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Live Online: Modernising Marine Surveying

31st Aug – 3 Sept 2020 | 4-Day Live Online | 1:30pm-5:00pm (SGT)

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About The Course

Essential for marine surveyors, ship officers, underwriters, claims handlers, this masterclass highlight numerous scenarios, incidents and claims associated with different types of cargoes & vessels, the advanced-level survey techniques and how best to handle them.

Attendees will examine best practices in managing marine insurance & claims with surveyor, such as P&I Casualty, Cargo, H&M damage, Loss of Hire, condition, bunker issues. Key discussions within the seminar will include advances of survey methodology and remote survey techniques available to be utilised.


Key Learning Outcomes

  • Marine survey legislations and standards (SOLAS, ISM Codes, etc)
  • H&M and P&I Insurance
  • Vessel types, designs, classification process and major shortcomings
  • Identify critical equipment and the surveyors interaction with such equipment
  • Survey methodology for cargo, machinery & hull damages, casualty, loss of hire, condition surveys, bunker survey, safety & security surveys
  • Use of UAVs, ROVs and alternative means of surveys
  • Remote surveys & e-certificates


Andrew Teasdale
Managing Director, Teasdale Marine

Andrew has spent over 40 years in shipping industry, having practical experience both as a seagoing engineer and classification ship surveyor as well as a marine risk consultant. He provides ocean fleet survey & office audits to Marine underwriters & Classification, Owners, and offers large & complex marine claims relating to cargo, hull liabilities, loss of hire, wreck removal, casualty, among others. His experience includes:

  • Marine Risk Management & Surveying Consultant (RSA) – 2012-2017: Provided inrisk consulting service to Hull, Cargo & Liability Underwriters
  • UK Officer Manager/Marine Consultant & Surveyor (Andrew Moore & Associates) – 1991-2005: Working for P&I interests, Expert witness in London Arbitration and audits on behalf of AIG, Hellenic Shipyard, Lloyds Underwriters
  • Loss Prevention Engineer (West of England P&I) – 2005-2012
  • Ship & Engineering Surveyor (DNV GL)
  • Seagoing engineer officer (1974-1983)
  • ISM Lead Auditor and ISO 9002 Lead Auditor
  • Lloyd’s Register’s Propeller Shaft Alignment
  • Chartered Engineer (IMarEst) and Member of Institute of Consulting Marine Engineers & Ship Surveyors

Live Online Learning

Stay Home. Skill Up!

The current Covid-19 pandemic has put strains on various areas of business, especially when it comes to deriving commercial value from new initiatives. During this phase of self-isolation and working from home, we can help you meet your professional development needs and you can still take your professional development plans to the next level.

To support your learning goals we have converted our face-to-face trainings to LIVE Online Sessions. This way you can continue to attend live and interactive training sessions within the virtual classroom space where you can see and speak, with your Subject Matter Expert and other participants.

Benefits of Live Online Learning

Aimed at offering you immediate, high-quality practical information whilst minimising time and expenditure associated with travelling, our digital training platform enables you to interact in real time with course directors and remotely network with your fellow participants.

  • Classroom Experience: Progress with fellow participants as you would in an on-site class
  • Guaranteed cost-effectiveness: Travel budget saving, plus 20% price advantage for online participation
  • Controlled environment with speakers managing the Q&A and discussions and tools for enhanced interactions
  • Module-based approach to effectively manage your time and revisions
  • Earn your Digital Certification and broadcast your achievements to your peers
  • Onboarding: Available for all attendees
  • Proven and secure training platform


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Background of Marine Surveying

Evolution of marine survey

  • The development of SOLAS
  • The formation of Class societies and what they do
  • H&M and P&I Insurers and cover offered
  • Flag states and why they are different
  • The ISM code
  • Port state control
  • Paris MOU
  • Equasis

Due Diligence of cargo owners and shipowners (prudent uninsured)

  • Load on / load off surveys
  • Charterers surveys
  • Warranty surveys

Insurance (for when things really go wrong?)

  • H&M and P&I insurance and how it works
  • Relationship between
  • Case studies: P&I clubs’ surveying activities


Session 2: international Trade, Vessel Designs, Impacts on Movements and Ships

  • Brief refresher: world trade, containerisation
  • Global shipping routes of finished products & commodities

Types of ships and examples

  • Bulk Carriers and VLOC’s,
  • Containerships and ULCV’s,
  • Oil tankers, LNG, LPG,
  • product tankers,
  • RO RO,
  • General Cargo, Ferries, Cruise liners.

