• Early detection reduces your cost
  • Identify exact location of cargo hatch leaks
  • Single crew member operation
  • Test your hatches even when carrying cargo

Hatchtite™ is a lightweight, portable and robust instrument for accurate and reliable cargo hatch cover testing for water tightness on bulk carriers.

By using Hatchtite™ to ensure your hatch coversare watertight you can prevent cargo damage and also avoid failing inspection by the Insurance and Charterers’ surveyor.

Unlike hose and chalk tests, Hatchtite™ allows you to identify the exact location of the leak – saving you
time. Hatchtite™ indicates when you actually have the required compression to prevent water getting into the hold space meaning you can identify any leaks very early and thus reduce repair costs.

This document sets out the common issues that can occur with hatch covers – particularly regarding leakage which accounts for the most amount of P&I club insurance claims.