Hold & Hatch Inspections
Hold inspection, prior to loading, is a service to verify if the vessels hold is ready to receive your cargo without contaminating it. We also complete hatch inspections to prevent a cargo defect by ensuring that the ship’s hatch cover seals and securing arrangements are complete.
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Hold inspection, prior to loading, is a service we provide to verify if vessel holds are ready to receive your cargo. Our hold inspections guarantee that the cargo will not be affected by the condition of the holds or contaminated by residues already present in the holds. Peterson and Control Union also complete hatch inspections to provide an added level of reassurance to our customers.
We ensure that vessel holds are ready to receive your valuable cargo by inspecting and verifying the load compartment prior to loading. We will check if the hold is dry, clean, free from rust or rust flakes and paint that could harm or discolour your cargo.
The inspection of previous cargoes is part of holds inspection procedure. We pay special attention when there were previous dangerous cargoes, requiring specific actions after their transportation. The holds are inspected also for damages. Special focus is given on repainted areas.
At the customer’s request, we can perform “Ultrasonic tightness testing of hatches” to verify the degree of integrity and impermeability of the hatch seals.