The role of a Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) within the gamut of handling and transportation of Project cargoes is insurmountable, but often misunderstood, sometimes perceived as an “unnecessary nuisance” by many project personnel, primarily due to their lack of knowledge of the role of MWS and its purpose. While there is no undermining the purpose of a MWS, it is equally important to realize that the correct MWS procedure is more important than the presence of the MWS itself. […]

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Benefits of continuing personal development for a marine surveyor

  We Constellation Marine Services, as an organization wish to get the best output from our team. Training develops our staff to be high performers. Considering that, if they are well trained then their tenure, however long, will be a more impact full contribution to our company and it will lead to our objectives being achieved. We invest in training and leadership development, on a regular basis. Therefore, we encourage all our team members to attend seminars in different subject […]

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Damaged cargo survey, jointly done on without prejudice basis

As per our principal’s instructions, a joint survey had to be conducted by Constellation Marine’s engineer surveyor on behalf of the carrier to assess the nature, cause and extent of damage to one air conditioning unit which was reportedly received in a damaged condition in a 40-foot container and stored at the consignee’s warehouse. A formal notification was sent by the cargo’s underwriter surveyor to the carriers via email. This in turn led to Constellation Marine Services getting appointed for […]

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Definition of barge: “A capacious, flat bottomed vessel, usually intended to be pushed or towed for transporting freight or passengers “Various types and different kinds of barges mainly non self-propel/ without engine and need to be towed. Types of barges – Pontoon Flat top barge, Lash barge, Log barge, Cable lay barge, Oil tanker barge, Accommodation barge, Project cargo barge, Push barge, Crane barge, Derrick pipe lay barge, Split hopper barge, Piling Driver barge, Specialized barges are equipped with the […]


Precautions Take during the Bunkering Operation

BUNKER/BUNKERING What Does the Word “Bunker” and Bunkering? In the shipping industry, the word bunker is used for fuel and lube oils, which are stored on a ship and used for machinery operation only. If a vessel is carrying marine fuel or lube oil to discharge it to another port, it will not be called “bunker”. If the vessel or truck is carrying it to transfer to another ship for using in its machinery, it will be termed as “bunker” […]

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Port Captaincy & Oversized Cargo Shipping

Port Captaincy & Oversized Cargo Shipping Constellation Marine services are pleased to announce the successful completion of a Port Captaincy evolution for loading a length of 7.5 kilometers of Ductile Iron cement coated pipe on board a bulk carrier in Abu Dhabi. With over a 1000+ port captaincy and supercargo services performed over the last 10 years, it came as no surprise that Constellation Marine services were chosen over the multitude of survey companies in the UAE for this particular […]

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Ship Main Engine Damage Survey

SHIP MAIN ENGINE DAMAGE SURVEY CARRIED OUT BY ENGINEER SURVEYORS FROM CONSTELLATION MARINE SERVICES. BACKGROUND We, Constellation Marine Services (CMS) as independent ship and marine surveyors, often get instructions from our principals as Hull & Machinery underwriters to attend on board ships to carry out machinery damage surveys. Recently we got a nomination form one of our principals to carry out Main Engine damage survey on board a vessel and report on nature, cause and extent of damage to the […]

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Marine cargo inspections

Marine cargo inspections- during loading of heavy cargo unit in export containers Constellation Marine Services have well trained marine cargo surveyors who can advise the client the manner, type of stow , equipment to be used in loading the heavy cargo unit and also the lashing /securing arrangement needed for the cargo to reach the same safely at the destined port. The marine cargo surveyor from Constellation Marine Services would also monitor the loading operation to ensure the cargo unit […]

Marine inspections

Marine  inspections  Marine  inspections : We are sharing our experience with the shipping community on a  survey attended by constellation surveyor on a cargo of T V SETS  received wet  in a 1×40’ GC container .The  cargo survey was carried out at the request of shipping line in response to  a notification received from a cargo receiver /consignee in Dubai alleging the shipping line liable for the subject damage to their cargo received in a  container shipped  under B/L issued […]

Pre purchase inspections on tankers


Pre purchase inspections on tankers Pre purchase inspections on tankers:Constellation Marine Services is one of the leading marine survey company in UAE who perform a number of pre purchase inspections for various types of water crafts including but not limited to bulk carriers, oil tankers, container vessels, gas tankers, offshore supply vessels. Of these types, the tanker pre purchase inspections are the most frequently carried out surveys. Master Mariners with command and backed are sufficient experience on board Oil and […]

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