Fees: The inspection and report shall be conducted for an agreed fee.
The fee shall be based on the current NST rate schedule.
All fees and expenses shall be due upon completion of the inspection.
All payments if unpaid when due, shall bear interest at the rate
of 1.5% per month from the due date until paid plus cost of collection.
The surveyor will use his best efforts to conduct the Survey
Inspection and issue the Report of Survey in a timely manor, however
no warranty is made for time of completion.
No part of the Report is issued as an expressed or implied warranty
of the condition of the vessel, of the value of the vessel or the cost of
Unless specifically stated, the report is based on visual examination
of the vessel only and is not to include inspection of areas normally concealed,
requiring disassembly; or operation of machinery and systems.
Any statements, recommendations, or conclusions are the opinion of
the surveyor based on his level of skill, training, and expertise.
The customer may terminate the inspection and survey
by giving written notice to the surveyor.
The customer will pay the surveyor for work completed
to the point of termination, at the surveyorÂ’s normal hourly
rate including expenses incurred and required for the surveyor
to return to his office.
If you must cancell an inspection, you may call our offices
up to 24 hours prior to scheduled start without incurring
charge. After this time, the minimum survey rate will be
The professional opinion of the surveyor can not be compromised in
the performance of the survey or in the report of his findings.
The Report will be issued without regard to such matters as finance
The surveyor reserves the right to terminate employment with full
fees earned if requested to compromise his professional opinion.
The above named party agrees that the surveyor, his agents or employees
will not be liable for any claim, or loss or damages arising out of, in
connection with or incident to the work relating to the Inspection or Report
except, that caused by the direct sole negligence of the surveyor.
Such negligence shall not be legally presumed but must be affirmatively
Such liability shall continue for a period of sixty (60) days from
completion of the work.
The surveyor shall not be liable in any event for any loss, cost,
penalty, or damages in excess of the aggregate sum of $1,000.00
for property damage and $2,500.00 for personal injury or death.
The surveyor shall specifically not be liable for incidental, special,
or consequential damages; nor loss or use, loss of profits/earnings, crews
wages/shares, salvage, tug expenses, demurrage, loss of time, loss of freight,
loss of charter and/or similar and/or substituted expenses.
It is understood that the surveyorÂ’s charges are based upon this
limited liability undertaking.
The Inspection and Report are conducted and issued for the sole use
of the party named above.
The surveyor, itÂ’s agents or employees are not responsible to a third
party and will be held harmless of any claims brought forth by any party
other than the individual or organization named above.
The work performed and any report issued by the surveyor shall
be construed in accordance with general maritime law of the United States.
Any dispute arising out of this agreement shall be resolved through
binding arbitration conducted in Lee County, Florida, USA.
An independent arbitrator mutually agreed upon or a third arbitrator
chosen by an arbitrator appointed by each party shall conduct such arbitration.
The decision of two or more arbitrators will be binding.