows us to give our customers the necessary information they need to explain any outturn issues that may arise either at either the load port or the discharge port.  Our surveyors have expertise in outturn of most dry bulk cargoes, including the following:

  • Petroleum Coke
  • Calcined Coke
  • Coal
  • Barite
  • Grains
  • Grain By-Products
  • Rice
  • Fishmeal
  • Ores
  • Concentrates
  • DRI
  • HBI
  • Iron & Stainless Scrap
  • Soda Ash
  • Urea
  • Alumina
  • Woodchips

To insure quick processing of documentation and prevention of delays upon sailing our surveyors use laptop computers and well designed ISO quality forms and spreadsheets.  Our “Pre-Loading Conference Form” and “Acknowledgement of Draft Survey Form” signed by ship’s officers and our surveyors prior to and upon completion of loading have often saved our customers from expensive demurrage claims and frivolous shortage claims.

With Sabine Surveyors Ltd. on deck, it’s not just about reading drafts and gauging tanks.  Our surveyors take pride in their professionalism and their ability to interact with ship’s officers from all over the world.  Our surveyors are always willing to assist agents and ship’s officers with Mate’s Receipt, Trim Calculations, Loading Sequence and dead freight issues.  Our goal is to conduct the draft survey precisely as an integral part of the cargo operation, allowing ship’s officers and stevedores to be a part of the process, resulting in a smooth port stay without delays to the vessel or the terminal.


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