SEAWISE Maritime Services - London

Company Profile - London

SEAWISE Maritime Services, formerly Ship Surveys Ltd., was incorporated on 1st May 1995, and operates from offices in London which are conveniently located in proximity to Underwriters, Solicitors and Brokers servicing the London Maritime Industry.

SEAWISE offers a wide range of marine surveys and investigations drawing on the combined experience of our technical staff. Sea service with a variety of vessels provides a wide background of practical seagoing engineering knowledge. Experience in Superintendency, Consultancy and at a senior level in a major Classification Society completes the depth of our expertise.

As Maritime Consultants we are conversant with investigating technical issues associated with a wide range of subjects including unsafe berths, off-specification fuel, hull and machinery condition, damage, and failures, etc., and the preparation of formal opinion reports. We are also experienced in dealing with the technical issues of contractual disputes involving ship repair, MOA, On and Off-hire, speed and consumption, etc. Our Staff have experience in appearing as Expert Witnesses in Arbitration and High Court Proceedings.

As Surveyors, our technical staff are actively engaged in attending casualties for Hull and Machinery, Loss of Hire, and Protection and Indemnity Underwriters and assessing damage sustained in collisions. They also have expertise in the preparation of opinions concerning Angle and Speed of blow.

Surveys are undertaken on behalf of Shipowners, Charterers or Underwriters to investigate and report upon the condition of vessels for pre-entry, condition and sale and purchase purposes.

Surveys are also undertaken on behalf of Cargo Underwriters and Cargo Owners to investigate the background, cause and circumstances of incidents that result in the declaration of General Average and/or the provision of salvage services. We undertake and report upon inspections of records with major Classification Societies.

From our base in London, our Surveyors travel throughout Europe and elsewhere as required.

Our activities ensure we maintain a practical outlook on matters affecting maritime operations and ship repair practices. We have a first hand knowledge of the capability and services provided by specialist contractors and of repairs associated with port installations, fixed and floating objects, etc. Knowledge and experience gained from all these activities is available in giving advice and preparing opinion reports.

SEAWISE Maritime Services operate a quality system accredited to ISO 9001:2008 using modern equipment and facilities.