4 March 2019 – The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) has launched a new free App for iOS and Android devices that makes finding a commercial, or yacht and small craft marine surveyor by area, or specialisation, fast and simple. Not only a key benefit for members of IIMS, it will make the search for a surveyor easier for the boating and yachting public, brokers, P&I Clubs, marine insurers – in fact anyone needing the services of a marine surveyor on an occasional or ongoing basis.
The content is drawn from the current IIMS practicing surveyor membership, which has been loaded in its entirety into the App – some 700+ surveyors in over 100 countries worldwide.
Key features of the App include a simple search function by name, by skill set and by location, including the nearest port. Additionally, the App will allow users to rate a surveyor. Communication with a chosen surveyor is easy with contact being made by email or telephone at the press of a button.
The App can be downloaded in the usual way from either the Google Play Store or App Store. Just search for’ Marine Surveyor Search’.
Commenting on this bold initiative, Mike Schwarz, IIMS Chief Executive Officer, said: “IIMS has made a significant investment in App technology to make the process of finding a marine surveyor simple. The project has taken a year to scope out and complete, but it lifts the digital activities of IIMS to the next level. I am delighted at the ease of use and how fast it is to find a surveyor and connect with them at the push of a button.”
The App has been developed in partnership with eDot Solutions, Goa, the company that has already successfully delivered two other Apps for IIMS.
About the IIMS
Formed in 1991, the International Institute of Marine Surveying is a not for profit organisation and the leading worldwide professional body for marine surveyors with a membership of one thousand surveyors in over one hundred countries. Applications for IIMS membership are subjected to scrutiny by the Professional Assessment Committee before approval is granted.