EP Marine Services was established in 1988. Our company’s policy is to provide high quality services in order to meet customers’ requirements successfully.

We achieve that with our employees being experienced, highly qualified technicians, Mechanical-Marine Engineers and Naval Architects, certified to SNT-TC-1A Level II.

We strive to identify Customer Expectations and then we apply our know-how, skills and experience to solve the challenge with the most cost-effective way, sharing all the information with our customer in order to maintain your piece of mind

In order to implement this commitment, EP Marine Services has established a quality system certified by BUREAU VERITAS QUALITY INTERNATIONAL according to ISO 9001:2015 requirements.

1. Third Party Ship Surveys

  Type of Survey Purpose
1. Pre-purchase Condition Surveys Evaluate and report vessel condition prior to sale or purchase.
2. Record Review Evaluate vessel history and condition through its classification records.
3. Condition surveys Evaluate vessel condition on behalf of Insurance, Banking Institutions P&I clubs, Owners, etc.
4. On-hire and off-hire surveys Evaluate vessel condition prior to delivery and redelivery of vessel
5. Cargo Surveys Evaluate and report vessel and cargo condition prior to loading or unloading cargo as well as evaluation of cargo damages.
6. Hull and Machinery damage surveys Evaluate and report source and extend of damages and assist with relevant negotiations with Insurance.

2. Classification Management

1. Survey /Certificate Monitoring. Monitoring all due surveys and certificates and generally any obligations towards the classification society and relevant notifications.
2. Planning and Coordination of Surveys with Class Optimization of the time and location for presenting the ship for survey as well as number of surveys and due items, commensurate with its commercial obligations
3. Pre-survey preparatory work Advice to the Owner of the particular requirements of due surveys and items of importance that should be addressed prior to and during the survey in order to save time and expense
4. Problem solving Assistance to the Owner on adverse and/or complicated issues that may develop, by communicating with the classification society and/or the flag Administration
5. Review of classification reports and invoices Verification that they reflect correctly the surveys performed, in order to avoid future complications
6. Notification of upcoming new regulations / requirements Advice to the Owner on any forthcoming classification and statutory matters that may affect operations
7. Attendance of surveys on behalf of Owner On site attendance to ensure that all the preparations and agreements made with class are implemented and solve and problems appearing on site
8. Documentation, distribution and record keeping

EP Marine Consulting has been offering technical consultancy to the marine sector for almost half a decade. It was quickly recognized and established as a “one stop shop” for any consulting service required.

The company has expanded rapidly reaching worldwide exposure, adding, day by day, numerous projects to its portfolio.

Striving to be pioneers and innovators on the edge of specialized knowledge and technology, EP Marine Consulting was one of the first offices to submit a Double Hull Suezmax conversion to Bulk/Ore Carrier, for approval. This project was approved and implemented.

Staffed by fully qualified Naval Architects and Mechanical Engineers, some of them with top notch reputation in the marine industry, EP Marine can tackle efficiently all kind of projects.

1. Ship Engineering Services

1. Fire and Safety Plans
2. Fire Training Manuals
3. Maintenance Plans Of Fire Protection Systems & Appliances
4. Operational Booklets
5. Damage Stability Manuals
6. Trim & Stability Manuals
7. Loading Manual
8. Loading Instrument
9. Loading/Unloading Sequence Calculations
10. Grain Loading Manual
11. Cargo Securing Manuals
12. URS30 – No. 1 & No. 2 Cargo Hatch Cover Securing Arrangements For Bulk Carriers
13. URS 31 – Main Hold Frames Analysis & Report For Bulk Carriers And OBO Carriers
14. Emergency Response Services (24 Hour Services)
15. Water Ballast Management Plan
16. Garbage Management Plan
17. Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP)
18. PC-SOPEP Manual And 24 Hour Services In Panama
19. Compliance to MARPOL Annex VI, Revisions to ISM, SOPEP and Garbage Manual, Compliance with emission requirements
20. Vessel Response Plan (VRP) For Tanker Vessels And Non Tanker Vessel Response Plan (NTVRP) Including Qualified Individual Services And Table Top Exercises
21. Tonnage Measurement
22. Ship Security Assessment
23. Ship Security Plan Preparation
24. Post Certification System Services(Internal and External Audits, Training, NC Reporting System, System Revisions Etc)
25. Review Of Situation On Behalf Of The Owners
26. Representation Of Owners
27. Casualty Computer Simulation And Technical Investigation
28. Finite Elements, Hull Condition Analysis
29. Sea-Keeping Analysis
30. Propulsion Analysis
31. Evaluation Of Thickness Gaugings
32. Ultrasonic Thickness Measurements 
33. Vessel’s Gaugings Analysis Specifying Minimum Acceptable Renewals
34. Attendance during repairs for steel renewal supervision

