What We Do
Recognized as one of the United States' foremost marine consulting firms, Martin & Ottaway is accustomed to providing engineering and surveying services on short notice all over the world.
Appraisals, Surveys, and Engineering and Claims Formulation and Presentation:
The firm engages in many types of work, including consulting, construction and conversion supervision, cargo and damage surveys, inspections and investigations, proposal evaluations and appraisals.
Additionally, the members of the company are often called upon by clients to formulate their insurance claims and make the presentation to the underwriters.
Litigation/ Arbitration Support:
Martin & Ottaway is well known throughout the world for its members' expertise as expert witnesses supporting attorneys, solicitors, and barristers in matters of maritime litigation.
Over 100 Clients Per Year:
Clientele include the world's most prominent ship owners, underwriters, attorneys, investors, financial institutions and governmental agencies, both U.S. and foreign.
Each year the firm's consultants provide services in over 30 countries while representing over 100 clients.
The total value of damages and repairs surveyed, supervised and investigated by the company exceeds $100,000,000 per year and is often many multiples of that amount.
Full Facilities and Resources:
The firm maintains a computerized appraisal database and an extensive engineering library with historical publications dating back to the early 1800's.
The firm is active in, and has deep access to, many technical and industry organizations and runs an extensive outreach program.
In addition, the firm assists in the development, and maintains rules and regulations promulgated by the United States Coast Guard, the Maritime Administration and other national administrations, the major Classification Societies, IACS, Intertanko, BIMCO, IMO, FCC, OSHA, United States Public Health Service and the NFPA.