Marine Insurance Claims Assessment

E-Marine Survey - Insurance Claims Survey

Our role with the claimant and underwriter

While we are appointed and our fee is paid by the underwriter, we maintain an independent and impartial role with both parties, which includes:

  • act on the underwriters instructions,
  • without prejudice to the underwriters liability,
  • for the circumstance, cause and extent of loss,
  • appraise repair quotations on instruction,
  • loss adjustment service on instruction,
  • reports without prejudice to either party,
  • report any third party liability or salvage, and
  • aim for a fair settlement based on the facts.

We have been engaged by Australian, European
and North American underwriters since 2004.

Scope of our assessment reports, includes:

  • engagement and instruction,
  • parties attending the survey,
  • identify the claimed damage,
  • quantify the cause of loss.
  • and documents reviewed.
  • vessel particulars,
  • background history,
  • survey findings,
  • repairs, quotations, and
  • summary evaluation.

Some examples of claim related loss include:

  • storm, grounding, sinking,
  • stability and foundering,
  • structural design issue,
  • decay and corrosion,
  • batteries, and wiring,
  • rudders and steering,
  • salvage and retrieval.
  • fire, explosion, collision,
  • machinery, fuel systems,
  • valves, hose, bilge pumps,
  • 240 VAC for electrocution,
  • grid liners and keel bolts,
  • mast, rigging, sails and
  • land or sea transport.