When experience is needed, trust the experts

Bldg. 0750-D WIliamson Place La Boca
Panama City, Rep. of Panama

+ (507) 314 1756 / 52

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International Marine Experts (IME) provides a global service to lawyers, underwriters, P&I clubs and ship owners to investigate, report and act as an expert witness on marine and energy casualties.

Using a combination of first-class marine engineers, experienced nautical surveyors and naval architecs, we can determine the cause, nature and extent of collisions, groundings and other marine incidents. Our expertise extends to the investigation of fixed and floating object damage, the consequences of fuel contamination, hull and machinery damage, navigation and seamanship, pollution, shipboard operations, shipbuilding and ship repair disputes, and seaworthiness.

In addition to establishing the technical causes of casualties, our surveyors can prepare a damage and repair report. Capable of providing a round-the-clock response from our worldwide locations, we have a well-established record of assisting clients on technical matters for litigation purposes.

We go beyond recording and simply reporting the physical damage, providing continuous guidance to our Principals throughout the process of Casualty Management.

We assist in the tendering and repair process, being involved with negotiations and settlement of the repair costs, having gained deep knowledge of shipyards’ practices and costing in the regions we operate.

We produce detailed specifications of damage repairs on both hull and machinery major casualties, on which we have a particular expertise.

We carry out investigations into the “root cause” of major machinery failures in order to prevent re-occurrence.

We are actively involved in the process of crew interviews, jointly with appointed Solicitors on major fire, collision and total loss investigations.

⚫ Grounding & Flooding

⚫ Collision/Contact

⚫ Fire & Explosion

⚫ Heavy Weather

⚫ Machinery Failure/Crankshaft Damage

⚫ Casualty Investigation (Total Loss)

Our mission is to offer our customers quality, swift, cost effective and timely marine surveys and consultancy services, especially focusing on the maritime industry world wide.
As a maritime company with headquarters in Panama, we have as our mission the objective of raising the professional standards and the international maritime image of the Republic of Panama, offering honest and high quality services.
Dedication, professionalism and the highest standards in the fulfillment of our quality policy are the focal points of our dealings in our relationship with the Maritime Community and our customers.

To become a recognized worldwide leader in independent marine surveying and consulting services with the highest quality standards.
⚫ IME believes in keep innovating and improving in order to provide you with the best value added, reliable, quality-oriented services for marine surveying and consulting.
⚫ We believe in been a strategic partner for the maritime industry in order to help create a maritime world with fewer accidents and free of substandard ships, resulting from irresponsible ship owners.
⚫ IME and its employees firmly believe that Profits and Safety should never be in competition.

At IME, continuous improvement is incorporated into every engagement we undertake. Our Quality Management System, certified under ISO 9001 and 17020. In addition, IME is the first Panamanian company to become a member of the International Federation of Inspection Agencies IFIA, organization that covers the world leaders in the field of testing, inspection and certification.

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