STOWAGE, LASHING AND SECURING SURVEY
SIM surveyors are engaged in the stowage, lashing and securing of all types of vessels and their cargo; they are focused on the following items: monitoring the safe handling and loading of the cargo, giving advice on proper stowage, verifying the cargo units are duly lashed and secured; they conduct Lashing Calculations and provide technical advice to issue the Stowage Plan.
CARGO SAMPLING SURVEY
The importance of taking representative samples of the whole quantity of the cargo inspected is imperative in the quality control of a shipment. SIM surveyors take samples to be analysed or simply keep them under custody.