Unit 01. Introduction to Marine Surveying for Commercial Ship Surveyors


This unit provides the marine surveyor with an overview of the marine industry and all the elements that make the industry what it is. This unit looks at trade, the types of vessels and the many different entities that make the marine industry work. This will give the student the background knowledge required to understand the details of the specific units covering the surveying of ships and commercial vessels which can be studied later. A practising surveyor will find this unit a useful refresher to further hone their skills and increase their knowledge base.

Unit 1 concentrates on the role of the marine surveyor as opposed to the marine consultant. These two titles often cause confusion as to the differing roles they play.

For the sake of good order the following simple definitions for these two titles are:

“The marine surveyor is someone who measures, assesses, surveys, inspects, examines and reports on the subject of survey based on the client’s instructions”

“The marine consultant offers their skills and services based on their knowledge and experience in a specific field, providing advice and knowledge that the client does not have”

Topics covered include:
• Marine Regulation & Safety • The Purchase of a Vessel • The Law and the Marine Industry • Health and Safety of the Marine Surveyor • Survey Organisations • The Marine Surveyor in Practice • Business Management • Marketing your Business • Being prepared – SWOT Analysis • Finance

Please note.
By choosing to buy this Unit you are not entering into the full educational programme but you can complete an assignment for this Unit and receive an IIMS Certificate on successful assessment. Further details of this will be sent to you when you make your purchase. If you decide to take the full Educational Course at a later date you may be able to use your successful pass to make up part of your qualification.  Please be reminded that this cost covers one download of a .pdf document, there is NO hard copy. There is no refund available. Please call the Education Team direct if you have any queries: 023 92 313012 or 023 92 313015

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