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Marine Surveys

and Vessel Inspections

by professionals with extensive experience.

Marine Surveys

JMS routinely conducts marine surveys and vessel inspections for its diverse customer base.

We maintain a full time staff of naval architects and engineers with sea-going and vessel operations experience. Our personnel are thoroughly familiar with commercial regulatory standards including ABS, SOLAS, NAVSEA, IEEE, ASTM, and USCG. Many of our technical personnel maintain USCG licenses and/or Professional Engineer registration.  Our marine survey personnel are certified by the Society of Marine Surveyors (SAMS).

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.

    Since 1997 JMS has conducted over 150 vessel inspections assessing their ability to effectively conduct marine science and oceanographic research. Specific considerations include overall size and general arrangement, seakeeping, stability, weight handling, laboratory arrangement, data acquisition, sensor deployment, and shipboard engineering systems. JMS is also very familiar with the operational requirements of remotely operated vehicles, occupied submersibles, and manned diving.

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