Author: Mark McCrea

Ultrasonic Thickness Survey

Steel hull plating can loose thickness due to erosion, corrosion and sometimes blasting. An ultrasonic thickness survey can tell you…

Ship main engine failure investigation

I was recently called to a 130m, 5000 tonne ship to investigate the events leading to, and the cause, of…

Pre-Purchase survey on Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 29.2

Today was spent in Whiterock (Strangford Lough) conducting a pre-purchase survey on this Jeanneau 29.2 with a lifting keel. New…

Condition survey of a Glastron GS279 sports cruiser in Fermanagh

In Fermanagh yesterday surveying this Glastron GS279 prior to sale. These Glastrons are superb value for money with good build…

Pre-purchase survey in Bangor

In Bangor recently surveying this 2003 Galeon Galia 640 with a 5 month old Yamaha 150 on it! The boat…

Keel bolt maintenance

One of the worst keel bolts I’ve seen! The threads above the nut have almost rusted away. I would love…

Workboat survey

Down to Ravenhill Reach Belfast over the weekend to survey this workboat owned and operated by . This may look like…

MGN280 Annex 5 – LPG inspection

Conducted a survey on the LPG system of a vessel to ensure it complies with MGN280 Annex 5 ‘LPG installations…

Pre-Purchase survey on a Beneteau Oceanis 411

Off to Greencastle Co Donegal yesterday to conduct a pre-purchase survey, engine run and battery test on this Beneteau Oceanis…

Inland Waterways Small Passenger Boat Code – compliance check and simple heel test

A lovely afternoon at Ballyronan Marina on Lough Neagh today to take freeboard measurements and conduct a simple heel test…