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Our core sectors of expertise are marine and cargo surveying including bunker surveys and bunker fraud investigations

AVA Marine and Petro Inspect are a professional marine surveying & cargo inspection organization servicing the international commodity trading community. We have been in existence since 2009 to service primarily the Canadian and the US marine market with selective assignments globally. We are also Members of the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters (CBMU), American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU), Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia (COSBC), Marine Insurance Association of British Columbia (MIABCand a Corporate Members of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)


As a marine surveying and consultancy organization our maritime expertise encompasses the entire range of survey and inspection activities from draft surveys to grain loading supervision acting as port captains, from cargo securing/lashing to multi-million dollar project cargo risk assessments, from marine claims to salvage and technical surveys from P&I condition surveys to Hull & Machinery (H&M) surveys. As the company grew, it was soon realized that a dedicated team of ‘bunker surveyors’ were needed positioned at strategic locations whose sole purpose would be to provide bunker surveying services to ship operators in order to deter fuel theft and mal-practices which are so prevalent even today. Out of this, the idea ‘Petro Inspect’ was born to cater for the broader range of bunkering activities.


Our bunker surveying arm Petro Inspect rigorously seeks to maintain its high efficiency in meeting customer’s demands, by constantly developing a bespoke bunker survey programme for clients which has proved very successful and resulted in significant cost savings for our clients. To date we have recovered 1000’s of tones in un-declared fuel, averted numerous cappuccino bunkers and prevented bribery thus saving charterers and owners millions of dollars! Not only that we also serve as ‘protective surveyors’ on charterer’s or owner’s behalf ensuring no mal-practice takes place during bunkering such as cappuccino bunkers, gravitating of fuel, bribery etc. and at the same time ensuring that only the best marine surveying and business ethics are practiced. Our bunker fuel concealment detection largely depends on the hands-on approach and practical experience of surveyors and therefore we hire only the best in the industry - our surveyors being ex-seafarers themselves are well-versed with the various techniques used to conceal bunkers on board.


We choose to work with a handful of clients and rather than grow to an unmanageable size we have chosen to maintain a niche presence for our businesses allowing our consultants/ surveyors to become an integral part of our clients business and ensure that their objectives are met and surpassed in the spirit of a true partnership. From day one of our engagement our clients recognize that our focus is the performance of their business.


Through multiple offices, subsidiaries and network of partners, a solid foundation of the Company’s infrastructure has been established reflecting the promising future of Petro Inspect and enhancing its position as a leading global marine surveying and inspection company. 



  • Draft Surveys

  • Grain Loading Supervision

  • Grain Stability Calculations 

  • Cargo Intake Surveys 

  • P&I Condtion Surveys

  • P&I Hatch Cover Integrity Test (UT)

  • H&M Surveys

  • Pre-purchase Inspections (PPI)

  • Cargo Lashing / Securing Surveys

  • Port & Terminal Claims

  • Project Cargo Risk Assessments

  • Container Claims (Dry / Reefer)

  • Bunker Quantity Surveys (BQS)

  • Bunker On / Off Hire Surveys

  • Bunker Investigative Surveys

  • Bunker Fraud Investigations


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