IIMS has just 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.
Although there is a common theme running through the series of the handy guides, each is bespoke for different parts of the sector. But as Barry Thompson himself says, “If a surveyor receives a request to carry out an insurance claim survey, its purpose is still fundamentally the same as with most surveys – to investigate and provide the facts relating to the incident and then report his findings. In his enquiries he uses his knowledge and experience to consider the facts and evaluate them to assist in establishing the cause and to determine the best means of minimising the loss.”
The principle aims of the three guides is to convey both the basic requirements and the special ones, and to help the surveyor to become conversant with the customary protocols surrounding surveys for insurance claims. A surveyor’s lack of knowledge of the marine insurance sector should not be a cause for concern, or restraint in accepting an instruction to carry out a survey which may become concerned with an insurance claim.
The new titles are:
Insurance Damage Surveys (Commercial Ships, Hull & Machinery)
Insurance Damage Surveys (Cargo Claims)
Insurance Damage Surveys (Yachts, small craft and workboats)
The three handy guides are priced at £20 each plus post and packing and are available directly from the IIMS web site. For details of how to purchase one or more of these guides, or other titles in the ‘What a marine surveyor needs to know about’ series, click here.