We are seafarers at heart and we have all worked at sea for many years in senior positions. We have improved on this with further formal education and training in engineering, ship design, marine transportation etc. Importantly we have a grounding in insurance claims and claims handling, we know how casualties occur and how the policies of insurance respond.
We understand shipping and marine insurance and we know that casualties rarely arise from a single event. They generally start small and develop due to various contributory factors.
Losses rarely result from the condition of a vessel. There can be isolated structural failures but losses more often arise from the way in which a vessel is manned, operated, managed and maintained.
It was on this basis that the Technical Appraisal was created. The Technical Appraisal is a loss prevention exercise intended for small and medium sized fleets. It looks at the way in which the vessels are managed, operated, manned and maintained. It combines a review of the shore based management with surveys of a representative sample of the fleet. It looks at what the management are trying to achieve and whether this is reflected on board. It remains one of our most popular surveys and it has a proven track record in reducing losses, increasing reliability and performance.
For surveys of a single vessel we have a Risk Assessment Survey which looks mostly at the vessel and does not consider the management in such detail.
For the larger fleets we have the Loss Prevention Study which takes the exercise to the next level. We spend a lot more time with the management looking at the shore based activities in more detail and we spend more time on the vessels, often sailing on board.
Over the last 15 years we have had the pleasure of working with some impressive clients and we are pleased to say that our track record of reducing losses by improving management supervision, increasing machinery reliability and increasing knowledge and awareness of those on board and ashore, speaks for itself.