Marine surveyors examine marine vessels to assess the condition of their structure, machinery and equipment. They ensure that vessels are constructed, equipped and maintained according to safety standards and are seaworthy. They check design plans, and make sure the construction of marine vessels complies with marine industry standards.
Marine surveyors will also periodically perform inspections to make sure that acceptable standards are maintained throughout the ship's life. They may inspect passenger and cargo ships, cruise liners, high-speed ferries, small boats and crude oil carriers.