Marine Survey and Consultancy


Marine Survey and Consultancy

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

What clients say ...

"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

What we do

IHMCo provides the necessary technical opinion to the Marine Insurance and Adjusting Industry through document review and / or survey.

Our expertise lies in ascertaining the cause, nature and extent of complex damage and failure to hulls, machinery and systems. Utilising our in-depth knowledge of the responsibilities of the Classification Societies, Flag States, ISM, Crew and Management we issue clear and comprehensive reports that assist to mitigate risk and explain occurrences in comprehensive manner.

We regularly work with insurance companies, adjusters, claim handlers, marine lawyers, managers and owners to advise on offshore vessels, coasters, yachts, large bulk vessels, container ships and tankers both within the UK and internationally.

Our work ethic centres around the timely issuance of detailed yet concise reports. But we also adhere to a client-orientated approach, to only accept work we are capable of, and then to do it to the best of our ability.

Vessels we regularly visit

Offshore Anchor Handlers (AHTS), Platform Supply (PSVs, OSV's, Ice-Breaking supply), Seismic Survey and Research, Coasters, Geared and un-geared Bulk Carriers (Handymax, Panamax, Capesize and MPVs), Container Ships, Tankers (Chemical, LPG, LNG, Oil), Ferries, Tugs, ........

Specific Knowledge of Engine Types

Sulzer, MAN B&W, Wartsila, EMD, Ruston, Blackstone (back-to-back), Caterpillar, Nohab, Bergen, Daihatsu, Allen, MWM, Cummins, Yanmar, Doxford, Mercedes, MTU, EMD ........

Recent expert opinion provided:

Soya beans and tank coatings, cement residue and moisture, yacht mould and water ingress, yacht and vessel fire, constructive total loss (yachts and vessels), grounding, flooding, collision, pollution, fuel theft, crane and grab slow-speed loading, generator bearing failure, thruster failures, main engine slow speed, maintenance, off-spec fuel, crew negligence, risk, shipyard survey, office and company management overview, ........