2. Quality Safety and Environmental Management

  Service Details
1. ISO9000 / ISO14000 Standards  System Development And Implementation
Post Certification System Services(Internal and External Audits, Training, Assistance With NC Reporting System, System Revisions Etc)
2. ISM Consulting Services System Development And Implementation
Post Certification System Services(Internal and External Audits, Training, Assistance With NC Reporting System, System Revisions Etc)
Preparations of Drills Booklet
3. TMSA Consulting Services Gap Analysis and assistance with Compliance to Oil Major Requirements

3. Ship Conversion Services

  1. Single Hull Oil Tanker to Double Hull;
  2. VLCC to VLOC;
  3. SuezMax / Panamax Tanker to Bulk / Ore Carrier;
  Service Details
1. Preliminary Study Feasibility Studies
Computer 3-Dimensional modeling and preliminary calculations of the new tank capacities
Preliminary Calculations (Stability, Damage Stability, Strength Calculations and design reinforcements)
Lightship calculations and preliminary drawings
2. Final Study Complete Calculations (Local And Longitudinal Strength, Hull Scantlings Stability, Damage Stability, FEM analysis, etc)
Detailed Drawings Preparation
Documents And Manuals Review And Preparation (COW, IGS, Loading Manual, Trim And Stability Manual, Ship Loadicator, Etc)
Project Budget
3. On site supervision Attendance on site for supervision of the work

4. Consulting / Survey services for new buildings

  Service Details
1. Development / evaluation of specifications Development Of Specifications
Third Party Review And Evaluation Of Technical Specifications
Feasibility Of Specifications
Improvement Of Specifications
Cost Evaluation
2. Compliance reviews Contract Review
Plan Approval
3. On site supervision Attendance During Construction

5. Marine Software

  Software Details
1. Surveys Status Software Reliable Monitoring of Surveys, Certificates and Recommendations
Spare Parts Software Complete circle of Spare Parts Requisition – Enquiry – Selection and Onboard Delivery
Maintenance Plan Software Complete circle of Overdue Maintenance Items, PMS Assignments and Jobs Malfunctions, etc.
Crew Manning Software Complete monitoring of crew names, ranks, history, certificates available, etc.
2. Loading Intrument  Specially designed for upgrading vessel’s operational and chartering flexibility

6. Yachts and Small Craft

Type of Survey Purpose
1. Pre-purchase Condition Surveys Evaluate and report vessel condition prior to sale or purchase.
2. Condition surveys Evaluate vessel condition on behalf of Insurance, Owners, etc.
3. Damage surveys Evaluate and report source and extend of damages and assist with relevant negotiations with Insurance.
4. Preparation of Plans and drawings Prepare Drawings as per the requirements of the Owners  / Flag Administration
5. Preparation of Manuals Prepare and submit for approval required manuals / calculations

What is NDT?

Non-destructive testing is the process of inspecting, testing, or evaluating materials, components or assemblies for discontinuities, or differences in characteristics without destroying the serviceability of the part or system. In other words, when the inspection or test is completed the part can still be used.

Why use NDT?

Non Destructive Testing is: :

  • Safe
  • Affordable
  • Ensured compliance
  • Harmless
  • Reliable
  • Proactive

Where NDT can be applied?

  • Steel structure
  • Steel welding
  • Piping
  • Machinery parts & assemblies

What works can be done utilizing NDT?

  • Weld inspections
  • Shaft systems inspections
  • Machinery parts inspections
  • Materials integrity & identification

What is Rope Access?

Rope access is a specialized method utilizing ropes and hardware used as the means of providing access and support to workers in inaccessible working points or sites.

Why use rope access?

