A combination of acquiring hands-on knowledge and team-building

After a mandatory break of two years, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we were again in the fortunate position of hosting our Survey Familiarization Course. Due to the high demand for participation, we hosted three separate Survey Familiarization Courses, two 2-day courses in Tuzla, Turkey and one 1-day course in Piraeus Greece, during September and October.

One of the 2-day courses that took place in Tuzla Turkey was dedicated to the Lloyd’s Marine & Energy U35s Insurance Group. Overall, during this year’s courses a total of 45 professionals from international insurance market communities participated, with a mixture of claim executives and underwriters from H&M Underwriters, P&I Clubs, Average Adjusters, Marine Insurance Brokers and Solicitors.

A special thanks goes out to everyone involved in DESAN Shipyard (Tuzla), KUZEY STAR Shipyard (Tuzla), TERSAN Shipyard (Yalova), Turquoise Yachts (Pendik) as well as COSCO – OLP Repair facility (Perama) and SPANOPOULOS Shipyard (Salamina) for granting us access and taking time off their busy schedule to escort the various groups in their premises.

As always, the main purpose of our Familiarization Course has been 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.

The surveying practices as globally applied by the Evdemon & Partners Surveyors Teams in all of our eleven offices worldwide were explained on the spot. 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!

One of the highlights for one group of attendees was boarding an ongoing new building hybrid design coastal passenger vessel, led by the Project Engineer, who provided an overview of the detailed propulsion system, switchboards & control panels operation, battery system configuration and capacity, engine room systems, LNG tank configuration and general lay-out of the new building project. Being lucky enough to grab such an opportunity is certainly a rare occasion!

We are extremely thankful for the positive feedback we have received from the attendees, as it acts as a motivator for us to continue hosting such courses in the future. Stay updated for further announcements on https://evdemonpartners.com/category/news/