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 client’s 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 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 Hull and Machinery (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
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 extensive superyacht survey offering relied upon by top players in the yachting industry. We appreciate the complexity of superyachts and their systems, as well as their 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.
Vassallo Associates has been effecting most types of Cargo Surveys to both local and international clients since the company’s beginning. Our clients range from most marine-related sectors, such as P&I Clubs, Insurance Companies, Shipping Lines, Port Operators, Freight Forwarding Companies, Importers and Exporters. Our team of cargo surveyors consist of well-dedicated professionals, delivering high-quality surveying and consultancy, combining their longstanding experience and appropriate education with a sense of efficiency and commitment to high ethical standards.
Our services include:
Pre-shipment condition surveys: To ascertain the condition of cargo prior to shipping to ensure its same condition upon arrival at destination
Cross stuffing surveys: To monitor, coordinate and secure the movement of cargo from one unit to another. To report damages that may have taken place, prior to or during the cross stuffing operation taking place
Container inspections and surveys
Frozen & refrigerated cargo surveys Due to the delicate nature of such cargo, our surveyors can be available within hours of the first notification, ensuring any principal a reliable and experienced partner with many years of experience in this field, covering most types of fruits, vegetables and other perishable cargos
Various types of damage surveys
Tallying surveys: An effective step to avoid shortage claims is to effect a tally survey of the cargo at points of shipment
Pre-loading & out-turn surveys
Household goods and or personal effects surveys
Cargo holds inspection: Prior to loading, the cargo spaces are inspected for suitability for the intended cargo which is to be loaded, in terms of cleanliness, coating, corrosion and previous cargo contamination
Superintendence on loading & discharge (load & stow surveys)
Damaged cargo sales via the salvage market
Assessing/coordinating repair costs of containers and trailers
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.
Contact us now to discuss your requirements with a Vassallo Associates marine surveyor.
Ensure The Safety & Compliance Of Your Vessel Today
We operate out of offices based in London and Malta, however, we can travel nationally and internationally to provide client support. We also offer remote consultations if required. Do not hesitate to contact us today for a no-obligation assessment of how we can help you.