Capt Barry Thompson, a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and an Honorary Fellow of the International Institute of Marine Surveying, is a name known to many in the shipping marine surveying world. In this handy guide, he debunks the myth that a surveyor’s lack of marine insurance knowledge should be a cause for concern, or restraint in accepting an instruction to carry out a survey, which may become concerned with an insurance claim; nor is an understanding of insurance generally of importance in carrying out such a survey because the essential requirement is the seeking and reporting of the facts surrounding the incident.
In his enquiries, the surveyor uses his knowledge, expertise and experience to consider the facts and evaluate them to assist in establishing the cause and to determine the best means of minimizing the loss. While there are some general procedures and considerations, which the surveyor needs to understand in his approach to an insurance survey, there are also some specific ones relating to commercial vessels, hulls and their machinery.
The aim of What a Marine Surveyor Needs to Know About Insurance Damage Surveys (Commercial Ships, Hull & Machinery) 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 associated with the shipping industry.
Author: Capt Barry Thompson
Size: 68 pages
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