With over 35 years’ experience in managing vessels in the shipping, marine and offshore sectors, VDR Marine equipment provides a full range of ship management and marine support services to ship owners and operators around the globe, as well as the ability to blend those services together in unique combinations to meet specific customer needs. Guided by our values, we aim to deliver excellence in every area in which we operate, with safety being our number one priority.

VDR Marine Equipment provides full technical management services for a number of ship types which include but are not limited to tug boats, bulk carriers, oil/chemical tankers, and container/general cargo vessels.

Our services include the following:

  • Delivery / redelivery surveys (incl. on-off hire)

  • Damage survey for P & I

  • Surveys/audits for company procedure compliance

  • Sale and purchase surveys

  • Due diligence/acquisition survey

  • Reactive repairs and replacement

  • Planned preventative maintenance reports

  • Statutory compliance reviews

  • Fit-out feasibility study

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Through our partnership with the Survey Association located in Denmark, we are able to offer our customers the highest qualitative standards that are offered in the marine survey industry.


As acting associates for the Survey Association, we operate under Survey Association's Professional Liability insurance and within the company's QA standards and framework when instructed through the Survey Association.

Our services include the following:​​


  • Damage surveys

  • Condition surveys (JH programme)

  • Ship repair cost evaluations and advice

  • Shipyard and port facility management assessments

  • Cargo damage and warranty surveys

  • Risk assessments

  • Yacht and brown water surveys

  • Pre-purchase technical surveys

  • On/Off hire surveys

  • DP trials and FMEA/FMECA