Fishing vessel survey: guide for owners and operators

Guide to help you prepare and present your vessel properly for survey.


It pays to be prepared for your next fishing vessel survey: quick guide to survey preparation

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Use this guide to help prepare for a survey. It explains what the surveyor will be looking at during the ‘out of water’ and ‘on board’ survey.

Find out what things you can check before the survey so that you can identify and solve problems beforehand.

The ‘on board’ survey covers 8 areas for you to check in detail. These are:

  1. wheelhouse

  2. wheelhouse top/casing top/shelter top

  3. accommodation

  4. main deck

  5. fish room

  6. engine room

  7. equipment tests

  8. vessel operations and drills

Published 1 March 2009