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Welcome to Independent Maritime Consulting

Independent Maritime Consulting, LLC (IMC) was established in 1998 to provide the highest quality commercial claims handling, legal consulting, technical and recruiting services to the maritime community at competitive prices. Our founding principles are service excellence, reliability and integrity.

As our name implies, we value our independence and understand that our success depends upon our sensitivity and responsiveness to our clients’ needs. We are constantly seeking to add compatible and highly competent surveyors and consultants with diverse specialties to the IMC team. Our established reputations and ability to consistently deliver the high quality work our clients have come to expect are the hallmarks of our service.


IMC Welcomes Steve Cunningham

Steve Cunningham has joined the IMC team, effective September 1, 2018.

Steve immigrated from the UK to Houston in 2013. He is happily settled in the Woodlands area with his wife (Ginny) and his daughters Abigail (6) and Hannah (5). He is a dual UK/US citizen.

Steve holds an unlimited UK Master Mariner’s FG certificate. After serving in the British Merchant Navy (1997 – 2008) on various types of vessels Steve gained experience (2008-2013) as a marine pilot, assistant harbor master, and VTS operator for the Port of Tyne Authority.

Working with London Offshore Consultants (LOC Houston) for the last 5 years Steve has handled and supervised a wide range of marine survey, investigative and casualty work (both blue/brown water and in the offshore energy sector) and has gained a stellar reputation for his abilities acting as an expert witness and providing litigation support on marine casualty cases. Also, for his expertise in piloting, reconstruction of collisions and allisions, capsizing of tugs, etc. He will be a very valuable asset to our team when we are called upon to support our clients in investigating and responding to marine casualties within North America, and well beyond our borders.

Steve played a key role in managing and overseeing LOC’s Shipping Team and he will be putting those skills to work overseeing and managing IMC P&I and other cases in the US Gulf region, and beyond.

See Steve’s full CV (pdf)
and career highlights in Our Team.

Under Steve’s leadership we plan to further expand our team of professionals, and business, in the US Gulf region.

Steve’s full contact details are as follows:

Steve Cunningham
Independent Maritime Consulting LLC
Bank of America Center
700 Louisiana Street, Suite 3950
Houston, Texas 77002

Cell Phone: +1 281-908-4992
Phone: +1 281-480-4260
24/7 Emergency: +1 203-256-1000
email: scunningham@independentmaritime.com


IMC Introduces Mariner Medical Management,
Offers Compassionate Care with Dramatic Savings

Independent Maritime Consulting, LLC, in partnership with Repatriation Medical Management LLC and Sky Nurses LLC, has launched an innovative, streamlined, crew-focused service to better manage medical care and costs in the U.S.

The combination melds medical capabilities and innovative thinking to provide the most caring, fair and transparent way available to deliver the right blend of services for each client’’s needs. The new approach provides:

— — A single-source solution for managing compassionate medical care.

— — The right resources including nurse medical case managers, repatriation specialists, and commercial correspondents in the right places at the right times.

— — Highly effective coordination and management of the entire process, with anticipated savings from 30-70%.

 Learn more.