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AVA Marine Offers On Hire/Off Hire & Bunker Investigation Services On West Coast Of Canada/Usa For Charterers

November 12, 2012   by AVA Marine Group Inc.

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Kaivan Chinoy - Founder AVA Marine Group Inc

“At the present market rate, bunker cost is one of the largest operating expenses incurred in a TC voyage. With such high costs involved, it becomes imperative for the charterers to know the exact bunker quantity onboard at the time of redelivery – said the founder and Principal marine surveyor & consultant of AVA Marine.

To prevent any bunker misappropriation AVA Marine is now able to offer 221B Surveys (commonly known as Bunker Detective Surveys) to Charterers globally.

We also provide the following services to charterers:

  • On /Off Hire Surveys (includes holds, decks and cargo gear inspection)
  • Dead Freight Surveys at the time of On Hire survey

AVA Marine core business is P&I Condition Surveys (routine & entry surveys), Flag State Inspections, Hull & Machinery/ Pre-voyage Surveys / UT Hatch Cover Testing, Steel Outturn survey & Project Cargo Loading/Discharging/Lashing Supervision.  To learn more about our marine surveying capabilities, visit our website at

About AVA Marine The Company provides a comprehensive range of specialist marine surveying & consultancy services primarily in Western Canada and is led by the Principal Marine Surveyor – Kaivan H. Chinoy.

Kaivan is a qualified Mercantile Marine Officer (Chief Officer, United Kingdom) and a graduate of joint Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde (Faculty of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering) with an MSc Degree in ‘Technical Management of Ship Operations’.

Kaivan has the combined practical experience of over 15 years in sea/shore positions and before founding AVA Marine, he was involved in extensive marine operations (vessel navigation, cargo handling  (bulk, break-bulk, crude oil), accident investigations, project cargo risk management and marine cargo surveying including losses exceeding USD $500,000.


Kaivan H. Chinoy, MSc (UK), HND Naut. Sc

Principal Marine Surveyor

AVA Marine Group Inc.

151-10090 152nd Street, Suite 667, Surrey, BC, Canada, V3R 8X8

T:  +1.604.283.2273 | C:  +1.604.356.3405 | F:  +1.604.608.9874

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AVA Marine Group Inc. Registered Company No. BC0943478


AIMU (American Institute of Marine Underwriters)

CBMU (Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters)

MIABC (Marine Insurance Association of British Colombia)

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