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The ship owners/agents should submit to the Local Vessels Safety Section an Application for Survey (MD 610 / Survey Form 6 B) (PDF), stating the nature of the survey requested, the tentative date, time and place of which the survey is to be conducted.


Surveys in Hong Kong

Survey Arrangements
  • For the survey of vessel, ship owners/agents should make prior appointment with the Local Vessels Safety Section by Tel (852) 2852 4444 or the relevant marine office of the survey locations in the following table stating the name of the vessel, the certificate of ownership number, the date, time, place and type of survey to be carried out. Appointments are accepted up to 4:00 p.m. of the last working day before the survey date, subject to the availability of surveyors and inspectors. Ship owners/ agents should stick to the scheduled appointments once confirmed. In case there is a real need to cancel a scheduled appointment, ship owners/agents should inform MD as soon as possible, and in any case not later than 4:00 pm of the last working day before the scheduled survey date. MD reserves the right to accord lower priority to a survey appointment request if a previously confirmed appointment for the same survey has been cancelled by the ship owner/agent concerned.

Designated Survey Locations
  • Safety surveys are scheduled at the following 9 designated survey locations (including the new survey location at Tsing Yi (North)):

    Designated Survey Location Schedule
    (other than public holidays)
    Tel. Fax
    New Yaumatei Typhoon Shelter Monday to Friday 2852 4444 2542 4679
    Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter Every Tuesday & Thursday 2873 8366 2554 4346
    Shaukeiwan Typhoon Shelter 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 2560 1474 2567 9779
    Cheung Chau Typhoon Shelter 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month 2981 9885 2981 5300
    Sai Kung
    (off Sai Kung Hoi Pong Street)
    1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month 2791 7356 2792 7820
    Tai Po
    (off Sam Mun Tsai Marine Office)
    2nd Wednesday of every month 2665 4814 2667 6952
    Tuen Mun Kadoorie Pier 2nd & 4th Friday of every month 2146 4251 2452 5747
    Sha Tau Kok Pier at Yim Liu Ha 3rd Friday of every three month 2667 6939 2667 6952
    Tsing Yi (North) Monday to Friday 2852 4444 2542 4679

Regional Survey Areas
  • To cater for situations whereby surveys cannot be conducted at the designated survey locations, regional survey areas will be set up to provide survey service for local vessels moored/anchored within those areas to facilitate the trade.
  • Safety surveys are scheduled at the following 8 regional survey areas:

  • Area Covering Areas
    (as shown in map)
    Schedule
    (other than public holidays)
    Tel. Fax
    1 Tuen Mun, Tung Chung 2nd & 4th Friday of every month 2852 4444 2542 4679
    2 Outlying islands (including Cheung Chau Typhoon Shelter, Hei Ling Chau Typhoon Shelter, Kau Yi Chau) 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month
    3 Tsuen Wan DG Anchorage, Tsing Yi, Ma Wan Every Thursday
    4 Yaumatei Every Monday & Wednesday
    5 To Kwa Wan Typhoon Shelter, Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter Every Wednesday
    6 Shaukeiwan Typhoon Shelter, Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month
    7 HK Island South (Lamma Island, Middle Island, Tai Tam, Off Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter) 1st & 3rd Friday of every month
    8 Sai Kung 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month

  • Request for a survey such as final inspection to be conducted outside the designated survey locations/regional survey areas and schedules will only be considered under exceptional circumstances, and is subject to the availability of MD’s inspecting officers.

Surveys Outside Hong Kong
  • Applications for surveys outside Hong Kong should be made to the Local Vessels Safety Section in writing at least four working days before the tentative survey dates.

  • In addition to survey fees payable for the issue of certificate, a sum of specified fee is payable for any survey staff who is away from Hong Kong (on daily basis). Applicant for survey outside Hong Kong will also be responsible for the cost of travel, accommodation, medical support, visa, and other minor miscellaneous expenses. The applicant should arrange the travel itinerary, booking of hotel etc.

  • Fees are charged in accordance with the Merchant Shipping (Local Vessels) (Fees) Regulation , Cap. 548J for plan approval and surveys. All such fees must be paid to the Marine Department before the commencement of plan approval work or surveys. Fees are to be paid directly to the Department's collection offices. A receipt will be issued upon every payment.