Marine Surveying

Marine surveying is the practice of inspecting marine equipment, primarily boats and cargo, to determine safety and market value. A marine surveyor may be called in to assess a damaged vessel for insurance purposes, appraise a vessel that is being sold, or even serve as an expert witness in court.

The marine surveying industry is comprised of independent, local marine surveying businesses and professional organisations, like the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) and the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS Global). Through these businesses and organisations, marine surveyors provide expert advice regarding the safety and value of marine equipment ranging from private yachts to cargo vessels. They may also act as claims investigators for insurance companies or provide expert testimony in marine-related trials.

Vessel Maintenance and Repairs

  • Vast experience both onboard and as a surveyor across most types of vessels inter alia tankers, container vessels, bulk carriers, tugs, yachts, chemical tankers.
  • Assessment
  • Reporting
  • Repair


  • Project management and repairs
  • MODU and FPSO

Damage Investigations

  • Assessment
  • Reporting
  • Repair

Modifications and Drydockings

  • Superintendency
  • Project management
  • Oversight

Hull Surveys

  • Condition reports
  • Damage assessment
  • Repair recommendations

New Builds

  • Ships
  • Yachts
  • MODU and CSDU