Inspection of watertightness
The ingress of water through leaking hatch covers is a main cause of damage to cargo. It is in the interest of ship owners, managers and insurers to guarantee the cargo hold is watertight, as damaged cargo caused by water leaking through hatch covers often results in large claims against insurance companies and P&I clubs.
Our surveyors are trained to perform watertightness test. This watertightness test is done by means of our proffesional ULD (Ultrasonic Leak Detection) equipment, which provides a quick and simple method of establishing watertightness of hatch covers, bow, stern and side doors, but unlike hose testing, has no negative side effects on the port or harbour environment and can be performed in sub-zero temperatures.