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Vessel Operations Support

And Marine Surveying

Marine surveys and vessel operations support

JMS Naval Architects can do it all

Vessel Surveys

JMS routinely conducts hull, mechanical, and electrical inspections for its diverse customer base. JMS personnel are certified by the American Waterways Operators (AWO) as Responsible Carrier Program (RCP) auditors.

Surveys include:

  • Structural assessments of aging vessels for steel renewal and overhaul planning
  • Research vessel assessments of ability to conduct oceanographic research
  • Vessel safety inspections to assist owners in preparing for U.S. Coast Guard inspections
  • Condition surveys of ships, barges and dry docks for pre-acquisition or insurance purposes
  • Audits of safety management systems
  • Accident investigation and marine forensic engineering surveys
  • Assessments of vessel and port facility security
  • Research Vessel Inspections

    JMS has specialized expertise related to research vessels. Safety and seaworthiness inspections have been conducted for the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Geological Survey, Antarctic Support Associates, and numerous marine science universities and oceanographic institutions.

  • Research Vessel Design

    JMS acquired Roger Long Marine Architecture Inc. (RLMA). Founded in 1986, RLMA is considered the foremost designer of fast aluminum coastal oceanographic research vessels in the United States. The acquisition included exclusive rights to RLMA’s enormously successful CHALLENGER class fast research vessel designs. RLMA’s founder and principal designer, Roger Long, is senior design consultant to JMS’ research vessel design projects.

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  • AWO Responsible Carrier Program

    JMS personnel are certified by the American Waterways Operators [AWO] as Responsible Carrier Program [RCP] auditors. Audits are conducted for tug and barge operators throughout the U.S.

  • Operations Manuals and Plans

    JMS has written numerous operations and technical manuals for vessel operators and engineers. Subject matter includes fire control plans, spill response plans, ballast water management plans, cargo securing manuals, trim and stability books, safety manuals, and training manuals.

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