Commentary on ship construction, impacts on movement and shortcomings

  • Vessel specification, design and classification process
  • Novel ship designs

Overview of the longitudinal strength girder, bending moment, shear force

  • Vessel movement
  • Container lashing plans and cargo stowage manual, liquefaction of cargo
  • Case Studies: Notable casualties associated with prototyping – from Titanic to present day.

By the end of the session delegates will understand the various designs of vessels, as well as the operational envelopes within which ships work, the shortcomings of which have been explained by examples starting with the Titanic, Britannic and Oceanic concept and what then when wrong. Certainly, then mentioning the MOL Comfort and other casualties to present day. 


Session 3: The ISM Code

  • The ISM code ashore
  • The ISM code afloat
  • The ship shore interface
  • The role of the on-board safety committee
  • Permits to work
  • Audits of the ISM code
  • Shipboard Maintenance
  • BRM and MRM
  • MRM and the human element

Case Study – ISM code deficiencies

By the end of the session delegates will have a basic understanding of how a ship company is generally divided into technical, operations, crewing, chartering, insurance, etc and how this applies to the ISM code and what may be found on a ship. They are prepared for the concepts raised in the remaining workshop sessions.


Session 4: P&I Casualty Surveying

  • Safety, PPE and Entering Enclosed Spaces
  • P&I casualty surveying (Liability Insurance)

Classes of claim will be discussed with methodology for

  • Fixed and floating objects
  • Crane or unloader damage
  • Cargo damage
  • Engine room fire
  • Loss of containers
  • Collapse of stowage
  • Container claims
  • Collisions
  • Groundings
  • Bunker problems
  • Speed and Performance
  • Report writing
  • Inherent vice


Session 5:  Cargo surveying (property insurance)

Example commodities

  • Grain
  • Liquid cargoes
  • Steel products
  • Project cargo
  • Sea Fastenings and lashings
  • Valuation
  • General average


Session 6: H&M Surveying
Damage to Machinery – Examples:

  • Owners allegation of damage
  • Weather damage
  • Crankshaft hardness testing, machining and annealing
  • Seaworthiness aspects
  • Fair wear and tear
  • Inherent vice
  • Selection of repairer or drydocking
  • Fair and reasonable repair costs
  • Deferred repair
  • Classification
  • Superintendent expenses
  • Total loss
  • Report writing

H&M damage to hull –  Typical examples

  • Owners allegation of damage
  • Seaworthiness aspects

Loss of Hire

  • Interrelationship between Loss of hire and H&M insurance
    • Nordic Plan Vs London Terms
    • Role of surveyor
    • Survey and intervention of key hold points
    • Overtime
    • Choice of shipyard


Session 7 – Condition Surveys

Condition surveys for P&I Clubs

  • Testing during survey
  • Condition surveys for H&M Insurers
  • Condition surveys for Charterers interests
  • On – off hire surveys
  • Valuation surveys (leave it to the experts)

What to look for and how to report it

  • Avoidance of tick box culture
  • Priorities
  • What to do if you can’t visit every cargo hold or tank
  • What to do if the time period is too short.

The Typical format of condition survey used by one of the International Group of P&I Clubs along with their survey guidance notes will be included in the course materials

By the end of the session delegates will be in a position to understand some of the common problems associated with this class of survey and how to fulfil the expectations of those who appoint them.


Session 8 – Bunker surveys

  • Bunker loss control
  • IMO 2020 fuel standards and Low sulphur fuels
  • Lubricating oils


Session 9 – Modern Survey Techniques and Alternative Surveying

  • Remote Marine survey
  • New alternatives types of survey
    • Drones/UAVs, ROVs and Digital Photography
    • Position-controlled cameras
    • Regulations on the use of UAVs/ROVs for surveying
  • Data gathering and accident reconstruction
  • E-certificates

By the end of the session delegates will be in a position to understand some of the advances of survey methodology and techniques available to be utilised. .


Session 10: Investigation, Data collection and on-site analysis post COVID


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31 Aug - 03 Sep 2020

1:30pm-5:00pm (SGT)
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