Hull and Machinery Damage Claims

This unit is not intended to provide the surveyor with the technical skills of the specific details to look for during a survey which comes from the discipline in which he has been trained. It is intended here to assist an understanding of the culture of surveying, the manner in which a survey should be carried out so as to provide appointing principals with information required to consider insurance claims.


This segment covers damage to ship’s hull, machinery, construction parts, piers and harbor constructions, such as cranes, conveyor belts etc. It is understood that these damages can involve vast claims, not only for the actual damage and repairs, but also consequential damages.
In this course the participant will be able to practice the surveyor’s tasks; present at the place of accident as soon as possible in order to check damages, take statements, collect evidence and documents. At the same time it is of high importance to have contact with class surveyors, ship yards and construction engineers in order to commence swift and reasonable measures.

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