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Marine Surveying & Technical Support


In addition to designing vessels, The Shearer Group, Inc. provides technical support and consulting services to vessel owners, charterers, and operators, including marine surveying. This can provide The Shearer Group, Inc. with a comprehensive picture of a client’s operation, and allows us to deliver on their specific needs and desires. We have found that adding value throughout the entire vessel acquisition, operation, maintenance and decommissioning process is the most effective way to build long term relationships with our clients 

The Shearer Group, Inc. provides consulting services to clients worldwide, including marine surveying. These services can be in support of new construction projects, modifications, regularly scheduled dry docks or more comprehensive maintenance periods. The Shearer Group, Inc. offers a full spectrum of service, from concept design, through shipyard selection and contract negotiation, to detail design and construction oversight, including design and implementation of tests and trials, and eventual life cycle management and maintenance support. Satisfied Shearer Group, Inc. clients understand the value of having one cohesive team that includes naval architects, marine engineers and marine surveyors, accomplish all of these phases of vessel creation and operation. A detailed list of these services follow: 


Marine Surveying

Marine Technical Support


Marine Surveying:

  • Quality Assurance
  • Welding Inspections
  • Weld Procedure Development
  • Independent Design Verification
  • Monthly Progress Reports
  • Vessel Inspections
  • Schedule Review
  • Shipyard Deliverables Review
  • Regulatory Liaison Change Order Management
  • Progress Payment Assurance
  • Testing and Trial Program Development and Implementation
  • Systems and Equipment Testing and Validation
  • Record Keeping
  • Digital Photo Documentation

Technical Consulting Services:

  • Professional Engineering Services
  • Tank Barge Structural Analyses
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Design Studies
  • Model Testing, program design and execution
  • Fleet Reviews
  • Fleet Management Planning
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Safety Assessments
  • Accessibility Requirement Review
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Review and Compliance
  • Non Tank Vessel Response Plan Development
  • Sea-fastening Design
  • Lifting Analyses
  • Technical Assurance of Marine Operations
  • Development of Marine Operations Procedures
  • Maintenance System Development and Implementation
  • Life Cycle Management
  • Logistics Planning
  • Marine Construction Support, waterfront development, bridges, offshore installations, unit movements

Acquisition Support:

  • Performance Specification Development
  • Construction Specification Development
  • Cost Estimating
  • Request For Proposal (RFP) Development
  • Source Selection
  • Technical Screening and Selection
  • Technical Due Diligence for Financial Institutions
  • Contract Development and Negotiation
  • Transportation and Installation Support
  • Procurement Strategies
  • Turnkey Design / Build Services