The SB & S department also provides ‘Technical Consultancy’ assistance to various organizations for their ‘Tonnage Acquisition Programme’. The organizations include: The Andaman & Nicobar Administration, The Union Territory of Lakshadweep, Geological Survey of India, Directorate General of Lighthouses & Lightships and Department of Ocean Development of the Government of India.
Consultancy assistance rendered for newbuilding vessels includes:
1. Project Viability and Feasibility: market study, obtaining statuary approvals and selection of ship-building yards through international tendering procedures.
2. Design Consultancy: preparation of technical specifications, preliminary GA plan, preliminary machinery layout plan and preliminary accommodation layout plan.
3. Project Management: preparation of ship-building contract, monitoring of finances during construction, delivery protocols and related documents, and post-delivery and guarantee matters.
4. Site Supervision: plan approval, ship-building construction supervision at yard, test & trial supervision, delivery and acceptance of vessels.
Consultancy assistance rendered for acquisition of second-hand ships includes:
Identifying the type and size of vessels, receipt and evaluation of offers, inspection of class records, physical inspection of vessels, processing specific proposals for owners/Government approval and taking delivery of the vessels etc.
Clients can expect world class services from the SCI, making use of the latest technology available and the vast talent pool comprising experts in shipping industry.