SALVAGE & TOWING
A surveyor's involvement in matters of salvage normally results from appointments by Hull and Machinery Insurers, but may also include P&I Clubs. A surveyor makes recommendations regarding feasibility of salvage and advises owners and insurers regarding the suitability of the salvor's preferred services.
Insurers of a tow normally request a surveyor to provide a towage approval certificate in which all aspects of the tug, towing arrangements and the condition of the tow are appraised. The surveyor must consider all aspects of the voyage including intermediate bunker ports, weather en route, alternative ports of refuge and crewing, as well as the vessel's condition and towing arrangements. If the arrangements for the voyage satisfy the surveyor a report and a towage approval certificate will be issued.