WMS Marine, based in Port of Brisbane, Australia, evidences an organized approach to managing safety, including the necessary organizational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures. As a dedicated team comprised of people from a maritime background, the company offers uniform, interdisciplinary standards and a methodical approach by sharing core knowledge of maritime consultancy and marine surveys.
Dry-bulk surveys offered by WMS Marine;
Vessels loading/unloading at Australian ports must comply with Australian Government Regulations in particular Marine Orders Part 32 (Cargo and Cargo Handling – Equipment and safety measures) and Part 23 (Equipment – Miscellaneous and Safety Measures), and Marine Orders Part 34 (Solid bulk cargoes).
These Regulations are rigidly enforced at all ports and costly delays can result if the vessel does not fully comply with those regulations and Guidelines of Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWR) and the Fertilizer Industry Federation of Australia (FIFA).
Rules and guidelines are laid out in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargo (IMSBC) Code, for the loading of bulk cargoes. The 2009 Edition and supplement which includes the BLU Code, Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers became mandatory worldwide on 1 January 2011. Safety management of operation of bulk carriers is regulated by SOLAS Chapter IX and ISM Code.
Pre-load advisory: on sensitive cargoes (fertilizers, chemical, magnesia, alumina ) on empty bulk carriers.
This survey will outline the procedures for inspection by DAWR officers (when required) to when inspecting dry bulk vessels for export, documentation and procedures of DAWR officers for passing and failing holds and other areas of the vessel. WMS Marine will provide a comprehensive report on areas in need of improvement and provide schedule on directions to be followed.
Pre-load advisory: on dry bulk vessel loading grain for export.
Pre-discharge advisory: This survey will outline the procedures and documentation required by port terminals stevedore and DAWR officers (if required) by dry bulk vessels discharging at Australian Ports.
The survey is in the form of a risk assessment, to improve surveying techniques, to focus more on possible risks and to take a more objective view of the survey. Condition surveys of ships are conducted in order to limit the potential number and cost of claims and to validate the suitability of the vessel to international standards of trade. This whole process is a loss prevention exercise. It incorporates consultation/search of maritime databases and main P&I guidelines providing a score, and bench-marking of each vessel against the company/fleet for the full view on global maritime safety.
On vessel arrival WMS Marine will conduct a close-up survey to follow standard requirements of hold cleanliness upon the designated cargo and provide recommendations to the crew making the master and officers aware of procedures to follow as per pre-load advisory.
WMS Marine attends vessels unloading operations at Australian Ports and SE Asia on behalf of cargo underwriters, inspecting cargo on board conducting pre-discharge survey looking for damages during the sea voyage or pre damages while loading, damage prevention during unloading by and, to assess damages if any and the causes of these damages during operations.
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