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Naval Architecture

JMS Naval Architects is a specialty maritime engineering firm with a unique combination of high-end analytical engineering expertise and practical deck plate experience. JMS delivers innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex marine design problems. JMS provides design and engineering services for complete vessel design package development; from concept design to detail, structure, and systems design, and complete shipyard bid package development.

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Salvage Engineering

Our salvage engineers provide 24/7 marine casualty response services to many of our oil transportation clients. JMS salvage engineers conduct rapid marine inspections and assessment of ship stability & strength for damaged vessels. JMS is a recognized leader in the field of salvage engineering and was selected by the U.S. Navy to write the U.S. Navy Salvage Engineers Handbook.

Marine Engineering

JMS provides deck plate engineering for repairs, modifications, equipment specifications, and new installation of shipboard systems. JMS combines operational experience and technical expertise for traditional marine engineering services, such as:
Repowering Design and Specification
Engineering Feasibility Studies
Shipyard Construction Technical Support
Construction/Repair Oversight & Acceptance Trials

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Marine Surveying

JMS routinely conducts hull, mechanical, and electrical inspections and marine surveys for its diverse customer base. JMS personnel are certified by the Society of Marine Surveyors (SAMS).

JMS surveys and inspections include:
Condition surveys of ships, barges, and dry docks for preacquisition or insurance purposes;
Structural assessments of aging vessels for steel renewal and overhaul planning; Research vessel assessments of ability to effectively conduct oceanographic research; Vessel safety inspections; Sea trials; Tow surveys and planning; Safety management system audits; Accident investigation surveys; SAMS accredited marine surveys

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JMS Projects

  • on-point
    Modular Floating Dry Dock
  • Barge Design
    Stevedoring Crane Barges
  • marine architects
    Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • on-point
  • on-point
    Floating Dry Dock Design
  • on-point
    Double-Hull Tank Barges
  • on-point
    Design of a Walking Barge
  • on-point
    Complex Tug Launching Operation
  • Marine Architecture
Interested in a Naval Architecture Career at JMS?
JMS Naval Architects is looking for qualified individuals to join our team. Check back often for open positions, and send in your résumé.


Recent News

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JMS Designed a 2,147 Barrel Tank Barge for Harbor Fuels of Boston, MA
August 29, 2018

JMS Naval Architects is completing the design of a 2,147 Barrel double-hull liquid cargo tank barge for Harbor Fuels of Boston, Massachusetts. Harbor Fuels currently provides bunkering services to customers in the Boston Harbor area ranging from ferry boats to mega-yachts. The new tank barge will be used for bunkering operations in Boston Harbor and…