Marine Surveyors and Inspection Services
Through the combined expertise of our Marine Surveyors, Master Mariners and Engineers, Vassallo Associates offers a broad range of inspection services focused on marine compliance and safety.
We operate out of offices based in Malta and London and can travel to perform marine surveys and consultations anywhere in the world.
Our consultants can serve as an extension of our clients’ resources by becoming independent client representatives, and overseeing sensitive operations both on and offshore.
In conjunction with our engineering consultants, we can offer marine assurance services such as checking and approval of loadout, transportation and installation of structures, modules and decks, towed pipeline bundles and subsea installations.
Our services include:
- Hull & machinery surveys
- Ultrasonic hatch cover tightness test
- ISM audits and development
- Pre-purchase surveys and evaluation
- Condition surveys
- Legal and arbitration expert witness
- Marine assurance
- On/off hire inspections
- Regulatory gap analysis
- Risk assessments, HAZIDs, HAZOPs, etc
- Safety surveys
- Suitability surveys
- Failure investigation
- Witnessing Services
- Bunker Quantity Survey (BQS)
- Cargo Surveys
- Client representation
- Consulting and support on the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 and implementation of the Seafarers Employment Agreement
Our strength lies in providing truly independent marine inspection and surveying services. Our services are specially retained by marine underwriters, vessel owners and operators and ship management companies.
Our firm acts as correspondents for leading H&M insurers and our marine engineers deal with groundings, engine breakdowns, collisions, flooding damage and fire damages. Our marine surveyors have heightened experience in dealing with insurers in order to know what to look for and recommend for the Owners and underwriters. As part of our services we can assist with:
- Identify the cause of damage
- Estimate repair cost and repair period
- Issuing a call for Tenders and obtaining quotations
- Recommended action
- Follow up on repairs
- Review the repair/damage cost
Our marine surveyors provide first-class and professional marine surveys with particular emphasis on preventive actions and safety. We have strong marine warranty capabilities covering pre-planning, risk assessment and approval/design of sea fastening arrangements.
We have a growing large and superyacht survey offering relied upon by top players in the yachting industry. We appreciate the complexity of superyachts and their systems, as well as an expected high level of specification and performance. Our yacht surveys can be tailored to the needs of the client for any stage of a superyacht’s life cycle. We produce survey reports that are concisely supported by clear, constructive conclusions and observations.
With a heritage of over 150 years, our firm boasts refined technical expertise and has experience in many different countries. Our surveyors and consultants have worked in countries across the world such as France, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Italy, the US, France, Libya, Turkey, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Guyana, Trinidad, Mexico and Russia. We are also proud to have an appointed Government surveyor acting on behalf of Transport Malta as a part of our team.