Hull & Machinery Surveys
MSB has long proven its capabilities to provide first class hull and machinery inspection and casualty survey services.
Our pre-purchase or trading condition surveys will provide you with the complete picture of the vessel and comprehensive report to enable you to take the correct management decision. MSB Technical Department has significant experience in new building supervision and provides qualified site officers to supervise your shipbuilding progress.
MSB regularly provides the following services:
o Hull and Machinery damage surveys—collision, stranding, fire, heavy weather, machinery damage, cargo gear, etc.
o Hull and Machinery condition surveys
o Hull and Machinery pre-entry surveys
o Vessel pre-purchase / trading condition surveys
o General and particular average
o Supervision of ship repairs
o Approval of repair specifications
o New building supervision
MSB is constantly asked to perform casualty related surveys where the damage has been caused by collision, stranding, fire, heavy weather, machinery or cargo gear breakdown or other perils and provide detailed damage assessment, repair supervision, approval of repair specifications and review of repair invoices. We have long standing contracts with Insurance Companies to serve their H&M/MCI requests.
We specialize in high profile attendances — fires, collisions, groundings, salvage and other major claims.
Our principal surveyors work together with the certified in-house Average Adjuster, which enables them to provide quality hull and machinery damage reporting that eliminates further exchange with the case Adjusters and saves valuable time.
Marine Casualty Investigations
MSB employs staff and non-staff surveyors— Master Mariners, First Class Marine Engineers and Naval Architects with years of sea service, substantial field experience and significant background as class society surveyors and ship repair specialists.
We are frequently called upon to investigate marine casualties, determine their circumstances and causes. We follow up repairs and provide reviews of the repair invoices for the concerned Underwriters.
We are aware that costs must be kept to a minimum and this is why we have developed abbreviated forms of dealing with more straight forward matters involving close cooperation between the technical and the claims experts.