Providing Assurance Since 1904.
As Independent providers of Dynamic Positioning (DP) Assurance and Verification services, our DP Surveyors and Technical Specialists perform DP Trials and associated Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) across a range of DP vessels. P&S have built a reputation of expert support and guidance for vessel owners, with DP Surveyors located worldwide,. The team work to IMCA Guidance and following MTS and OCIFM requirements, and are on hand to support your needs.
• Proving / Annual / Reactivation
• Pre Hire Audits
• Local Survey personnel in many regions
• IMCA M190 compliant documentation
• Specialist Electrical and Engineering personnel
• FMEA development
• FMEA review & update
• Technical support
• Assessment and improvement planning
• Vessel and Marine systems
• Audit and Improvement
Pirie & Smith have developed a unique skill set to provide specialist Marine Surveyors and support to a range of clients from Vessel Owners, Ship and logistics agents, Banks, Underwriters and Insurance companies for Marine assurance activities. From Damage Surveys to Vessel valuations, and everything in between, we take a combined technical and commercial approach to deliver the needs of the client, on a project by project basis.
• Vessel Damage
• Hull and Machinery
• Incident Investigation
• Damage Surveys
• Insurance Assessment
• Failure Analysis
• Vessel Valuation
• Specialist Advice
• Technical Support
• Build Supervision
Pirie & Smith are leading providers of Marine & DP Assurance, based in Aberdeen, Scotland but deliver our services on a worldwide basis. Our team of specialist Marine Surveyors and DP Surveyors are on hand to provide support to Vessel Owners, Shipping Agents, Insurers, Financiers in all Marine Assurance tasks.
More about the team below.
Graeme brings more than 35 years of seagoing and shore experience to the new post having previously worked in the U.S., Oman, India and Europe as well as the U.K. Most recently he was General Manager Marine Operations for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, responsible for passenger and cargo ferries and for the Penzance Dry Dock Company. Prior to that, roles ranged from engineer on specialized Dynamic Positioning (DP) vessels to Technical Superintendent and Project Manager of vessel conversions and new builds. Shoreside experience included managing marine assets for a range of diving, geotechnical drilling and well operations projects.
DP technical Authority
Russell began his career as a shipboard Electrical Technical Officer working on first generation DP drillships, construction and diving vessels. This was followed by 20 years’ onshore experience in the USA, Far East, Europe and South America providing DP services to O&G clients, rig and ship owners, underwriters and original marine equipment manufacturers. He has also written the syllabus and delivered DP maintenance courses and regularly presents papers on DP at industry conferences.
Strategy & Development Manager
Richard joined the team in 2019, to support the growth of Pirie & Smith and other Group companies. He is responsible for the drive to digitise our processes and supporting the Operational teams.
Richard is an Electronics Technician, working in the ROV industry for many years, before making the leap to further his career in onshore Technical and Operations Management including work on ROV, Marine and Subsea Mining projects.
Emily joined the group in August 2019 and is new to the oil and gas industry. She was previously a dental nurse and loves to lecture us all daily on our dental hygiene and sugar habits! When she’s not at a wedding that is…
Corry joined in 2020 to support our ongoing projects in both the Marine and DP Departments. Corry has a background in Mechanical Engineering and Project Management, along with Business Development. Not only that, he is a keen Piper (of the kilts and bagpipe variety) rather than those we Survey regularly coming off vessels.