At Charles Taylor, our leading Marine Technical Services function supports our clients globally with bespoke survey's ranging from H&M, P&I, yachts, cargo & liabilities. In addition, our expert chemists are equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities to test cargo and bunkers.

Experts in investigating and solving claims

We have a team of 75 focused specialists, ranging from senior engineers, chemists, master mariners, surveyors dealing with cargo and general surveys located in 13 countries.

On the ground

Our global network of marine engineers, master mariners, naval architects, specialist yacht surveyors and chemists have many years of practical experience and are well positioned to respond 24/7.


We are committed to the development of the next generation of marine professionals and technologies, that will secure a balanced and prosperous future where we continue to navigate the world’s most intricate risks.

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Marine Technical Services

Our growing Marine Technical Services practice recruits, trains and retains some of the best marine professionals worldwide. Our global network of marine engineers, master mariners, naval architects and specialist yacht surveyors have many years of practical experience and are positioned to respond 24/7.

We are committed to providing clients with a high-quality, broad reaching, personal service. Through our extensive case history and hands-on experience, we advise on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to, loss mitigation, vessel optimisation, incident causation, environmental legislation, and all manner of repair work.

Marine Casualty Investigations

Our marine services include Hull & Machinery damage, P&I surveys and investigations, machinery failures and forensic investigations, including root cause analysis, condition surveys (P&I, H&M) and valuation surveys, and personal injury investigations.


We handle hatch opening, loading & discharge surveys; surveys & investigations for damage of goods in transit; rail and road transportation damages; cargo condition surveys from preload to destination; and damage root cause analysis and mitigation.


Our technical services include power plant machinery failures, warehouse damage investigations & warranty surveys (from factory to end user), and theft of goods in transit. 

Loss Prevention & Risk Management

Our team of expert surveyors, engineers, master mariners, and naval architects provides consulting on best practices and research into process improvement.

Expert Witness and Legal Consulting

For machinery failures; vessel navigation; structural damage to vessels and machinery cargo; stability analysis using GHS software and AutoCAD 2D or 3D illustrations; personal injury claims and incidents involving stowage/collapse. 


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