Within Van Pelt & Co a few surveyors over the past few years have built up the required expertise to mediate in disputes and to bring about a resolution that is satisfactory for all parties.

However, it is an increasingly common phenomenon between parties, who may include: purchaser and vendors of ships, customers and engineering works, suppliers of engines etc., that differences of opinion occur over work that has been carried out, deliveries, prices, etc.. Our specialist surveyors can offer you a helping hand in this.

Our know-how is even regularly requested by courts.

We have engaged surveyors who have specialized in this discipline. One of the surveyors is recently become a Legal Specialist and one of the surveyors will follow this discipline.

Why arbitration you may ask!

Imagine, you have arranged to have an extensive refit carried out by a company, whose quotation was attractive and about which you had the feeling that they ought to be able to bring this important job to a successful conclusion for you.

After or even during the building work things start going wrong. Excessively late delivery or use of incorrect materials or perhaps “the wrong man in the wrong place”. In short, what a terrible shame that you hadn’t foreseen this. What to do next!

You contact your insurer and they advise you to engage the services of a surveyor to have them draw up a list of all the omissions and/or faults. You call Van Pelt & Co and a specialist surveyor in arbitration will come to your aid.
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Engineering work
Do you know that, in addition to the routine survey work, we are also able to assist you in preparing, implementing and finishing your
(re-)construction work?
Propeller shafts
With renewal of the certificate after 01 January 2015, all the shaft ceilingducts of rudder stocks and of (propeller)shafts need to be conducted, so, that no water polluted lubricants can come out. This means that, also for existing ships, rudder stocks and propeller shafts should provide an outer seal. We advise you, when a rudder stock or propeller shaft must be disassembled for example (damage)repair, to use the opportunity to place an outer seal, including any modification of the rudder stock or propeller shaft.