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Marine Insurance Claims Surveys

Marine cargo survey and surveys on ships which have suffered damage or loss constitute a prolific source of work for surveyors. When claims are made on underwriters the principal facts about they need to be satisfied are that the subject matter of the insurance has been damaged in the manner and to the extent claimed, that it has been caused by an insured peril and that, where the claim is for the costs of repair, that repair costs are reasonable.

Marine insurance claims surveys include:

  • Survey of damages.
  • Recommendations to minimize loss.
  • Assistance with the preparation of repair specifications.
  • Advise on available repair facilities.
  • Monitoring repairs.
  • Examination of repair accounts and assistance in negotiations.
  • Third party liability surveys.