Diploma in Surveying of Offshore Floating Units

Diploma in Surveying of Offshore Floating Units

Diploma in Surveying of Offshore Floating Units

Diploma in Surveying of Offshore Floating Units

Course overview

The diploma in surveying of Offshore Floating Units is ideal for anybody seeking expertise in surveying offshore units. Recommended to both new and experienced surveyors. The offshore industry differs from shipping in many ways and it is no longer enough to have just the core technical surveying skills. Today’s offshore unit surveyors need to have knowledge of the extensive legal and regulatory issues as well as a commercial understanding of the industry.

This professional development diploma has been designed to provide the necessary knowledge required for offshore surveyors to get and remain up to date and highly skilled.

When: 12 June 2018
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 months
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate


  • Introduction to Offshore Surveying
  • Floating Offshore Units, MODU and Offshore Support Vessels
  • Classification and Regulatory Control of Offshore Units
  • Structural Arrangements and Loading of Offshore Floating Units
  • Ship Conversions, Maintenance and Life Extension Studies
  • Laws and Conventions Relating to Marine Surveying
  • Offshore Surveying Practice and Effective Report Writing
  • Marine and Offshore Surveying and Insurance
  • Business Skills for Offshore Surveyors
  • Offshore Accident Investigation
  • Case Study

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Student offers:

Partnered with The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS)

The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS)

  • Receive 50% off SCMS membership fee for new members who have completed the Diploma in Small Craft Surveying in the year of application
  • Receive 20% off SCMS membership for existing members who have completed the Diploma in Small Craft Surveying as part of their CPD in the year of doing the course.

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10% discount to Lloyd’s Maritime Academy students on IMO publications of softback and hardback books.

Laesens Marine Surveyors & ConsultantsAs a fully paid up and enrolled student on the Diploma in Surveying of Offshore Floating Units course, you can take advantage of the 10% student discount offered off the recommended retail price (RRP) on all IMO publications purchased through Larsens Marine.

Full terms and condition of this offer can be found on our terms & conditions page. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. All local taxes are not subject to the discount and the postage is not subject to the discount.

To take advantage of this offer just email us at [email protected] quoting your valid student reference number, the publication you are interested in and your contact details including the address you wish the books to be delivered to and we will reply to you with a quote for your request.

Visit our bookshop for more information on whats available, if you do not find a publication you are looking for , just drop us an email on the above email address.


Meet the Course director and Authors

Course Director & Author

Allan Thomas Larsen

Allan is a European Engineer registered with FEANI, Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and a member of The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors in addition to holding professional accreditation as both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer. Allan commenced his career in 1987 as a marine engineer cadet with the Ben Line and completed his studies at South Tyneside College in 1991. Since then he has held sea going positions including second engineer and up to Chief Engineer for sea trials of new construction and prototype vessel. Allan then completed five years as a shoreside marine engineer involved in the reconditioning of marine plant before joining Ferguson Shipbuilders as Assistant Mechanical Design Engineer in 1996 and later Mechanical Design Engineer in 1998. In 2001 Allan joined the Classification Society Bureau Veritas as a ship surveyor for all ship types, all marks and all notations and also gained certification in various auditing processes including MLC, ISM and ISPS. Currently Allan is involved in various marine projects including Offshore Units, Accident/Incident investigations and damage repair of all ship types.


Marie Caillerie, Consultant, NauticaLex

Marie joined the French Merchant Navy Academy in Marseilles in 1993 and was trained both as a Marine Engineer and a Master. After her cadetship on chemical tankers, bulk-carriers, ferries and ro-ro, she served as a 3rd Engineer and a 2nd Mate on large bulk-carriers and cable-layers, and as an Environmental Officer on P&O Cruise ships. In 2003 she re-directed her career ashore to work as a lecturer in Technical English and Maritime Regulations for the French Maritime Academy and obtained as well a B.A. in English. She then collaborated with the International Maritime Organization (Conference Division) as a technical translator, and provided trainings on technical subjects reviewed during IMO Committees and meetings. In 2009 she joined Classification society Bureau Veritas where she then headed the statutory department and was in charge of statutory surveys procedures. She participated to several IMO Sub-Committees and worked more specifically for the FSI Sub-Committee Drafting and Working groups. She also delivered frequent trainings on statutory matters to BV Surveyors. Her interest for maritime regulations brought her back to university in 2011 and she obtained a Master’s degree in Maritime Law at Plymouth University.

Today Marie has set up her consultancy company, NauticaLex, and still works as a technical translator and lecturer for the IMO Conference Division. She also writes articles on maritime regulations for the specialized newspaper Le Marin.


MSc Marine Operations

Graduates of the Diploma in Surveying of Offshore Floating Units can apply to continue their studies to the MSc Marine Operations with Middlesex University with advanced standing entry.  This continuation route has only been recognised for graduates of the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Diploma.

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