Monday 23rd of October 2017

UNIFORM STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL APPRAISAL PRACTICE (USPAP)

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) are published by the Appraisal Standards Board every two years. USPAP is a set of standards that apply to all types of appraisers, whether they appraise real estate, personal property, business valuation, … Continue reading

LOAD LINE REQUIREMENTS FOR SEAGOING VESSELS

A Load line is a document generally issued by a classification society allowing vessels to carry cargo at sea and/or to make foreign voyages. Vessels with load lines will have the characteristic “Plimsoll Mark” attached amidships on each side of … Continue reading

ARE MARINE SURVEYORS APPRAISERS?

Both marine surveyors, and appraisers specializing in marine assets, are unlicensed by state and federal governments. In other words there is no requirement by regulation or statute that practitioners of either profession obtain licensure prior to practicing their craft. However, … Continue reading

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

When I started my career as a marine surveyor, back in the early 1990’s, the firm that I worked for received several fatality investigations on rental houseboats. These were typically large fleets of houseboats built specifically for the rental industry. … Continue reading