Tim Ellis, the Principal Surveyor of DNP Marine Surveyors, has written many articles concerning the marine industry. A surveyor must be a good writer because all his surveyor work ends up in a final written report to his client. The surveyor must have the ability to size up the content of the inspection, connect the dots, be able to write the report in their head and finally, express their ideas clearly in writing. Following are a few examples of maritime articles written by Tim Ellis. (Note: When finished reading the article, just click on the "X" in the tab at the top center of the screen and you will be returned to our DNP web site).
TESTING & SAMPLING OF DRY BULK CARGOES
A major plank in ensuring the safe carriage of cargoes at sea
During the carriage of Dry Bulk Products, the prevention of injuries to ships and crew starts with the preparedness for the type of cargo the vessel will load, and the Sampling and Testing regime before and during the voyage to correctly load, carry, store and handle the cargo. ...Read more...
A review of notable events
On any given day, a marine surveyor will be inspecting, measuring, weighing and reporting on a wide variety of cargoes and vessels. Surveyor Tim Ellis of DNP Marine Surveyors offers the following insights for BC Shipping News readers to gain greater understanding of the roles a surveyor can play. ...Read more...
CANADIAN FLOAT HOMES & THE MARINE SURVEYOR
The Why, the What and the How
A presentation by DNP surveyor Tim Ellis of the Association of Marine Surveyors of British Columbia at the Floating Home Association Canada (Pacific) Annual General meeting in Lander, BC. ...Read more...
SCIENCE, OPINION AND ART - PART 1
Draft surveying and ocean-going vessels...A practical example
Dynamic weighing systems, such as belt scales, weigh-bridges or balances, have removed a lot of uncertainty from the quality of cargo loaded or discharged by vessels. Nevertheless, these measurements may have the appearance of being weighted in favour of the vendor or the purchaser through inaccuracy or doubt, requiring the determination of the weight of a ship and its cargo by draft surveying for the purposes of releasing bills of lading. ...Read more...
SCIENCE, OPINION AND ART - PART 2
Join us for another kind of survey
Part 1 of these articles about the "Science, Art and Opinion of Marine Surveying" allowed us the vicarious pleasure of accompanying the marine surveyor during a draft survey aboard an ocean-going vessel. This, the second part, is about two other kinds of surveys undertaken for a trading company. If you like, the types of marine surveys are essentially these: Inspecting, Measuring & Weighing, but marine surveys are so many and so varied that it would be unwise to declare and list definitive. ...Read more...