Marine Warranty Services

Towage, Offshore Construction & MODU’s

Marine Warranty Services (MWS) is one of our main business lines and often forms the basis for many other services in our offering.

MCE is on the approved panel of Marine Warranty Surveyors’ for many of the lead energy underwriters at Lloyds of London and for re-insurance firms in secondary markets.

Our MWS offering for the loadout, transportation and installation of offshoure structures and for MODUs is in accordance with the Joint Rig Committee Marine Warranty Surveyors Code of Practice (CoP) and Generic Scope of Work (GSoW).

Role of Marine Warranty Surveyor

The role of a Marine Warranty Surveyor is to reduce the probability of ‘loss’ to an acceptable level. This is achieved by -

  • Desktop evaluation and checks of designs and procedures against standard industry designs, procedures and practises
  • Inspection and Suitability Survey to check the readiness of equipment and marine spread that is to be used for the marine operation
  • Monitoring the suitability of actual and forecast weather conditions
  • Oversee marine operations to ensure that all design and prescribed procedures are executed by approved equipment and marine spread within a prescribed weather window

The Approval Process

At MCE, a typical Marine Warranty review cycle / approval process covers the following steps:

  • Review all project procedures and either accept them or raise comments through a Technical Review Note
  • If comments are made, then the document or procedure needs to be revised and re-submitted
  • Once the document is accepted – it becomes part of the approved procedures
  • Marine spread to be used on the project / marine operation is inspected and approved with project specific comments / recommendations
  • Attendance on site will be to help close out pending technical queries / recommendations and ensure that the approved procedures are adhered to
  • Once the Marine Warranty Surveyor is satisfied that all approved procedures will be executed – a Certificate of Approval (CoA) is issued

Value Addition By MCE’s Marine Warranty Surveyor:

The nature of the work, allows our Marine Warranty Surveyor the benefit of attending to a number of projects, each at their critical stage of completion. He / she is therefore well placed to bring the benefit of that experience to the Client. Projects frequently gain added value from this practical advice provided by our Marine Warranty Surveyor.

Key Lessons Learnt

  • Big is not necessarily difficult
  • Small is not necessarily easy
  • High technology is not necessarily safer
  • A low value object can cause a lot of damage to the high value one it falls on
  • Cut price warranty surveying leads to increased risks