About us

Geoffrey Fawcett, our Marine Surveyor

Geoffrey Fawcett is a marine engineer and a naval architect who has experience spanning five decades in the maritime industry, providing an unrivalled depth of knowledge.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Marine engineer and Naval Architect with extensive experience: –
  • Sea-going engineer
  • Class surveyor
  • Technical manager

Holds Masters degrees in:

  • Maritime Law
  • Professional Engineering Leadership

Perspective & Experience

  • Chief Engineer at sea (Class I) (Motorships) HV Endorsement
  • B.Eng (Hons) Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Glasgow University and Strathclyde University.
  • LLM in Maritime Law from the London Metropolitan University.
  • Master of Professional Engineering Leadership from Griffiths University, Queensland, gaining a citation for academic excellence.
  • Class Surveyor – 19 years
  • Technical Manager – towage services – 6 years
  • Pressure Vessel Inspector – 3 years
  • Seagoing Marine Engineer – 23 years
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) (UK)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) (Australia)
  • Fellow: Engineers Australia – Mechanical College
  • Fellow: IMarEST
  • Member: RINA
  • Member: SNAME
    Level II Welding Inspector (South African Institute of Welding [SAIW])

Geoffrey is an independent third-party marine vessel surveyor. He conducts surveys, proactively and reactively on behalf of:

  • Owners
  • Charterers
  • Underwriters

Such surveys may include critical equipment such as:

  • Hull
  • Machinery
  • Communications
  • Navigation
  • Load-Line
  • Safety
  • Pollution

Other surveys undertaken include:

  • Damage to vessel structures
  • Damage to vessel machinery
  • Marine accidents
  • On-hire
  • Off-hire
  • Pre-purchase

Other services include:

  • Superintendency:
    • Dry-docking
    • Vessel repairs
    • Technical management
    • Risk assessments of superyachts (operations)

Extensive experience as a marine engineer and as a surveyor on vessels such as:

  • Tank ships (chemical, product, oil)
  • Container ships
  • General cargo ships
  • Bulk carriers
  • LNG ships
  • Salvage tugs
  • Harbour tugs
  • Superyachts