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Text from Marine Surveyor[edit]

A marine surveyor is a man who surveys boats and ships checking for faults and points and estimating value. He is a professional when he has a post secondary marine education and carries errors and emissions insurance to protect his clients.

Marine surveyors inspect boats and vessels for valuation, condition, accident, and salvage. Marine survyeors use many credentials, letters, and terms such as Accredited, Certified and Qualifed. No one organization is in charge of Marine Surveyors. Marine surveyors pursue their profession independently of required organizations, and there is no national licensing for marine surveyors working in the maritime industry. The US Coast Guard does not approve or certify marine surveyors. Association terms and initials represent training and certification by private organizations. Insurance companies and underwriters may require recreational vessel inspections by marine surveyors but cannot require customers to use specific surveyors but may keep a "vanity" list. Other areas marine surveyors may perform inspections include Cargo Surveying, Ship's Surveyor, Disaster Relief, Salvage and Repair of Vessels. Marine surveyors may be self-employed, which is generally the case, or some may work for an associated group. In all cases the survey report is the responsibility of the individual marine surveyor.

Copied here for merging reasons Magioladitis 15:52, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

This text merged with 'Marine surveyor' rsudama

I found the topic of your Wikipedia page to be very interesting. I am not entirely familiar with Marine Surveyors and therefore my critique comes from a place of interest. To begin when you said “to ensure compliance with various standards or specifications”, what are the standards and specifications? Are their specific documents that have a list of these standards and specifications? in your introduction paragraph this doesn’t make sense “There are many ways to train to become a marine surveyor including taking correspondence courses, apprenticing, or simply opening a business.” How do you train by opening a business?

Continuing with my curiosity I would like to know; approximately how much does a Surveyor get paid? Is it salary based or by the inspection? How large does a port have to be to employ government surveyors? is it only international ports? What are the various classes of vessels? Can a marine surveyor survey any or all classes, or just specific classes? And How come there is no national or international licencing?

When I was reading I noticed that you didn’t have any information on the history of Marine Surveying. I see you have a quote from 1834 but all the information you have is from contemporary Surveying. When did it start? How long has it been mandatory for? Who invented the profession? If you had more historic information readers of your page would have a greater understanding and appreciation for Ship surveyors.

A couple more things that would be nice to have in your content would be; The positives and negatives of not having a unified licencing, also some visuals would be aesthetically pleasing. If you referenced your page more the information would be more legitimate, however it is nice that you offer lots of additional readings and external links. Furthermore dividing the types of marine surveyors made your information easier to find and read.

Thank you for taking the time to read my critique and I hope you take my questions and suggestions into consideration. johnrdc — Preceding unsigned comment added by Johnrdc (talkcontribs) 00:17, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

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