The Report Magazine

The Report Magazine is the official publication of the International Institute of Marine Surveying.

The Institute publishes the Report Magazine four times per year in March, June, September and December. Members are invited to (and do) submit articles regularly for publication, which entitles them to CPD points too. If you wish to send an article for publication please email us.

Each issue will appeal to big ship and small craft surveyors alike. Its content is also highly relevant to P&I Clubs, vessel operators, marine insurers and others involved in the maritime sector. Each issue will be a mix of technical articles and more general features related to the profession of marine surveying. Some of this editorial content is supplied by members and the rest is specially commissioned by the editor.

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The Report Magazine December 2017

Highlights of this issue include:

IIMS UAE Branch Conference – full report
To be or not to be – an expert witness
The problem of oil washed overboard from hydraulic deck equipment
The P&I Insurer’s Role in Salvage
Gipsy Moth sails again – by the man who discovered and owned her
New standards for marine diesel fuel
A review and round up of 2017
Business Report – Fit for business, why you need to understand GDPR; strategy planning
The very latest member and marine news, plus new product spotlight
A day in the life of Peter Broad

Read the December 2017 Report Magazine online in e-reader format
The-Report-December-2017-Issue-82 (pdf format)


The Report September 2017

The Report Magazine September 2017

Highlights of this issue include:

  • IIMS London Conference – full report
  • Wind and Renewables. What are the opportunities for surveyors? Special 12 page report
  • Beware the perils of undertaking valuations
  • Rescue procedures for semi and submerged confined spaces
  • Ship versus ship collision claims
  • New ISO 19030 standard explained
  • An innovative solution for end of life boats
  • Liquefaction. Is it time to ditch the ‘can test’
  • Plenty of member and marine news to read!
  • A day in the life of Ian Nicolson

Read the September 2017 Report Magazine online in e-reader format
The Report September 2017 Issue 81 (pdf format)


The Report Magazine June 2017

The Report Magazine June 2017

Highlights of this issue of The Report include:

  • Natural Gas innovation means green boating power that pays for itself
  • Rotor sail technology for auxiliary wind propulsion of ships
  • The trials and tribulations of developing a second career as a marine surveyor
  • Are drones the future of marine surveying?
  • After the Costa Concordia disaster where are we?
  • A fresh water warning and the associated dangers to your health
  • Beware disintegrating laminate
  • A day in the life of Mick Dyer, IIMS Australia Branch Chairman

Read the June 2017 Report Magazine online in e-reader format
The-Report-Magazine-June-2017 (pdf format)


The Report Magazine March 2017

The Report Magazine March 2017

Highlights of this issue of The Report include:

  • Megaprojects ensure buoyant activity
  • Cathodic protection for small craft
  • An insight on bulk carrier trimming
  • The importance of understanding enclosed space entry
  • A day in the life of James Renn
  • New professional standards for marine surveyors
  • Report only what you know
  • Changes in the air for IMCA’s eCMID
  • Looking good on the web and an introduction to SEO

Read the Report Magazine March 2017 issue online in e-reader format
The-Report-Magazine-March-2017 (pdf format)


The Report Magazine December 2016

The Report Magazine December 2016

Highlights of this issue of The Report include:

  • The next generation of marine surveyors
  • The impact of drone technology on marine surveying
  • A review of 2016
  • Beware the dangers of overplating steel hulls
  • The ISM designated person ashore
  • Report on the Bond Solon Expert Witness seminar
  • Update on the 2018 Golden Globe Race
  • Solar powered electric boats. The future?
  • Safety management systems for commercial vessels
  • A day in the life of Capt Peter King

Read the Report Magazine December 2016 issue online in e-reader format
The Report Magazine December 2016  (pdf format)