Damage & Claims Basic - Course Description

The course is designed for the marine surveyor who is not presently engaged in, or with limited experience in, the damage and claims segment of the profession.  The goal is to allow the surveyor to accept a claims assignment and to discharge his duties and obligations in a proper and professional manner.  Primarily, a case study method is used applying principles to past cases from the instructor’s files. Although some elements of specific damage to structures and systems are covered, the student is presumed to have a technical knowledge of the repair of yachts and small craft.
Topics include:
  • The marine insurance contract
  • Practical role of the marine surveyor in a damage claim
  • The damage survey report
  • Post report procedures
  • FRP structure
  • Gasoline and diesel engines and drivelines
  • Special cases
  • Testing and report preparation