Whilst the Association’s high quality of membership is founded on its rigorous underwriting policy, the maintenance of standards is monitored by the condition survey program.
RULE 17. WARRANTY OF SEAWORTHINESS
For the purpose of preventing the damage and expenses to be covered by the Association, the Association may require a Member to submit an Entered Ship for survey in respect of the conditions of the Entered Ship by a surveyor nominated by the Association, within such period as may be specified by the Association. The Association is entitled to reject the payment or reduce the amount of claims as a result of an incident arising after the expiry of such period if the Entered Ship has not been made available for survey within the period specified.
A Member must carry out forthwith of within such time as may be specified by the Association any repair recommended by a surveyor appointed under the preceding paragraph. If the Member has failed to comply with any recommendations as to repair made by the surveyor, the Association is entitled to cancel the entry of the Entered Ship. The Association is also entitled to reduce the amount payable or reject the payment of claims which took place by reason of the Member's non-compliance with surveyor's recommendation as to repair.
The selection of the ships surveyed is based on the following criteria
- Member's claims record
- Previous survey experience
- Trading patterns
- Cargoes carried
- Flag State
Condition Survey forms
- Bulk, General Cargo, Container and Other
- Chemical Tanker
- Gas Tanker
- Oil Tanker
- Passenger, Ro-pax
- Reefer Ship
- Ro-Ro Ship