Independent Marine Consultants and Warranty surveyors

Independent Marine Consultants and Warranty surveyors

Consultancy

Warranty surveys arise from the desire of underwriters to limit their exposure to risks. Faced with insuring a towage project, the underwriter may feel more comfortable if they know that a competent and experienced surveyor has physically inspected tug and tow and/or cargo and approved the arrangements. With modern equipment and software TowService B.V. is able to monitor the weather forecasts and navigational hazards continuously and provide the vessel, manager and underwriter on daily base with the latest updated information.

Towage

With a broad practice experience in the tow business as captain or as surveyor for other warranty survey offices. Our surveyors can assist in the most convenient way to get your tow and/or cargo safe and sound at there destination. We are convinced that TowService B.V. is a welcome addition on this limited market. On top of this practical experience TowService B.V. mixed this experience with the knowledge of a well known engineering office. In this cooperation all special transports will be calculated and/or checked in respect of cradles, pedestals, sea fastenings or other structural matters.

Cargo

In cooperation with a engineering office, TowService B.V. provide all kinds of project cargo warranty surveys. The base of this is our "Project Cargo Risk Management System" what includes pre project risk analysis and calculations, ensure the risk is properly managed and exposures are minimized, suitability of vessels, vehicles, lashings and lifting equipment, and many more. All these conform global adapted regulations and guidelines as described behind tab "Regulations".

Prevent Survey

The close cooperation between TowService B.V. and Prevent Survey B.V. led to a takeover by Prevent Survey B.V. of a part of the shares of TowService B.V. as of 1 January 2018. From that time both teams work from the office in Dordrecht. Prevent Survey provides its services as an independent Survey office for On-/off hire surveys, damage assessment to hull and machinery, project supervision, valuations and technical surveys/condition surveys. The combination of the on- and off-hire surveys from Prevent Survey B.V. and the towage and heavy cargo surveys of TowService B.V. creates benefits for our clients.

The next generation warranty surveyors

TowService B.V. is founded on 4 March 2009 as independent Marine Warranty Survey office
specialized in warranty surveys for towage and heavy lift and/or special cargo transports.

Maritime Services

Our office is based in Sliedrecht, the city where the art of modern dredging and highly sophisticated shipbuilding for offshore and dredging industries are common, and in this world we have our roots. Our surveyors have a long history in the towing industry as captain or in other disciplines. With these skills we provide specializations in multidisciplinary marine and engineering consultancy and survey services to the shipping industries.

To fulfill this desire of the underwriters, TowService B.V. started the company with only experienced and highly qualified surveyors. With modern equipment and software TowService B.V. is able to monitor the weather forecasts and navigational hazards continuously and provide the vessel, manager and underwriter on daily base with the latest updated information. In this information message graphical interpretation of weather, route and expected dangers are included. This together with the years of experience gives a suitable result in advise to ship and shore. Beyond that we think we can profile us in a positive way with constructive thinking without doing any harm to the safety regulations.