Qualifications

The National Association of Marine Surveyors, Inc.
Capt. Kerry “Ric” Corley is an Accredited Marine Surveyor with SAMS-AMS/SMS designation, a Certified Marine Surveyor with NAMS-CMS designation, & a Certified Marine Investigator with IAMI-CMI designation

A. Yachts and Small Crafts (up to 100 gross ton)

Surveys the condition, value, construction, and damage of yachts and various other vessels up to approximately 300 feet in length.

B. Uninspected Commercial Craft Surveyor:

Surveys the condition, value, construction, and damage of tugs, barges, cranes and drilling barges up to 300 gross tons.

C. Marina Facilities Surveyor:

Surveys the condition, value, construction, and damage of wharfs, piers, docks, bridges, locks and dams, and offshore marine structures.

D. Hull & Machinery Surveyor:

Surveys the condition, value, construction, and damage of diesel, steam, and or electric equipment with unlimited tonnage and any horsepower.

E. Cargo Surveyor:

Surveys the condition, value, construction, and damage to cargo including general break/ bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, “L.P.G.”, “L.N.G.”, and Rollon/ Rolloff (vehicle) loads.

F. Container Loads Surveyor:

Surveys the condition, value, construction, and damage to container loads on or off barges.

G. Salvage (Hull) Surveyor:

Surveys the condition, value, construction, and damage to salvage hulls.

J. Fishing Vessel Surveyor:

Surveys the condition, value, construction, and damage to fishing vessels.

The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors.

Capt. Kerry “Ric” Corley is an Accredited Marine Surveyor with the following Specialization Designations:

Y.SC – Yachts, Small Craft:

This is the basic designation which is held by the overwhelming majority of the AMS® members. Members have acquired at least five years of professional surveying experience in yachts (vessels used for pleasure) and/or small craft (commercial vessels less than 1600 GRT). They have attained a passing grade in the SAMS® Yachts and Small Craft examination.

H & M (Hull & Machinery):

An AMS® member who has actively engaged in the survey of ocean-going vessels in excess of 1600 gross tons for five of the last ten years. A member who holds an Unlimited (any tonnage, any oceans) U.S.C.G. License for Third Mate, Third Engineer, or higher category is considered to have met examination requirements.

C. – Cargo:

An AMS® member who has actively engaged in performing surveys of the loading, unloading, inspection and shipment of cargo on merchant vessels for five of the last ten years.

F.V. – Fishing Vessel:

An AMS® member who has actively engaged in performing surveys of commercial fishing vessels for five of the last ten years. The member has attained a passing grade on the SAMS® Fishing Vessel examination.

T. & B. – Tug and Barge:

An AMS® member who has actively engaged in performing surveys of tugs, barges, and trips and tows for five of the last ten years. The member has attained a passing grade on the SAMS® Tug and Barge examination.

International Association of Marine Investigators

SAMS-AMS SMS & NAMS-CMS & IAMI-CMI Capt. Kerry “Ric” Corley is an Certified Marine Investigator and member of the International Association of Marine Investigators.