Survey work does not only entail attendances on board and reporting. We belong in a community where exchanging ideas, getting informed on the latest trends and socializing is paramount to foster deeper connection amongst us.
Here is what our surveyors have been up to when they temporarily get rid of their boiler suits.


August 17th, 2023

The Lloyd’s Marine & Energy U35’s Committee organized their Americas Tour 2023 which this year included travelling to Cartagena (Colombia), Panama and Miami.

We had the pleasure of hosting the 20 attendees of the U35s Association to a day of fun and relaxation.

The outing commenced by sailing on a cruise yacht around the beautiful Biscayne Bay, Key Biscayne and Virginia Key. It was a pleasant summer sun-shining day. The young professionals got rid of their business suits for one day, whereas Martin Rivero and Juan Pablo Inza, who accompanied them, representing our LatAm offices left their boiler suits at home.

The winding down continued on a scenic rooftop lounge in downtown Miami, where the day was nicely concluded, over a couple of cocktails and a smashing view of the shimmering Miami night skyline.

NAVEGISTIC – 10th Anniversary Edition

Asuncion, Paraguay – October 4th to 6th, 2023

NAVEGISTIC is the largest intermodal and river logistics fair in South America with 300 exhibitors and the participation of about 1,500 marine professionals and entrepreneurs.

During this three-day fair, our Asuncion office team, led by Martin Jr. Rivero and Carlos Ferreira, had the pleasure of interacting with local and international stakeholders, such as executives from the Operations, Technical and Insurance departments of local shipping companies, executives from local and international Brokers as well as representatives from local and international H&M Underwriters.


Tuzla & Yalova, Turkey – October 17th to 19th 2023

Our two-day Survey Familiarization Program took place this year for the 17th time since 2004, in Tuzla and Yalova, Turkey with the participation of professionals from international insurance market communities, the majority being claims handlers from H&M Underwriters and P&I Clubs, but also from marine insurance Brokers and Solicitors.

Hosted by our Istanbul office team, the main purpose of our Survey Familiarization Course is to introduce and demonstrate the local Shipyards facilities, workmanship skills and cost effectiveness, as well as the main aspects of ship design and machinery, outfitting and equipment, versus risks undertaken by Underwriters on board vessels both afloat and on keel blocks in dry dock.

Realizing the actual scale and size of the vessels as well as complexity and sophistication of several components is most certainly the biggest gain to the participants. Things tend to look different on paper or in photos compared to reality!

ALSUM Conference

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – October 24th to 26th, 2023

ALSUM is the Latin American Association of Marine Insurers which holds an annual conference with the participation of over 300 marine insurance professionals, including Underwriters, Claims Handlers, Brokers, Solicitors, Adjusters and Surveyors/Technical Specialists.

This year the conference took place in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, during which our Senior Surveyor/Local Partner, Juan Pablo Inza, had the opportunity to interact with executives of the Latin American marine insurance market.

The most interesting panel discussions of the ALSUM 3-day conference were the ones dealing with strategies to maximize the contribution of salvage, mitigation expenses and recoveries to claim reduction, General Average management as well as collision in port environment and its impact on marine insurance.