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 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.

The Report Magazine September 2020

Another record breaking edition, this issue of The Report is the largest ever output by the Institute at 112 pages. The highlights and feature articles include:

– The elephant in the room: What do remote surveys mean for the marine surveying profession?
– What surveyors ought to know about Fastenings Part II
– Sacrificial anodes – a waste of money?
– Cyber security and ships
– Decarbonizing shipping: the role of internal combustion engines
– Why do container stacks collapse and who is liable?
– Making ship systems smarter with simulation
– The Wakashio incident. Was the Mauritian Government prepared?
– A Day in the Life of Jeffrey Casciani-Wood
– The making of the new Norwegian research vessel RV Kronprinz Hakkon

Read the September 2020 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or in pdf format at The Report Magazine September 2020.

The Report Magazine June 2020

The biggest ever Report Magazine published. The highlights are:

– How to survey a mast, its rigging and sails
– Five ways in which shipping is using AI to enhance performance management
– Fastenings: What a marine surveyor ought to know (Part I)
– Managing the most extreme remote workers
– Colregs: Still fit for purpose?
– The inland waterways boatbuilding industry
– The shipping industry must adapt if it’s to survive in the modern world
– Airborne and structure borne ultrasound as a key component to predictive maintenance
– What’s required to construct a new vessel type packed full of innovations?
– Marine market is urged to reinforce its support for the average adjusting profession
– A day in the Life of Sarah White

Read the June 2020 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or in pdf format at The Report Magazine June 2020

The Report Magazine March 2020

Highlights of this 104 page publication include:
– The danger of mould in the marine environment – Critical information surveyors need to know
– Maritime training 2020 and beyond
– Hell on Water: Container fires on ships are becoming increasingly common and dangerous
– Is compliance enough?
– Misdeclared cargoes
– Development of the smart container project
– Full report of the IIMS Baltimore Conference with photos
– A Day in the Life of Capt Sanjay Bhasin
– Tips for effective report writing
– Lubricant sampling, analysis and test in predictive maintenance
– New safety briefings
– Review of the 2010 decade

Read the March 2020 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or in pdf format at The Report Magazine March 2020

The Report Magazine December 2019

Highlights of the publication – the biggest Report Magazine ever published at 108 pages – include:
– Special features and articles about IMO 2020
– End of life boats and what to do with them
– Biological corrosion and what surveyors should know
– How to get super rich by selling superyachts
– Insurance claims are increasing – what can surveyors do about this?
– Full report of the UAE Branch Conference with photos
– A Day in the Life of David Pestridge
– Risk assessment and management
– CEO round up of the year
– New safety briefings
– A wealth of member and marine news, plus a roundup of new products hitting the market

Read the December 2019 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or in pdf format at The Report Magazine December 2019

The Report Magazine September 2019

Key feature articles include:
– IMO Sulphur Cap 2020 regulation joint industry guidance
– Osmosis is a process not a defect
– Drones herald in new era of inspections
– Prospects for long-life batteries in waterway transportation
– Smart fuel hoses set to enhance safety at sea
– Hydrogen’s future in maritime
– The role of the Special Casualty Representative in the salvage of mage box ships
– Losing control of the beach was just the icing on the cake
– Caroline Rostant and Tony McGrail obituaries
– A review of the London Conference and Dinner
– The new Marine Surveyor Trailblazer Apprenticeship Scheme
– Plus a roundup of a wealth of marine and member news; and new safety briefings recently released

Read the September 2019 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or in pdf format at The Report Magazine September 2019.

The Report Magazine June 2019

Key feature articles include:
– The history and secrets of IIMS headquarters laid bare!
– The pitfalls in deep water pipe-lay: A marine warranty surveyor’s perspective
– Securing of containers on deck on a container ship
– Ensuring safe passage for a steel coil cargo
– Carriage of soya beans
– Shocking spike in confined space fatalities revealed – but why?
– The human side – how passengers and crew respond in an emergency
– Fifty shades of insurance: Financial loss – what is it and when is it covered?
– Final information about the IIMS London Conference 2019
– Stacks of member news, safety briefings and essential information
– A day in the life of Carey Golesworthy

Read the June 2019 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or in pdf format The Report Magazine June 2019.

The Report Magazine March 2019

Key feature articles include:
– An opinion article by Capt Rich Madden about the extensive loss of life and assets at sea in January
– Too many experts? Or simply not enough?
– InspectX – Report writing software by surveyors for surveyors
– Ten golden rules of loss prevention for expert witnesses
– Adaptation at sea: Hindsight and foresight – Legal issues arising from new bunker sulphur regulations in MARPOL – There’s no doubt about it – ship surveying is being revolutionised by drone technology
– The metacentric stability of narrowboats
– Expected life span of yacht enclosures
– Business article: Golden rules for writing good and persuasive website content
– Member and marine news, industry opinion and training information
– A day in the life of Ed O’Connor, IIMS Canada Branch Chairman

Read the March 2019 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or in pdf format The Report Magazine March 2019.

The Report Magazine December 2018

Key feature articles include:
– ISM Code 20 years on
– Wooden boat surveying, a step by step guide
– The role of the surveyor from a P&I Club’s perspective
– The case for photogrammetry in marine surveying
– Load measurement for validation and data collection
– Shipping fears engine failures as industry switches to low sulphur fuel
– Micro ROVs enablers for Marine Surveyors
– Cargo integrity
– A comprehensive review of the year
– A wealth of member news, including reports from recent training events
– Special report on the IIMS Mumbai one day Symposium with photos
– A feature length ‘A Day in the Life of’ with Milind Tambe (and his amazing trike) as the stars

Read the December 2018 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or in pdf format The Report Magazine December 2018.

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 Magazine 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 format The Report Magazine June 2018.


Advertise in The Report Magazine

If you are a business that is interested in targeting marine surveyors worldwide, we carry limited advertising in The Report magazine at very reasonable costs. Click to read The Report magazine Media Pack online for full details, information and publishing deadlines.

Instagram Posts from the IIMS @iimsmarine