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Maritime Support

Our Surveys, Services & Marine support

Marine support refers to providing services supporting marine operations and activities. Overall, marine support is critical to the safe and efficient operation of marine activities. The aim of marine support is to ensure that marine operations and activities are conducted safely, efficiently, and environmentally responsibly.

Superintendency / Senior Port Engineers

Marine superintendency refers to services within the maritime industry that involves overseeing the technical and operational aspects of a fleet of vessels or a single vessel. A marine superintendent is responsible for ensuring that vessels are maintained, operated, and managed in a safe, efficient, and compliant manner.

The role of a marine superintendent may vary depending on the size of the fleet or vessel, but generally includes responsibilities such as:


  • Ensuring that vessels are properly maintained, repaired, and inspected to meet regulatory and industry standards. 

  • Coordinating and supervising vessel operations, including crew management, cargo handling, and vessel scheduling.

  • Providing technical expertise and advice to vessel crews and management, including troubleshooting and resolving technical issues.

  • Monitoring and controlling vessel expenses and budgets, including repairs, maintenance, and fuel costs.

  • Implementing and maintaining safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations and industry standards.


The role requires strong technical knowledge and experience in vessel operations, as well as the ability to manage and supervise personnel, communicate effectively, and make sound decisions to ensure safe and efficient operations.

Emergency Response Planning

Emergency response planning refers to the process of developing and implementing procedures and protocols to respond to emergencies that may occur on a vessel or in the maritime environment.
The purpose of emergency response planning is to minimize the impact of an emergency and protect the safety of personnel, the vessel, and the environment.

Marine emergency response planning involves several key steps, including:

  • Identification of potential emergency situations that may occur on a vessel or in the maritime environment, such as collisions, groundings, fires, or oil spills.

  • Development of procedures and protocols to address each potential emergency situation, including specific actions to be taken, roles and responsibilities of personnel, and communication protocols.

  • Implementation of the emergency response plan through training, drills, and exercises to ensure that personnel are prepared and able to respond effectively in the event of an emergency.

  • Regular review and update of the emergency response plan to ensure that it remains relevant and effective.

Effective marine emergency response planning is essential for ensuring the safety of personnel and the protection of the environment in the event of an emergency. It is a critical part of overall vessel safety management and is required by international maritime regulations, such as the International Safety Management (ISM) Code and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) in the United States.

New Building Support

We can support with new building experience on various types of vessels and deliver project management services including but not limited to:

  • Shipyard quality evaluation

  • Supervision of newbuilding project

  • Quality control during any pre-fabrication process

  • Commissioning and sea trials

Engineering Support 

Engineering support refers to our technical assistance and services provided to ships and boats that use marine engines. This support can cover a range of areas, including design, installation, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of marine engines and their associated systems.

Marine engine engineering support may involve working with various types of engines, such as diesel, gas, or electric propulsion systems, and related components such as transmission systems, generators, and control systems. These services may be provided by manufacturers, engineering firms, or specialized marine service providers.

Some examples of marine engine engineering support include providing design and installation services for new marine engines and systems, performing routine maintenance and repair work to ensure the safe and efficient operation of engines, troubleshooting, and diagnosing engine problems, and providing technical training and support to ship crews and operators.

Overall, marine engine engineering support plays a critical role in ensuring the reliable and efficient operation of marine engines and systems, which is essential for the safety and success of commercial and recreational marine vessels.

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Regulatory Compliance Assistance

Regulatory compliance assistance refers to the GSG support and guidance provided to marine vessel owners and operators to help them comply with applicable rules and regulations set by government authorities and other relevant entities. These regulations cover a wide range of areas, including safety, security, environmental protection, and labor standards.

Regulatory compliance assistance may involve providing advice and assistance with the development and implementation of compliance programs, conducting audits to identify areas of noncompliance, and providing training to employees and crew members on regulatory requirements and best practices.

In the marine industry, regulatory compliance is essential for ensuring the safety of crew members and passengers, protecting the environment, and maintaining the integrity of the industry. Failure to comply with regulatory requirements can result in significant fines, legal action, and damage to the reputation of the vessel operator.

Examples of regulatory compliance areas in the marine industry include compliance with the International Maritime Organization's (IMO), International Safety Management (ISM) Code, the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), and the US Coast Guard's regulations for vessel safety and security.

Overall, marine regulatory compliance assistance helps vessel operators navigate complex and changing regulatory requirements, while ensuring the safety, security, and sustainability of the marine industry.

Investigative Research Projects

Investigative research projects refer to research that involves the systematic and in-depth study of a particular subject or issue. The aim of investigative research is to uncover new information, insights, or knowledge that can help to address a specific research question or problem.

Investigative research projects are typically characterized by their use of primary sources of data, such as interviews, surveys, and observations, and by their emphasis on analyzing and interpreting the data in a rigorous and systematic manner. This approach allows researchers to identify patterns, trends, and relationships that may not be immediately apparent, and to develop new theories and hypotheses.

Examples of investigative research projects may include studies of social phenomena, scientific discoveries, historical events, or organizational processes. Investigative research projects may be conducted in a variety of fields, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and business.

Overall, investigative research projects are important for advancing our understanding of the world around us and for developing new insights and ideas that can be used to address a wide range of social, economic, and environmental issues.

Naval Architecture

Naval architecture is the field of engineering that is concerned with the design, construction, and maintenance of marine vessels, including ships, boats, and offshore structures. Naval architects use their expertise in various engineering disciplines such as hydrodynamics, structures, stability, propulsion, and electrical systems to design and optimize marine vessels for a variety of purposes, including transportation of cargo, passengers, and offshore exploration.

