The direct cost and consequences of hull and machinery damages are obvious to the marine insurer and the client.

Risk Management

Survey Association performs Loss Prevention and Risk Management services such as Standard Condition Surveys, Assessment Surveys, and other surveys, schemes, and programs for risk management and assessment tailored to specific needs.
One of the most important elements of a successful loss prevention process is the ability to address findings and conclusions in a positive and motivating way.  By doing this, we contribute to a dynamic environment of self-improvement initiatives within the marine industry.

We initiate and maintain loss prevention programs with our maritime clients as well as monitor and following up on the success and outcome of the initiated programs




Survey Association offers a broad range of consultancy services to clients, these include:

  • Technical assistance to law firms, owners, etc.
  • Site evaluation of approaches to harbors/terminals
  • Incident investigations
  • Towage approvals
  • FMEA & DP surveys
  • IMCA inspections

We provide Marine Surveys and risk consulting, throughout the lifecycle of marine assets, from new building to recycling. Our experienced team of Master Mariners, Naval Architects, and Marine Engineers has considerable experience in all marine operations. 


Damage Surveys

The surveys are conducted to estimate the extent of damage and cost of repairs or loss resulting from an accident, vandalism, or theft.  

Survey Association can also recommend the repairs required and can be commissioned to supervise these repairs.

Damage Surveys can, on request, entail

  • Identification of the cause of the accident

  • Identification of damages and estimated costs and time for repair

  • Call in for tenders and yard quotations.

  • Arrange salvage, call in Salvor to quote for the assignment

  • Salvage vessel safely and repair damages

  • A technical perusal of damages costs

  • Delivery of vessel to owner

Technical perusals

  • Survey Association performs a Technical Perusal to identify the split of the cost of the damage.

Loss of hire surveys

  • Loss investigation and expert opinion

Tender Specification

  • Provide you with the specifications of the repair work that needs to be carried out.

Inquiries for quotation

  • Handle and take care of all inquiries needed to obtain the best possible price for and quality of the repair work. 

Follow up on repairs

  • Once repair work has been carried out, we can check up on the repair work and ensure the affected operation runs smoothly without problems. 


Condition Surveys

Survey Association will conduct a thorough survey to assess the vessel's physical condition and the effectiveness of onboard management.

Any deficiencies identified will be documented in a list provided to the Master or owners’ representative for rectification.

This list will also be sent to the customer along with the initial report, enabling the managers to take necessary action. Should repairs be required, a follow-up survey may be conducted after completion.

Throughout this process, Survey Association will remain available to offer assistance and guidance. Our services are rooted in integrity, efficiency, and the high standards of our 100-year heritage.

Common vessel types surveyed for condition assessments include:

  • Cargo vessels (tankers, Ro-Ro, container, bulk)

  • Passenger vessels

  • Special purpose vessels

  • Yacht/Small Merchant Vessel Surveys

  • Offshore vessels and tugs

On-Hire Surveys / Off-Hire Surveys

Survey Association undertakes On-Hire / Off-Hire Surveys of vessels or marine structures before entering or being redelivered from a charter.

The survey report includes a detailed description of a vessel’s cargo spaces/deck area's structural condition, cargo space cleanliness, bunkers on board, a listing of the vessel’s statutory certificates, portable securing equipment, etc.

The survey also includes bunker stock and should differences arise in a bunker delivery operation, our experienced team can find the error, if any, or give out the right figures for third-party agreement.

Survey Association is committed to representing our customer’s best interests when hiring a vessel to limit their liability, by ensuring they have the correct information on the condition of the vessel and work required in respect of the Charter Party.

Tailor-made survey programs

Detailed inspection programs designed to assist fleet owner’s best interest. In close cooperation and continuous dialogue, we develop tailor-made surveys focused on specific target areas identified by the owner or through our dedicated analysis tool and detailed market insight. Current customers include Svitzer and Boluda Lines S.A.

Condition surveys & risk evaluation

  • Joint Hull 2013 / 007 A, B, C, D 
  • Dry docking surveys                                               

  • Navigational assessments                                       

  • STS assessments                                                     

  • Office assessments                                               

  • Site Assessments                                                    

  • Pre-entry / Pre-purchase Surveys