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Marine Assurance for Confident and Safe Voyages

At Baker Marine Solutions, safeguarding the integrity and readiness of assets in marine environments isn't just a task—it's our mandate. Dive into our robust marine assurance process, meticulously tailored to encapsulate every facet of your project's unique demands.


OCIMF-OVID Inspections

The Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) is a program managed by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF). This system mandates surveyors to undergo a rigorous vetting and training procedure, followed by the execution of at least four surveys annually. The certification obtained through this process remains valid for a three-year period, after which it must be revalidated through another round of training.

Rise above with our unrivaled OCIMF-OVID inspections. By adhering to industry benchmarks, we don't just evaluate—we set the gold standard, ensuring your marine assets operate at peak performance and safety.

IMCA Standard Audits

In a world of complex marine operations, IMCA standard audits signify operational excellence. With Baker Marine Solutions, you're assured of evaluations that meet the highest standards, guiding vessels to peak performance and safety.

The Electronic Common Marine Inspection Document (eCMID) is a crucial certification managed by IMCA. Baker Marine Solutions has the required expertise in dealing with eCMID requirements, undergoing the vetting process, adhering to procedures, and participating in the training course within two years of initial certification. In order to maintain the certification, professionals must achieve the sanctioned CPD credits annually.

While IMCA doesn't assign a ranking to the findings, they provide guidelines that allow surveyors to categorize findings independently of the official report. We also cater to small vessels with our specialized small vessel eCMID, designed explicitly for ships less than 500grt.
R006 ROV

Trust in your equipment while navigating the depths. Baker Marine Solutions (BMS) conducts R006 audits that focus on Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and their associated systems. This includes Launching and Recovery Systems (LARS), which are integral to the assurance process. ROVs are considered mission-critical equipment, and BMS ensures they meet the required standards for project implementation.

D023 Air Dive Systems
One of the services offered by BMS is the D023 audit, part of the IMCA standard audits. This audit pertains to air diving systems, ensuring they meet the necessary industry standards and are fit for operational use. BMS's audits also encompass crew assessments to ensure the team operating these systems are adequately trained and proficient.
D024 Saturation Diving Systems
Dive deeper without a second thought. The D024 audit is another service provided by BMS under the IMCA standard audits. It focuses on saturation diving systems, checking their readiness and suitability for operation. BMS ensures these systems are capable of performing as expected, maintaining the safety and effectiveness of underwater operations.
D056 Hyperbaric Rescue
Often used in saturation diving operations, BMS's comprehensive approach to marine assurance would logically extend to ensuring the readiness and safety of such critical rescue systems. Your safety net evaluated with precision, certifying that your hyperbaric rescue systems are poised for any emergency.
R023 AUV

Related to Autonomous Underwater Vessels (AUVs), another type of mission-critical equipment. BMS conducts these audits to ensure these autonomous systems can perform their designed tasks effectively and safely, upholding the high standards of marine assurance.


Vessel Surveys

Vessels are the lifeline of all marine operations, but how well do you know yours? At Baker Marine Solutions, our vessel surveys provide in-depth knowledge and assurance so that every venture is covered with confidence.

On/Off Hire

We conduct on/off hire surveys to document the vessel's condition at the start or end of a lease period. This process includes assessing structural integrity, mechanical systems, and any damages incurred during the hire period. Transition seamlessly. Whether initiating or concluding vessel leases, we've got you covered.

Our evaluations provide a clear snapshot of your vessel's health. Our condition surveys record the physical state of the vessel, including its hull, machinery, and fittings. We look for any signs of wear and tear, damage, or potential issues that could affect the vessel's performance or safety.
We provide an assessment of the vessel's worth based on factors like its age, condition, and market trends. This involves reviewing financial records, market data, and conducting a thorough physical inspection of the vessel. Know your asset's worth, pinpointed with precision.
Our suitability surveys evaluate whether a vessel is fit for a specific task or operation. We consider factors like the vessel's design, equipment, crew competency, and compliance with industry standards.
Fit For Purpose
Not just any vessel—a vessel tailored for the task. We ensure every asset matches up with its intended function. These surveys assess if a vessel is suitable for its intended purpose. We inspect the vessel's design, operational efficiency, equipment, and crew competency, ensuring it can perform its intended tasks safely and efficiently.
Small Vessel
We conduct comprehensive surveys of small vessels, assessing their condition, overall fitness for purpose, and suitability for specific tasks. We review their structural integrity, operational efficiency, equipment, and crew competency, ensuring they meet all necessary standards and regulations. Size doesn't escape our radar. Small vessels are inspected with the same rigor for top-tier performance.