Naval architecture covers a broad range of topics such as the design of hulls and superstructures, the stability and seaworthiness of vessels, the selection of propulsion systems, the design and arrangement of ship systems, and the application of safety regulations and environmental standards.

Naval architects work in collaboration with other engineering and technical experts to create comprehensive designs that take into account factors such as the intended purpose of the vessel, its operating conditions, and the regulatory requirements for its operation. This may include computer-aided design and modeling techniques to simulate the performance of vessels under various conditions, and the use of physical models to test and refine designs.

Overall, naval architecture is an important field that plays a critical role in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of marine vessels, as well as promoting environmental sustainability in the marine industry.

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Government Agency Support

Government agency support refers to the services and assistance provided by government agencies to support the operations of the marine industry, including commercial shipping, fishing, offshore exploration, and recreation. These agencies work to promote safe, sustainable, and efficient marine practices, while also protecting the environment and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.

Marine government agency support can cover a wide range of areas, including vessel inspection and certification, environmental protection and monitoring, maritime security, and port infrastructure development. These services may be provided by national or local government agencies, such as coast guards, environmental protection agencies, and port authorities.

Examples of marine government agency support services include issuing and enforcing regulations related to vessel construction and operation, conducting inspections and audits to ensure compliance with these regulations, providing emergency response services in the event of accidents or natural disasters, and monitoring and mitigating environmental impacts of marine operations.

Overall, marine government agency support is critical for the safe, efficient, and sustainable operation of the marine industry, and for protecting the interests of all stakeholders, including vessel operators, crew members, passengers, and the environment.

Legislative Research

Legislative research is the process of investigating and analyzing legislative issues, policies, and proposals in order to provide information and guidance to lawmakers and other stakeholders. This type of research can involve a wide range of activities, including analyzing proposed legislation, researching the history and background of existing laws, and gathering data and statistics related to specific policy issues.

Legislative research can be conducted by a variety of organizations, including government agencies, think tanks, and academic institutions. The purpose of legislative research is to help lawmakers make informed decisions based on relevant and accurate information.

Examples of legislative research may include analyzing the potential impact of proposed legislation on a particular industry or sector, conducting surveys or focus groups to gather feedback on proposed policies from stakeholders, and providing recommendations for improving or refining existing laws and regulations.

Overall, legislative research plays an important role in shaping policy and legislation at the local, state, and national levels. By providing lawmakers with accurate and relevant information, legislative research helps to ensure that policy decisions are well-informed and evidence-based, which can lead to more effective and equitable outcomes for society as a whole.

Design Support

Marine design supportthe services and expertise provided by engineers, architects, and other professionals in the marine industry to support the design, construction, and operation of marine vessels and offshore structures. These services may be provided by specialist marine design firms or by in-house design teams within marine companies.

Marine design support can cover a wide range of areas, including naval architecture, marine engineering, structural design, and environmental management. These professionals work together to create comprehensive and integrated designs that take into account a wide range of factors, including performance, efficiency, safety, and environmental impact.

Examples of marine design support services may include designing the hull, propulsion system, and electrical and mechanical systems of a vessel, developing comprehensive safety and risk management plans, and providing technical support and advice during the construction and operation of a vessel.

Overall, marine design support is critical for the successful and safe operation of marine vessels and offshore structures. By providing expertise in areas such as naval architecture and engineering, marine design support helps to ensure that vessels are designed and operated in a way that maximizes performance, efficiency, and safety, while also promoting environmental sustainability in the marine industry.

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Lobbying Support

Lobbying support refers to the services provided by individuals, organizations, or firms to influence the decisions of government officials and policy makers on behalf of their clients or constituents. Lobbying is a type of advocacy that involves promoting the interests of a particular group or organization by engaging with elected officials and government agencies, and seeking to influence public policy and legislation.

Lobbying support can take many forms, including providing information and research to lawmakers, organizing public events and campaigns to raise awareness of an issue, and advocating for specific policies and legislation. Lobbying support may also involve building relationships with elected officials and policymakers, and engaging with the media to raise the profile of an issue or cause.

Lobbying support is often used by businesses, trade associations, and other organizations to advance their interests and promote policies that benefit their members or stakeholders. However, lobbying can also be used by advocacy groups, and individuals to promote social and environmental causes, or to protect the rights and interests of marginalized communities.

Overall, lobbying support is an important part of the democratic process, as it provides a mechanism for individuals and organizations to express their views and interests to those in power, and to influence the development of public policy and legislation. However, lobbying is also subject to regulations and disclosure requirements, to ensure that it is conducted in a transparent and ethical manner.

Retrofit Support

Marine retrofit support are the services and expertise provided by engineers, contractors, and other professionals in the marine industry to modify, upgrade or modernize existing vessels, offshore structures, or other marine assets. Retrofitting refers to the process of adding new technology, equipment, or systems to an existing vessel or structure in order to improve its performance, efficiency, safety, or compliance with new regulations.

Marine retrofit support can cover a wide range of areas, including marine engineering, naval architecture, electrical and mechanical systems, and environmental management. These professionals work together to create comprehensive and integrated retrofit plans that take into account a wide range of factors, including cost, technical feasibility, and impact on vessel operations.

Examples of marine retrofit support services may include replacing or upgrading propulsion systems, retrofitting exhaust gas cleaning systems or ballast water treatment systems, or adding new safety features, such as fire suppression systems or life-saving equipment.

Overall, marine retrofit support is critical for ensuring the continued safe, efficient, and sustainable operation of the marine industry, while also ensuring compliance with new regulations and industry standards. Retrofitting existing vessels and structures can be a cost-effective way to extend their useful life and reduce their environmental impact, while also improving their performance and safety.

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