Survey Services

Cargo Damage

We survey a wide range of cargo by sea, air and road – including general dry cargo, food stuffs (fresh, chilled and frozen), dangerous goods, liquid products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, machinery and bulk grain/minerals, damage of which was attributable not only to transportation accidents but also to natural disaster, earthquake, flood, typhoon and the like. We ascertain the nature, extent and causes of the damage, help to mitigate the loss, and issue timely and coherent survey reports to applicants.

Marine Casualties

We investigate marine casualties, for example collision, stranding, fire etc. We clarify the causes of the incidents, assess the direct and indirect losses, advise on smooth communication and negotiation with authorities and the parties related and, if required, arrange salvers, wreckers and oil cleaners.


We investigate marine casualties involving ship owners' liability. We assess the direct and indirect losses of oil pollution, tourism, fishery claims, personal injuries and fixed/floating object and cargo damage and advise on mitigation of the loss.

Third Party Liability

We investigate transportation accidents on the land as well as those on the sea and assess the loss of damage to third parties' properties. We also investigate incidents related to product liability.

Cargo Loading

We advise on loading and securing of extraordinary cargo, plants, heavy lifts, projected cargo and special machinery, and monitor the whole process of the loading in order to prevent possible damage during the voyage to destination ports.

Hull & Machinery

We investigate the nature and extent of damage to hull and machinery caused by marine accidents and report on the process of repair and reconditioning (if any) until completion of the work.

Condition of Ships

We discover overall conditions of vessels on behalf of hull insurers and ship buyers and sellers. We also ascertain the condition and quantity of bunker oil remaining on board at the time of commencement and completion of chartering.

Cargo Condition prior to Loading

We conduct inspections of conditions of cargo and cargo packing before loading for exporting. We report original conditions of the cargo and advise on the properness of packing for safe carriage.

Draft Survey

Draft survey is a method to determine the amount of bulk cargo. We carefully measure the ship's draft before and after loading/discharging of cargo and conduct accurate calculation in order to ascertain the weight of cargo.

General Average

General Average is a principal by which all parties involved, including cargo owners, are required to make proportional contribution to share losses and costs expended to save voyage from marine casualties. For all types of applicants, we conduct necessary investigations in order to estimate the loss due to general average.

Risk Assessment

On land, we provide an evaluation of risks of natural disaster, fire and theft to properties stored at factories, warehouses, shops and museums.