Marine Surveys

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Marine Services Solutions P.A offers the full range of marine surveys. Our experienced team of staff is ready to conduct inspections, surveys or examinations of marine vessels.

See below for a list of all our marine surveying services. From small yacht surveys to harbour structure surveys, we can help you. Get in touch with our head office today on +44(0)7367 373 677

P&I Surveys

We provide the entire scope of surveys which include open-hatch, oil spills, pre-shipment, pre-entry, damage and follow up surveys to be carried out on behalf of P&I clubs and underwriters.

Hull & Machinery

A full inspection of the structure of the marine vessel, its machinery, and (if needed) their stability and performance.


On/Off Hire Surveys

Inspection on the ship’s overall condition of cargo spaces, suitability for charter.  Includes review of documents onboard, classification, statutory, condition of holds, navigation equipment, engine room, ship condition, galley, bow thruster, quantity of bunker. This also includes vessel condition, cleanliness of holds, fitness to receive cargo and condition of all relevant structures such as cargo hold, hatches, bulwarks, shipside rails, and cargo gear.

Draft Surveys

Our experienced surveyors can undertake Draft and Bunker Surveys for cargo shipping in any location worldwide. We routinely perform quantity surveys for shipping agents globally, and as such our surveyors have the skillset and experience to accurately determine results.

The weight of the cargo is established by taking a draught survey before and after loading or unloading. The draught is measured at six points; forward, amidships and aft on both the port and starboard sides. In practice, this procedure is never simple, and our surveyors bring years of professional experience and troubleshooting expertise.

Pre-Purchase Survey

A professional survey is a critical part of buying a sailing or motor vessel. It is standard practice for boat owners to have a survey completed before purchasing a vessel, regardless of the value.

Our surveyors uncover any issues that could impact the selling price or any issues which need to be addressed prior to sale. Basic surveys will be non-intrusive and provide a comprehensive report of the critical components including the hull, the propulsive equipment and the condition of all mechanical gear.

Yacht & Small Craft Surveys

We work directly with private yacht owners to deliver pre-purchase, condition, compliance, PDI, and new build surveys, as well as covering regulations, warranty and insurance.

Harbour Structure Surveys

Surveying and Maintenance of docks, piers, jetties, wharves and other port facilities.


Compliance with National and International regulations.

Statutory Certificates of compliance with regulations, their preparation, and issue. Classification Society and compliance with their rules.

Warranty Compliance, Towage approval, laying up, and re-commissioning also included.

Fitness for purpose

Cargo spaces, shippers on refrigerated, liquids, and other special cargos.

Machinery Performance

Including fuel consumption.


Loading, unloading, and securing or special and project cargo.

Risk Assessment

There are many reasons why an accident can happen onboard a vessel. It might be physical damage to the vessel or perhaps even a human causality.

We can complete Risk Management Surveys on board. We help underwriters, owners, captains and P&I clubs understand the processes, procedures, training gaps and other human and equipment aspects that can lead to disaster.

Acting on this information can significantly reduce the chances of an accident, issue or loss on board the vessel in question and support the vessel to improve going forward.


Risk Assessment including

  • H&S
  • Environmental
  • Financial/Business interruption
  • Operational
  • Fire and safety plans
  • Performance evaluation

Get In Touch With Our Team Today

Our experienced team of marine professionals are ready to deal with your marine requirmeents.