Specialist Marine Consultants Ltd

a global leader in offshore solutions

+44 (0) 1723 892861

Vessel Inspections

SMC is one of the leading Vessel Inspection companies in the world. Our
expertise and knowledge of vessels utilised in the offshore wind sector is
second to none. We recognise the importance of a vessel being safe and

SMC’s Vessel Inspectors provide an extensive range of surveys and
inspections to the global market; having completed over 1,700 inspections
worldwide since 2006 on some of the world’s most complex offshore vessels.
With our large pool of Vessel Inspectors we can respond globally at short
notice to meet your needs. All SMC Inspectors are experienced in the use of

For any vessel inspection enquiries please contact Kerry:-
Email - vesselinspections@smchse.com
Tel - +44 (0) 1723 892861
Inspections to date
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Inspections that SMC delivers include:
  • Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID): Inspection of vessels to ensure that they are operating to a sufficiently high standard to enable the client to operate safely and efficiently. CMID AVI's.
  • Dynamic Positioning: Inspection of vessels fitted with DP technology and compliance trials to determine the position keeping capability of the system.
  • Navigation assessments: Assessment of traffic levels in proposed development areas.
  • ISM Inspections: Internal and external audits of company management systems to assess the competency and structure, HSE culture and overall management of the company. Resulting in a detailed report outlining the company's competences, compliance, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Condition surveys/ on-hire surveys: A thorough survey of the vessel's overall condition to assess whether the vessel is suitable to carry out a specific task.
  • Load tests and noise surveys
  • Wind farm construction
SMC has conducted a large number of vessel inspections on offshore wind farm and renewable construction vessels. These include accommodation vessel assessments, impact assessments and suitability inspections on crew transfer vessels. Specific vessel inspections include:
  • Survey vessels
  • Seismic vessels
  • Supply vessels
  • Crew boats
  • Anchor handlers
  • Tugs
  • Fishing vessels
All SMC's inspectors are Class 1 Masters who each have over 20 years experience in the offshore exploration and wind farm industries. This enables the delivery of trusted vessel inspections worldwide to meet client specific requirements and international industry standards. 
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    Key Features

     - Accredited Vessel Inspectors (AVI)
     - Use of eCMID
     - Global Leaders
     - Immediate Availability
     - Attention to Detail
     - 24/7 Back Office Support

Vessel inspection Projects

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