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 March 2022

The key highlights of this 124 page edition of the Report include:

– Maritime Safety Report 2012-2021: a decade of progress
– Getting to zero coalition – Closing the Gap: A new report
– Superyacht building boom creates a supply crunch and crew shortage for ultrarich buyers
– Why are shipping containers lost at sea and where do they end up?
– Good bunkering practice and guidance
– Material obsession. From wood to window frames and rock, boatbuilding has never been so eclectic
– Aluminium versus steel boat hulls. Discuss
– Forensic Accounting in Marine Claims and Cargo Losses
– IIMS President speaks out about interpretation
– Four inefficient shipping regulations that no one talks about
– 3D Scanning and Fusion 360 in Traditional Boat Building

Read the March 2022 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or in pdf format: Report Magazine March 2022

The Report Magazine December 2021

The highlights and feature articles of this bumper 132-page edition include:

– The state of Superyachting
– The missing question from the NTSB Report on MV Golden Ray: WHY?
– Measuring the impact of extreme waves on offshore structures
– Scuppered dreams and abandoned boats – an environmental threat in pictures
– Green building – the future of boatbuilding
– Green Shipping: The not-so-distant future?
– Could disruptive technologies in container ports and terminals be a game-changer?
– Bottom Fouling: Whose head does it fall on?
– Campaign to save and renovate a once great ship
– The story of one stuck humble box of fertilizer highlights the global supply chain crisis
– Review of the 2021 year

Read the December 2021 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or in pdf format: Report Magazine December 2021

The Report Magazine September 2021

The highlights and feature articles of this bumper 132 page edition include:

– COP26 and the road to global net zero. A special 26 page Report Magazine supplement
– Seacor Power: A sobering note on incident reporting
– The synthetic rigging revolution continues
– Ever Given fiasco illustrates the importance of the shipping container
– Hold cleaning and the legal issues
– New Zealand is the innovation nation for marine technology
– Turning Tides: The new wave of e-boats taking to the seas
– The reinvention of our ports is underway as part of the Green Transition
– Nerves of Steel: Fleet-wide implementation of the next-generation hull integrity monitoring
– An introduction to risk analysis
– A day in the life of Oli Byles

Read the September 2021 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or in pdf format: The Report Magazine September 2021

The Report Magazine June 2021

The highlights and feature articles of this special 136 page edition (the biggest ever) to mark the 30th anniversary of IIMS include:

– The design of cathodic protection schemes for canal craft
– Seafarers ‘N’ Ever Given respect. What will we do this time so that history is not repeated?
– Containers overboard – is theory overtaking practice?
– Stitch by stitch: The art of sail making is alive and flourishing
– Could our ‘old friend’, the wind, be the solution to reducing the fuel consumption of ships?
– Seaman’s Manslaughter: An arcane US statute turned enforcement risk
– Elevators on ships – failures, service and maintenance
– How well does Cathodic protection negate corrosion when used in seawater filtration?
– A personal account of gender diversity at sea
– A look back at 30 years of IIMS history and articles by a number of Past Presidents
– A day in the life of Nick Parkyn

Read the June 2021 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or in pdf format: The Report Magazine June 2021

The Report Magazine March 2021

The highlights and feature articles of this 108 page edition, with an emphasis on container incidents at sea, include:

– The CTU code – why we need it
– VAT on boats post Brexit explained
– Tackling the scourge of container ship fires
– The Estonia disaster continues to be a bottomless source of learning
– Costly claims for crane failures caused by human errors
– From composite evolution to vessel construction revolution
– Corrosion-resistant steels for cargo oil tanks
– New guidance document for cargo and cargo hold ventilation published
– Fault tree analysis of the grounding of M.V. C.S Cigne
– Rivets (Part 1)
– A day in the life of Capt. Purnendu Shorey

Read the March 2021 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or in pdf format: The Report Magazine March 2021

The Report Magazine December 2020

Another record breaking edition, this issue of The Report is the largest ever published by the Institute at 116 pages. The highlights and feature articles include:

– Review of 2020 – The year that changed everything
– How COVID-19 has affected the role of the marine surveyor: Special Feature
– Hull coatings: A slippery subject
– Alternatives to at sea disposal for end-of-life reinforced plastic vessels
– New flax and basalt fibre composites by Simonetta Pegorari
– Wakashio: How the crisis communications could have been better handled
– IMO in hot water following Mauritius oil spill and botched Wakashio salvage operation
– Making a hash of lashing
– Cargo liquefaction guidelines
– A day in the life of Uday Moorthi

Read the December 2020 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or in pdf format: The Report December 2020.


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