Consulting Services

With such a wide range of experienced experts working together, it is natural that there should also be a demand for Consulting Services. In recent years there has been an increased demand for advice and support from ship Owners /Operators, ship yards, financiers, insurance providers, Government Bodies and training providers. SSM United regularly takes on consultancy work for the following projects :

  • Inspections and valuations of vessels

  • Selection of Flag and Class Societies

  • Complex vessel repairs and modifications

  • Newbuildings – full service including design, superintendency and management

  • Drydock superintendency and support with settlement of costs

  • Vessel scrapping

  • Identification of finance for the acquisition of new and second-hand tonnage

  • Assessment of other owners/managers ship management systems and controls

  • Pre-purchase assessment of ships equipment

  • Assessment of on-board security

  • Assistance with ship security – evaluations, production of the Ship Security Plan, audit and the ISSC process, security training

  • Evaluation of potential senior officers and key shore staff

  • Investigation and assessment of training requirements

  • Preparation of Masters for MCA UKLAP examinations

  • Cargo and other insurance claims

  • Assistance with the certification process for ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 .

  • Development of new training programs and obtaining Flag/Class Approval .