SIM surveyors take measurements and calculation of bunker quantity on board in connection with Charter delivery/re-delivery. They sound the fuel and diesel tanks or witness the ullaging / sounding by a ship's engineer and obtain temperatures where possible. Checking bunkers is also required of a SIM surveyor when carrying out an "On hire / Off hire" survey; however a bunker survey may be called for as a stand alone survey.
HATCH SEALING SURVEY
SIM surveyors conduct Hatch Sealing inspections to ensure that no contamination or loss of cargo occurs during the sea voyage prior to final destination.