International Hull and Machinery Consultancy (IHMCo)

Marine Survey and Investigation


IHMCo are experts in the professional assessment and explanation of marine incidents, occurrence and damage. We also regularly conduct pre-purchase and condition based surveys on a variety of vessel types.

Our continual mission is to provide expert, independent and qualified opinion. We achieve this through high-end survey and investigation and through desktop analysis of claims and documents. We then issue clear, expert reports to assist clients to act accordingly.

We work closely with insurers, adjusters, claim handlers, lawyers, underwriters and owners to mitigate risk and to make sense of complex incidents and failures.


 +44 (0)1382 671027


During these unsettling times we continue to provide essential services to the marine industry. We are actively attending vessels all over Scotland for survey and inspection and conducting and aranging routine and emergency survey around the world utlising our numerous contacts.

We also continue to work from home by providing expert advice and opinion on a variety of unique and intricate cases.

We wish all our clients and contacts to stay safe and well during these difficult times.


IHMCo now have indepth experience of conducting remote virtual pre-purchase, condition and H&M damage surveys on a variety of vessels worldwide. We have used live streaming (where possible) and we have employed a variety of other methods to obtain the necessary information.

Such survey may not be the long term answer but it certainly is a stopgap and workable measure during these difficult times. Talk to us now about your virtual survey requirements, whether the vessel is at sea or in port, we can assist.

As one client wrote:

“Excellent report, just what we needed and better than some we receive after surveyors have actually attended the vessel!”