Marine Hull & Machinery

Our team of professionals in the naval sector, merchant navy officers, marine engineers, naval architects (technical office) and qualified skippers are specialised and certified to adjust and interpret Marine Hull and Machinery policies for all types of vessels. We provide adjustment services for P&I clubs with settlement proposals for any damage, no matter how complex. Added to our services for reinsurers, insurers, and P&I clubs, based on the experience of our professionals, we offer:

To minimise risks…

  • Calculation and inspection of packaging, stowage and lashing of machinery
  • Supervision of machinery packaging and labelling
  • Control of unloading, inspection, and sorting
  • Supervision of container freight
  • Identification, verification and control of equipment at origin

Our services in the marine sector

  • General Liability for port installations, shipyards, harbourmasters’ offices, naval workshops, stevedores, freight forwarders, and consignees…
  • Calculation and supervision of lashing for light or heavy maritime cargo
  • Control during unloading
  • Verification of holds before loading
  • Draft surveys
  • Bunkering
  • Vessel condition inspections
  • Vessel pre-purchase inspections
  • Risk reports
  • ISM/ISPS/MLC audits
  • Superintendence during ship repairs, modifications, or new construction
  • Quality control in shipyards

Our experience

  • Our adjustment network in Latin America, the US, and the Caribbean, positions us as one of the most important Spanish bureaus with an international presence.
  • Our own network of offices on the Iberian Peninsula, in America and the Caribbean is complemented by those of the associates of VRS Adjusters in the rest of the world, offering a swift, effective, and comparable service in our expert interventions.

Some of the losses we have intervened in:

  • Numerous losses affecting pleasure craft through collisions with semi-submerged objects.
  • Multiple losses involving collisions between vessels during docking manoeuvres.
  • Collisions between fishing vessels on arrival at the fishing dock as a consequence of failing to meet international regulations on collision prevention.
  • Collisions between vehicles and boat trailers with damage to the motor.
  • Diverse damage to a mega-yacht while in dry dock.
  • Entanglement of fishing gear on propeller shaft stern tube, damaging the seal and propeller.
  • Fire damage sparked in vessel battery charger.
  • Corrosion in craft propeller by dock grounding and electrolytic corrosion.
  • Voltage surges and damage to navigation equipment and air-conditioning.


Pleasure craft, hulls, vessel debris removal, salvage and 24-hour contact.

Specialty Management – rtsmarinehull&
Andrés Correa Moreu