Maritime Alliance Group, Inc. provides the maritime and insurance industries with quality service and experienced surveyors, when and where they are needed. Our main offices are located in the New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Baltimore metro areas. Maritime Alliance Group is also the appointed Lloyd's Agency for the Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia and West Virginia areas. We routinely cover assignments throughout the U.S. East Coast and can accept assignments virtually anywhere in the world due to our extensive network of marine surveyors. Maritime Alliance Group is committed to providing efficient, effective and professional surveying services. We pride ourselves on being highly pro-active, flexible and honest in responding to our clients' individual needs.
Maritime Alliance Group is a leading provider of marine and cargo surveying services, with particular strength in cargo damage claims, steel and reefer cargoes, and vessel casualty investigations. We also provide maritime technical consulting services with particular emphasis in the fields of oil spill and vessel casualty response management, environmental regulatory compliance, salvage, marine engineering, and naval architecture. Our clients include cargo underwriters, P & I Clubs, admiralty attorneys, and major steamship lines. Our success depends on quality service, and your confidence is gained one survey at a time.
Marine & Cargo Surveys
Maritime Alliance Group has considerable experience in the performance of a wide variety of assignments covering the full spectrum of ships, aircraft and land vehicles, and the cargo they carry. We provide our clients with accurate, comprehensive, and well-written reports, delivered in a timely manner, at reasonable prices. Each loss is investigated thoroughly, with attention to every detail so as to protect our client's right to recovery.
Maritime Alliance Group endeavors to mitigate every loss as if it were our own. All assignments are undertaken and carried out with the utmost professionalism and integrity. We will not accept any assignment unless we can guarantee that the job will be handled with strict adherence to your requirements, and our own exacting guidelines.
Hull & Machinery Surveys
Maritime Alliance Group's principal hull surveyor has experience in the design and construction of a variety of commercial and naval vessels. Particular experience in welding technology and pumping system design has led to a capability of offering clients a wide range of expert engineering and consultation services. We provide clients with investigations of hull and machinery claims, vessel condition examinations, and consultation services regarding U.S. Coast Guard regulations.
Survey Quality Assurance Program
Maritime Alliance Group, Inc. has designed and implemented the Survey Quality Assurance Program to provide insurance companies with quality, "touch of the button" service and experienced, qualified surveyors when and where they are needed. We currently provide "gatekeeper" services to a number of major insurance companies, delivering an unparalleled level of service and quality, while at the same time removing the costs and burdens of multiple vendors, lack of continuity in reporting and "catch as catch can" selection of surveyors for particular losses.
The Survey Quality Assurance Program represents a partnering between the client's Claims Department and Maritime Alliance Group, Inc. for the rapid, efficient and cost effective handling of claims. All aspects of the program share a common and very important thread: they save money. Cost savings are obtained through the drastic reduction in the number of vendors realized through the program. The convenience of calling a single number for all survey assignments provides cost savings, both in real dollar savings, and perhaps more importantly, in the time your claims department would spend finding and supervising the work of individual surveyors throughout the world. Money is saved by the utilization of the considerable experience of the MAGI staff and correspondent surveyors, going the extra yard to minimize the loss to the greatest extent possible.
Most importantly, insurance companies rely on the premium dollars of their clients to generate profits. The claims department is in reality the service department of an insurance company, often the only visible facet of the company directly available to the assured. Therefore, maintaining a consistently high level of superior service in the handling of claims is critical in today's competitive marketplace. We believe the Survey Quality Assurance Program is a vital tool to assist insurance companies in attracting new clients, and maintaining existing clients and the Brokers that place their business.
Bulk Liquid Measurement Surveys
Maritime Alliance Group personnel have over 50 years of experience in performing bulk liquid measurement surveys for a variety of clients. We have performed over 1000 surveys on oil, chemical and food grade tankers, throughout the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean Basin. Our services include full outturn surveys, ROB surveys, cargo contamination investigations, etc
Marine Facility Examinations
Maritime Alliance Group personnel have performed many marine facility safety audits and damage investigations, including dock damage and manifold damage investigations. Our successful investigations have allowed clients to minimize any loss to the maximum extent practicable.
Maritime Casualty Investigations
Maritime Alliance Group personnel have investigated many maritime casualties including but not limited to the following:
- Heavy Weather Damage
Maritime Alliance Group personnel have performed several thousand surveys of containerized and break bulk commodities on behalf of a variety of clients. We specialize in steel and paper outturn surveys, and have qualified as expert witnesses in regard to the bracing and securing of cargo within containers.
Maritime Alliance Group personnel have performed many personal injury investigations, determining the cause and providing valuable information in bringing a claim to a successful conclusion.
Other Surveying Services
In addition to the above, Maritime Alliance Group performs a full range of surveys including pre-load and stowage surveys, tanker and barge vetting, and vessel condition surveys. Maritime Alliance Group personnel have also performed countless number of individually tailored surveys. Our clients can rest assured that Maritime Alliance Group will not accept an assignment that is outside our realm of expertise.
Yacht and Small Vessel SurveysMaritime Alliance Group Inc. offers extensive Condition and Valuation (C&V) surveys for a variety of clients that include Brokers, Underwriters/Insurers, and Private Owners. Our C&V Reports are National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) Certified. Our principle surveyors have over 25 years of experience in small craft sales and USCG safety regulation. We survey dredge/work vessels, tugs, barges, commercial and private fishing vessels, motor yachts, sail boats, pilot boats, and other small vessels.
Are Any Jobs Too Complex Or Challenging?
We provide quality services performed by the industry's most experienced technical experts. No job is too complex or challenging for our capable team.
What Is The Best Way To Contact Maritime Alliance Group?
For 24 Hour Emergency Support, call us at 732.738.4300. For questions about our services call 732.738.4300. Or if you would like to complete the online form visit our Contact Us page.
"On behalf of Bay Towing Corporation, we would like to extend to you our sincere thanks for the highly professional and effective assistance you provided during the recent salvage operation of the tug Bay Titan."
John C. Robbins, IIIBay Towing Corporation
"On behalf of the people of eastern Rhode Island, I would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication in seeing the cleanup process through. The oil spill was an unfortunate occurrence, but the process that followed is serving as a model of how successful relief efforts should be run."
Patrick J. KennedyMember of Congress
"We were all very pleased with your performance. You responded quickly and effectively to the incident. The assistance that you provided was very professional and helped to reduce the concerns that the Coast Guard and ship personnel had."
William BoehmDP Cunard Lines Limited
"I would like to thank the oil spill team with their performance last week during the Prep Drill. I thought everyone did an exceptional job while dealing with a difficult scenario. This is by far the biggest drill that I have been involved with. We had a full blown equipment deployment that included fire, heavy rescue, oil spill and security equipment. We utilized the IAP software and produced an accepted Incident Action Plan the first day."
Jerry WoernerBayway Refinery
"Your spill management team was invaluable in the organization and implementation of the entire response. We were particularly impressed with your fine working relationship with the federal and state responders, who seemed to breathe a collective sigh of relief on learning of your involvement."
Thomas G. GaitherThe Vane Brothers Company