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Marine Survey

Founded in 2014, IHMCo (Independent Hull and Machinery Consultancy) is owned and managed by IEUAN (IAN) DOLBYCENG, MSCMS, MIMAREST. Ian is an ex Chief Engineer, Superintendent and Marine Consultant / Surveyor.

Aside from regular condition and pre-purchase inspections Ian is currently working on a variety of cases for owners, lawyers, adjusters and claim handlers. For example, we haverecently provided expert opinion on cranes, hull damage, groundings, main engine bearing failures, fuel contamination, fire damage, flooding, cargo damage (bulk and general) and thrusters failure. 

IHMCo also have a close network of qualified and known surveyors around the world who we can recommend or arrange to conduct survey.


Some testimonials:

"It was an enormous help to have you working on the technical side of the case and your technical input was, in my view of critical importance in persuading the Judge that this was not as straightforward a case as it might at first have seemed to him." Simon Baker, Consultant, Lau, Horton & Wise (CMS).

"Thank you again for your huge contribution to our efforts." Tim Eyre, Legal Counsel, Noble Group Limited

"I have circulated your details round the entire team.  Sammy (Smallbone) reminded me that you acted for him and for Louis Shepherd (Gard) on a job whilst you were at Andrew Moore (and Associates) and commented that you did an excellent job." Chris Howse, Partner, Howse Williams Bowers

"Thanks for the excellent report on 'Pearl C' Ieuan,, an interesting one!" Louis Shepherd, Gard P&I, Japan

"Superb Report." Daniel Loveridge, Blue Planet Expeditions

"Despite your parting company with Braemar, I must say we have all been very impressed by your professional and diligent attitude.  You leave the Hong Kong Office a better place and I know your team there will miss you." Graeme Temple, Managing Director Asia, Braemar Technical Services

“Excellent report, just what we needed and better than some we receive after surveyors have actually attended the vessel!" Simon Merritt, Senior Fleet manager, Carisbrooke Shipping (after a remote pre-purchase survey was conducted).