Surveying Marine Damage, 3rd Edition

This 500-page handbook provides helpful and practical advice on all aspects of marine surveying. It will be of benefit to marine surveyors, loss adjusters, underwriters, ship owners and lawyers.

Author: Capt C B Thompson

ISBN 9781856096089

Published April 2016

This handbook sets out the fundamental principles of surveying, from receiving initial instructions and attending survey to reporting and preparing for litigation. It also discusses extension of the traditional role into adjustments and recoveries. The book sets out professional surveying procedure, as well as the legal risks, and the principles are applicable to all types of marine damage encountered in cargo, commercial hull and pleasure craft claims.



Part I general principles
Chapter 1 introduction
Chapter 2 surveys and surveyors
Chapter 3 principles of surveying and reporting
Part II surveys and reports in marine insurance claims
Chapter 4 marine insurance claims (hull and cargo)
Chapter 5 cargo claims (surveys and reports)
Chapter 6 commercial hull claims (surveys and reports)
Chapter 7 pleasure craft claims (surveys and reports)
Part III adjustments and recoveries in marine insurance claims
Chapter 8 adjustments and recoveries (general – hull and cargo claims)
Chapter 9 small cargo claims (adjustments and recoveries)
Chapter 10 pleasure craft claims (adjustments and recoveries)
Part iv miscellaneous
Chapter 11 the surveyor as an investigator
Chapter 12 litigation and arbitration



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