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Cargo Surveying Training Certificate

Draught Surveying


The master of a vessel should be advised in adequate time that a draught survey will be taking place. If it is an initial light ship survey, he should be requested, subject to the safety of the vessel, When draught surveys are undertaken by independent surveyors, co-operation of the ship’s officers is essential, Independent surveys should be undertaken together during the relative survey sections with the vessel’s chief officer and chief engineer or their appointed respective deputies and Before undertaking the survey, it is recommended that the surveyor makes time to inspect a general arrangement plan in order to confirm the number and position of the various ballast, fresh water and oil bunker tanks on the vessel, that why the draught surveyor should be aware of all the necessary aspects of a good survey and the course is gathering all these aspects and more.


The objectives of the course were to train participant to carry out draught surveying to comply with the requirements, procedures and documentation in accordance with the rules as set by the U.N/ECE code of uniform standards and procedures for the performance of draught surveys.

Benefits of the Course

At the end of this module students should be able to perform and calculate a draught survey. However there is no substitute for experience in some of the operations needed to obtain the draughts and data required for the calculation. It is strongly recommended that students spend as much time as possible with an experienced surveyor in order to become familiar with the practical aspects of reading draughts.

Who Should Attend

  • Practicing cargo agents;
  • Freight forwarders;
  • Cargo Claim officers;
  • Shipping officers;
  • Shipping Industry starters;
  • Cargo consolidators;
  • Other professionals.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Laws of floatation
  • Draughts
  • Hydrostatic particulars (stability book)
  • Correcting the draughts
  • Hull deformation (hog and sag).
  • Corrections for trim and density
  • Ballast, fresh water, fuel, and others.
  • Practical procedure


Mr. Elue CHRISTOPHER: Petroleum inspector-Nigeria.

The institute is informative, friendly and offers great advice to students. Everything was explained in detail, and you are made to feel like you are part of a family.

Mr. HOREMANS Jonathan: Inspectorate Surveyor-Belgium.

The educator was very helpful. Next year I will surely take other courses at Lloyd’s Maritime Institute.

Mr. SIDDIG Atif:  Marine Surveyor, Sudan.

“I found this training excellent and could answer all questions asked and delivered the course in an interesting format”


Is this program available online?

Yes, it’s based on distance learning

In what language is this program taught?

Our courses are conducted in English

What’s the duration of the course?

This course takes 3 months to be completed.

What kind of examination I need to take to pass the course?

To pass this course you need to pass a final test, you are advised to submit it  by the date given on your Study Schedule,

Can I get an extension?

You have the opportunity to extend the length of your course by an extra 1 month at no additional charges.

Who recognized this training?

Our courses are recognized by leading organizations such as IAMSA, NAMS Global, INTERCARGO, and IAMSP.

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