At the beginning of each year we publish some statistics from our activities of the previous year, it helps us to spot trends. In 2018 we surveyed a lot of ferries and these remain a troublesome area for insurers. We surveyed fewer fishing vessels in 2018 than previous years but on the other hand we surveyed more tankers although by comparison to ferries and other general cargo vessels, the tanker numbers are low and reflect the generally good levels of reliability. Our loss prevention visits to shipping companies remained a core part of our work, with 33 visits taking place during the year.
Breakdown of 2018 survey work:
We surveyed 4 fishing vessels, 8 tankers, 42 general / dry cargo container vessels, 89 ferries, 2 cruise/passenger ships and 5 yachts.
We visited 33 shipping companies
We surveyed 3 shipyards / production facilities.