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Bunker Survey and Draft Survey Classes at Draft & Bunker Survey School of Instruction, Morehead City, North Carolina

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The North Carolina State Ports Authority is an authority set up by the state of North Carolina to develop and operate seaports in Wilmington and Morehead City, and two inland terminals in Charlotte and the Piedmont Triad in Greensboro. The proposed NC International Terminal in Brunswick County and Port expansion projects in Morehead City and Wilmington will make North Carolina a key player in international trade, and multiply related jobs and economic impact in the state.

An ongoing container-terminal expansion project at the Port of Wilmington includes multiple New Panamax container cranes, improved berths and a widened turning basin. Wilmington offers excellent general cargo facilities as well. Warehouses at the Port of Morehead City offer high-quality features for the most demanding breakbulk shippers, including paper, steel, and lumber. Inland terminals offer container-shipping customers in western parts of the state convenient access to the Port of Wilmington.

NC State Port Authority in collaboration with Marine Cargo Consultants Inc conducts Marine Survey courses through Draft & Bunker Survey School of Instruction at North Carolina State Port Authority Maritime Building, Morehead City, North Carolina. Members of the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) and Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) will be granted 18 CE credits for course completion.

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Training Programs


Draft & Bunker Survey Programs

  • Bunker Survey Course (8 hours - 1 day): The course introduces the student to the methodology of conducting a vessel fuel inventory. Designed for those who have little or no previous experience performing surveys of this type, the program will be presented by an instructor who is an extremely experienced and practicing bunker surveyor in an easy to understand format. Using surveys and publications collected from actual vessels attended by the instructor, attention will be directed toward practical survey methodology.
  • Draft Survey Class (3 days): The thee-day school of instruction will take the mystery out of the science of accurately determining a vessel's weight by water displacement. Designed for the student having little or no previous experience performing surveys of this type, the program will be presented by an instructor who is an extremely experienced and practicing draft surveyor in a fun, relaxed and easy to understand format. Adhering to standards established by the United Nations and the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and using surveys and publications collected from actual vessels attended by the instructor, attention will be directed toward practical application rather than textbook theory.

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