International Hull and Machinery Consultancy (IHMCo)

Marine Survey and Investigation

Founded in 2014, IHMCo is owned and managed by IEUAN (IAN) DOLBY, CENG, MIMAREST, ex Chief Engineer, Superintendent and Marine Consultant / Surveyor. Aside from regular surveys and pre-purchase inspections Ian is currently working on a variety of cases for owners, lawyers, adjusters and claim handlers.

IHMCo have a close network of qualified and known surveyors around the world who we arrange to conduct survey on behalf of our clients. 


- Condition (risk, suitability, P&I)

- Casualty investigation

- Pre-purchase

- H&M damage / JH Committee (JH2013)

- H&M shipyard risk (JH143)

- Claim reveiw / adjustment

- Document reveiw

- Expert witness

- Cargo damage and inspection

- Repairier liability claim assessment

- Technical due-diligence and / or oversight

- Technical superintendency



What some clients have said ...

"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