Most professions and activities recognise their own special international days to create awareness. Three such examples are World Radio Day, World Puppetry Day and International Firefighters’ Day. IIMS thought it was high time that marine surveyors have their own day – a day that celebrates their work and profession and brings them together, albeit in an online capacity.
So, IIMS has created the Marine Surveying International Fest 2018, a 24-hour celebration of marine surveying. The date for this innovative and eye-catching event is Wednesday 12 into Thursday 13 September, depending on your time zone! View full press release.
Pause for a moment and ponder this question. How much is your life and your safety at sea worth? Most people would say it is priceless and impossible to put a value on. And yet many people seem to misunderstand the worth, value and principle role of a marine surveyor, whose very job it is to ensure your safety at sea by surveying, inspecting and reporting on your expensive, potential new purchase. Instructing a marine surveyor to work on your behalf should never be seen as a distress purchase where price is the all-important factor. View full press release
Fifteen years after launch, the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) distance learning commercial ship and yacht and small craft professional qualifications were recently nominated for an Award in the International Maritime Club’s Golden Shield Excellence Awards 2017 in the ‘Leading Maritime Training Institute’ category. And at the ceremony on Friday 15 September 2017 at the Lloyd’s Old Library in London, IIMS was announced as the winner in this category. View full press release.
Launched by the International Institute of Marine Surveying’s (IIMS) subsidiary, the Marine
Surveying Academy (MSA), on behalf of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) in
June 2015, the eCMID Accredited Vessel Inspector (AVI) scheme has reached the milestone of 300
successful accreditations. View full press release.
IIMS has released three new handy guides for sale on the subject of insurance damage surveys. The
series of ‘What a marine surveyor needs to know about’ now boasts sixteen titles in total following
the launch of these new handy guides, all of which have been written by the doyen of marine
surveyors, Capt Barry Thompson. View full press release.