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.

The Report Magazine September 2018

Highlights of this edition:

– Superyacht maintenance technology
– The benefits of London Arbitration
– How to conduct vessel reactivation inspections and surveys
– Errors leading to inaccuracies in draught surveys
– Hidden benefits of an asbestos survey
– The risk of liquefaction from nickel ore cargo remains high
– The complex challenges of ballast water management facing the shipping industry
– A Day in the Life of Geoff Waddington, IIMS Vice President
– Results of the IIMS membership survey revealed

Read the September 2018 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or download in pdf format The-Report-September-2018


The Report Magazine June 2018

Highlights of this edition:

– The new REG Yacht Code is coming soon
– Lifecord is the new ‘smart’ kill cord
– IMO adopts ambitious climate change strategy for shipping
– Metals and their corrosion behaviour in seawater
– The Polar Code, one year on
– What constitutes a circumstance that may give rise to a claim and when should you report it to insurers
– Ursula Smith is the subject of ‘The day in the life of’
– Details of new Honorary Fellowships and Fellowships awarded
– A wealth of members’ news
– Plus a column from President elect, Capt Zarir Irani

Read the June 2018 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or download in pdf formatThe-Report-June-2018


The Report Magazine March 2018

Highlights of this edition:

– The International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates its 70th anniversary in March 2018. IMO speaks exclusively to the IIMS as it turns seventy.
– The path to Digital Classification
– Microbial contamination in marine industry and the blight known as diesel bug
– The drone squad
– Imaginary checklists and defensive procedures
– Risks and opportunities in offshore wind
– Estimating a small craft’s stability by means of rolling period tests
– Member and marine news; plus a round-up of safety briefings and new products
– A day in the Life of John Walker

Read the March 2018 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or download in pdf format: The-Report-March-2018


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)


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