Mission Critical Equipment Surveys (MCES)

Tackling the ocean's challenges demands tools that are up to the task. Our thorough evaluations sees that your mission-critical equipment is not just operational, but excels in the face of demanding projects.


Lifting expectations alongside loads, cranes are built to bear the brunt of marine demands. 

We evaluate the condition of cranes, assessing their operational state and structural integrity. Additionally, we review personnel competency to ensure safe and efficient operation.

Pipe Lay
Seamless pipeline installations start with impeccable equipment. Our team inspects pipe lay systems, focusing on their operational state and the efficiency of their components
Explore with expertly engineered equipment. Our Remote Operated Vehicle inspections meet peak operational readiness and efficacy. We assess ROVs' functionality, checking their mechanical and electronic components for any issues.
Our surveys examine AUVs' operational efficiency, reviewing their programming and mechanical components. Trust your equipment as you propel forward. Our checks on Autonomous Underwater Vessels help them glide efficiently and reliably.
Deepwater Winch
We survey the condition of deepwater winch systems, checking their structural integrity and operational efficiency.
Our team focuses on assessing geotechnical systems for their suitability for specific tasks, their current condition, and their operation. 
We conduct comprehensive surveys of mooring systems, assessing their condition, including wear and tear, and operational efficiency. 
Our helideck surveys focus on safety aspects, checking the structural integrity of the deck and its barrier systems. We also review maintenance records and operational procedures to ensure compliance with aviation and maritime safety regulations.

Dynamic Positioning Assurance

The DP assurance process adheres to a five-year cycle as specified by the International Maritime Organization in MSC.645, later replaced by MSC.1580. This cycle is fundamental for maintaining the Class DP notation. 

A meticulous analysis to preempt any failures, ensuring steadfast operations.

The Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a crucial part of the DP assurance process for DP Class 2 and 3 vessels. It's necessary to have an FMEA in place at the beginning of the five-year cycle. In the fifth year, the FMEA is reassessed for accuracy.
Proving Trials
Testing the waters, quite literally. We validate your systems against the toughest criteria.

DP Proving Trials are conducted in the first year of the DP assurance cycle for DP Class 2 and 3 vessels. These trials help ensure that the vessel's DP system can perform as intended and meet the required standards.
Annual Trials
Yearly evaluations to consistently uphold operational standards.

Following the first-year proving trials, annual DP trials are conducted each subsequent year until the fifth year. These trials help maintain the performance and reliability of the DP system throughout the five-year cycle.
Gap Analysis
Pinpointing areas for improvement, driving continuous operational enhancements.

For project-specific marine assurance requirements, a Gap Analysis of documents against industry standards and best practices can be performed. This analysis identifies any potential gaps or shortcomings in the existing processes or systems.
Gap Closing Trials
Not just identification, but actionable solutions to bridge operational gaps.

After the Gap Analysis, any identified gaps need to be addressed and rectified. Gap Closing Trials involve additional testing and modifications to close these gaps and ensure compliance with the industry standards and best practices.
Desktop Verification
A theoretical dive into systems for a holistic understanding.

Comprehensive desktop studies form part of the project-specific marine assurance requirements. These studies involve a thorough review of all relevant documents and data to verify the vessel's compliance with the required standards.
DP Documentation

Comprehensive and precise documentation for clarity and future reference.

Apart from the FMEA and trial results, other Dynamic Positioning (DP) documentation, such as the DP Operations Manual, should be onboard as part of the International Maritime Organization standard. This documentation provides essential information about the operation and maintenance of the DP system.

With Baker Marine Solutions by your side, you're not just navigating the waters—you're mastering them. Our rigorous inspections and evaluations ensure that every piece of equipment, every system, is not just ready but optimized for the challenges ahead.