Similar in terms of depth of investigation to a full condition survey, a partial survey focuses on a particular area of the vessel. This may be for a number of reasons:
A new or nearly new vessel may, for insurance or finance purposes, may only need to have the hull survey, especially if it is still within its warranty period.
A vessel which is scheduled to have major modification or refit will only need the area of the project to be surveyed.
Following major repair, to satisfy the insurance company, only the repair needs to be surveyed.
This is a full assessment of the vessels capabilities and operation of all her systems underway. This may be carried out as part of a full condition survey or following major repair or refit. The scope of such a survey will normally include:
- Engine starting and control response
- Manoeuvring systems
- Running engine (s) to normal operating temperature
- Performance assessment
- Engine instrumentation check
- Cooling and exhaust system checks
- Navigation Equipment checks (including GPS position check)
- Rig performance (on sailing vessels)