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IMC’s team of marine surveyors
has extensive seagoing experience as Masters and Chief Engineers
on all types of vessel. 

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Prior to joining IMC, many of them worked as Fleet Managers, Marine Superintendents, Class surveyors, USCG, Shipyard Managers, Repair Contractors, CDI inspectors, Marine Terminal Managers, etc.


This blend of seagoing and shore-based commercial experience gives our surveyors keen insight into the typical challenges encountered by vessel Owners, Managers and Charterers.
Their capabilities are further strengthened by the commercial and legal knowledge of our claims and compliance teams. We have the resources and expertise to handle virtually any kind of an assignment in a timely, practical and cost-effective manner. 


Extensive Network of Capabilities
IMC’s survey team is led by David Smith, John Stenvik, and Steve Cunningham. In addition to our in-house team of surveyors and consultants, IMC have developed an expansive network of trusted surveyors, domestically and worldwide, who drastically extend our reach and effectiveness.

Some of our primary services include:

  • Coordinate and oversee repairs of all kinds

  • Prepare drydock specifications and attend drydocking

  • Outsourced Superintendent, Port Captain and Port Engineer services

  • Prepare for PSC inspections and/or assist with USCG issues 

  • Comprehensive vessel condition assessments

  • Pre-purchase inspections

  • On and/or Off-Hire Surveys

  • Hold cleanliness inspections

  • Pre-loading surveys of project and heavy lift cargo

  • Bulk liquid and chemical cargo - Attendance during loading

  • Offloading of breakbulk or bulk cargo - Attendance during discharge

  • Assist with tank cleanliness and/or tank cleaning problems

  • Pre-charter inspections

  • Performance evaluations of vessels under charter 

  • Evaluate bunker quality and fuel oil problems

  • Investigate ship or shore loading/offloading equipment problems

  • Determine suitability of berth or port facilities

Recent examples of our work include:

Bunker Problems – Surveyed damages and investigated operational issues on numerous vessels receiving off-specification bunkers. Coordinated and carried out comprehensive investigations into causation.

Comprehensive Vessel Inspections – Conducted detailed inspections of roll-on roll-off fleet on behalf of owners and managers with a focus on identifying short- and long-term maintenance priorities, adequacy of spares, etc.

Pre-Purchase Inspections – Performed pre-purchase condition survey on Panamax crude oil/products tanker in Washington State.

Hold Cleanliness Issues – Carried out pre-loading inspection of cargo holds in Mississippi River in preparation for loading grain after carriage of cement. 

Lost Anchor and Chain – Causation of lost anchor and chain investigation at loading berth, coordinated successful search, salvage and recovery efforts.

Performance under C/P – Investigated and reported on issues with ship’s auxiliary generators and associated problems with refrigerated cargo.

Grounding Alongside Berth – Researched and verified water depths and recent dredging activities resulting from vessel’s inability to remain alongside berth during loading.

Navigation Audits – Conducted navigation audits.

Port State Control – Prepared vessel for USCG PSC inspection.

Vessel Detention by USCG – Assisted vessel’s Master and Owners/Managers interface with USCG following detention of vessel during PSC inspection.

Chemical Tanker Tank Cleanliness Issue – Advised Master and Owners regarding tank cleaning in advance of sensitive chemical cargo loading in US Gulf Region.

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