Rope access is:

  • Low cost
  • Cost-effective
  • Safe
  • Efficient
  • Versatile
  • Low or interference

Where rope access can be applied?

  • Marine environments
  • Dry Cargo tanks
  • Wet cargo tanks
  • Ballast tanks
  • Freeboard
  • Oil Rings
  • Platforms
  • Engine
  • Propeller – Propeller shaft

What works can be done utilizing rope access?

  • Structural inspections and non-destructive examination (NDE)
  • Sand blasting and pressure washing
  • Coating
  • Repairs
  • Assist with surveys

What is Field Metallography?

Field Metallography (also known as replication) is a powerful nondestructive technique used to detect principle failure mechanisms, determine the remaining service life and asses the inspection intervals for metal structures, equipment and machinery found in a wide range of marine applications. By evaluating the remaining operational life of materials, components or structures, metallography contributes in:

  • Avoiding hazards for personnel,
  • Production planning,
  • Service planning,
  • Investment planning

In a typical examination, the actual microstructure of the tested metal is exposed and transferred on a thin plastic film which serves as a replica of the actual metal.  The replica is then thoroughly examined under a microscope.

Exposure and replication procedures do not affect the tested part and are performed in-situ with the replica evaluation.

Why use field metallography?

  • In-Situ-Performed on the Ship
  • Proactive-Reveals possible failure mechanisms before they are fully developed
  • Comprehensive-A wide variety of defects can be observed and assessed, from isolated cavities to macro cracks
  • Non Destructive-The assets are not affected by the replication procedures and no specimens are required to be removed from the actual material

Where Field Metallography can be applied?

  • Engine (intake, exhaust, turbo charger, ball bearings, catfines)
  • Steel plate hulls
  • Steel welding
  • Piping
  • Machinery parts & assemblies
  • Tanks and Boilers

What works can be done utilizing Field Metallography?

Field Metallography is used mainly to inspect:

  • Assets operated at elevated temperature, where the microstructure can be altered (fire damage, creep damage, high temperature hydrogen attack and sensitization)
  • Old equipment that may be subjected to material degradation
  • Welded or heat-treated materials

Newly purchased equipment to verify the material type and quality

Marine Pressure-Washing

We undertake the maintenance of ships of all sizes using water jet, sandblasting, protective and decorative coatings, through a strategic cooperation with P. Fintanis SHIP Cleaning. Our staff is experienced in hull cleaning of cargo holds and tanks with our professional high pressure washing systems.

In conjunction with our Rope Access Company, member of our group, we introduce the revolutionary method that:

  • Ends the use of scaffolding/staging
  • All works take place on board, while sailing or at the harbor (Where such works are allowed)
  • Saves time
  • Saves Costs

Our services are:

  • Cleaning tanks
  • Cleaning and coating fore peak and aft peak, collision bulkhead
  • Cleaning and coating engine room
  • Pressure washing external and internal surfaces, holds, tanks, ballast tanks etc
  • Cleaning and coating superstructures

The pressure washing and cleaning can be executed by:

  • Vessel’s own means, with with 250-300 bar pressure
  • With additional means, with 500-600 bar pressure, that we recommend and are supplied by the vessel company
  • With additional means that we provide up to 1600 Bar pressure.
  • For all works pressure washing, sandblasting, protective and decorative coatings, we have a strategic cooperation of P. Fintanis SHIP Cleaning

Our qualified staff, rigorously selected among the best technicians, steel workers and welders specialized in marine applications are on hand to assist you.

In conjunction with our Rope Access Company, member of our group, we introduce the revolutionary method that:

  • Ends the use of scaffolding/staging
  • All works take place on board, while sailing or at the harbor (Where such works are allowed)
  • Saves time
  • Saves Costs
  • Avoids necessary deviation. (To repair the ship in a shipyard or dock)
  • We satisfy the recommendations before your vessel reaches destination Recommendations by all organizations (Port State Control, Classification Societies (IACS? & Non IACS), Cap Surveys, P & I Clubs, etc.

Our services include:

  • Hull repairs (Fore – aft, sides)
  • Repairs inside Cargo tanks, oil and ballast tanks
  • Piping repairs
  • Repair and inspection of crane condition
  • Washing of marine safety and rescue equipment