Your Trusted Marine Surveying Company!

Independent Marine & Cargo Surveyors,  Loss Control Operations, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and reliable marine surveying services to ships and shipping companies.

KEY MARINE , LLC – It’s your Key to Success

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About Company

About Us

We are a highly experienced Marine Consultancy company located in the beautiful city of New Orleans, USA. Our team comprises of skilled professionals who have made a huge impact on the maritime industry. We are proud to extend our services to clients all over the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Our primary goal is to offer our expertise and knowledge in the maritime industry towards transforming our clients’ businesses into best-run businesses. We are committed to providing top-notch service to our clients, ensuring that we help maximize the value and profitability of their businesses without compromising on their core values, safety standards, integrity, reliability, and quality. Our team is dedicated to seeing our clients succeed, and we work tirelessly to ensure that we are always up to date with the latest trends and technologies to better serve them. With us, our clients can be confident that they are in good hands.

What We Offer

Our Services

Condition Surveys

At our company, we take pride in conducting thorough and comprehensive condition surveys that evaluate all key components of a vessel. These inspections leave no stone unturned as our team of experienced and qualified experts inspect everything from the hull to the machinery and equipment on each vessel. Our aim is to provide a detailed report on the overall condition of each vessel and ensure that our clients have a clear understanding of any issues or concerns that may arise. Our surveys provide an objective assessment of the vessel's condition, taking into account factors such as age, maintenance history, and operational use. Our assessments are essential for ensuring safe operations and can help save our clients from costly repairs or unexpected downtime. We understand the importance of keeping vessels in top shape and our condition surveys are a crucial step towards achieving this goal.

Draft Surveys

Draft surveys are an incredibly important aspect of maritime shipping operations. Accurate determination of a vessel's cargo load is critical for ensuring the safety and stability of the vessel as it travels. A draft survey not only allows for the determination of the vessel's weight, but also the distribution of that weight throughout the ship. This information is necessary for calculating the vessel's stability and draft marks, which indicate whether it is safe to load additional cargo. Additionally, draft surveys are vital to ensuring regulatory compliance with weight restrictions set by national and international authorities. Inaccurate readings on draft surveys can lead to serious safety hazards, as well as potential legal and financial consequences for shipping and cargo companies. As such, it is essential to prioritize the accuracy and thoroughness of draft surveys in order to maintain a safe and compliant shipping operation.

Cargo Surveys

Ensuring the safe transport of goods is a fundamental part of any shipping operation. As such, our company recognizes the critical role we play in this process, which is why we have highly skilled and certified professionals who perform cargo surveys as a part of our comprehensive quality control system. Our cargo surveys are designed to thoroughly examine every aspect of the stowage and securing of cargo, including weight distribution, physical restraints, and overall condition. We seek to identify and mitigate any potential hazards that may arise during transit, and we do so with an uncompromising level of attention to detail. Our goal is to provide our clients with the peace of mind that their goods are in the best possible hands. We understand the value of your cargo, and we are committed to delivering it safely and efficiently to its final destination.

Port Captaincy

Our company offers a wide range of exceptional services that cater to the specific needs of our customers. We specialize in various types of vessels including oil, chemical, and dry bulk vessels. Our team of expert cleaning advisers utilizes only the best and most efficient cleaning methods to ensure that your vessels are kept in pristine condition. We also offer virtual port captaincy services, which entails expert guidance and support for all your shipping needs. Additionally, we provide pre-inspections per the NCB and USDA guidelines and offer comprehensive guidance throughout the entire inspection process. At our company, our main priority is to provide exceptional and reliable services that meet and exceed our clients' expectations. We strive to maintain our position as industry leaders by consistently providing top-notch services that maximize efficiency, minimize costs, and exceed regulatory compliance requirements.

Ship Safety Inspections

Our company offers a wide range of services to ensure that your vessel is always in compliance with current regulations and standards. Our PSC and USCG pre-inspection services are designed to identify any potential issues before an actual inspection takes place, giving you ample time to address and correct any issues. Our internal audits are conducted on a regular basis to ensure that all procedures and protocols are being followed correctly, and any necessary changes or improvements are implemented. Additionally, we offer SIRE pre-inspections to help ensure that your vessel meets the necessary safety and environmental standards required by oil majors. With our team of experienced professionals, you can feel confident that your vessel will remain in compliance with all applicable regulations and standards, while keeping your crew and cargo safe at all times.

Hatch Inspections

As a provider of excellent cargo transport services, we prioritize the safety and security of your goods. That is why we conduct thorough hatch inspections before every trip to ensure that the cargo hold hatch covers are in excellent condition and are in compliance with international standards. Our professional technicians will check the hatch cover's sealing effectiveness, structural integrity, and overall stability. They will look for any damages, deformities, or rust that may compromise the hatch cover's functionality. We understand that different types of cargo require varying degrees of protection; thus, we take great care in ensuring that the hatch covers are suitable for transporting sensitive goods. Our hatch inspections not only guarantee the safety and condition of your cargo but also prevent any delays caused by the inability to meet the required standards. All of our services are carried out competently and promptly to give you peace of mind and ensure that your cargo is in excellent hands.

Why Choose Us?

At our company, we take pride in the fact that our experienced team of Marine experts and captains offer highly specialized Port Captaincy Services that are designed to provide numerous benefits to our clients. With a focus on Loss Control and Prevention, our skilled professionals work tirelessly to ensure that every aspect of your port operations are carefully monitored to avoid unnecessary losses and complications. Through our expert guidance and support, we are able to help our clients achieve faster turnaround times in Port Operations, while also maintaining a strict focus on Safety Control and inspections. Additionally, to maximize cargo intake and improve vessel stability, we offer comprehensive Vessel performance planning and supervision, with on-board attendance in ports worldwide. By providing guidance to the Master and Crew with Local Regulations and requirements, we help to minimize stress and create a smoother, more efficient operation. Overall, our clients continue to enjoy the many KEY benefits of our on-board attendance, making us a top choice for all their Marine needs.

What Our Clients Says

Their team of experts is highly knowledgeable and efficient. Their pre-purchase inspections have saved us from making costly mistakes, and their detailed condition surveys have helped us maintain our fleet in top-notch condition. Highly recommended!"


The survey report was comprehensive and well-documented, providing us with valuable insights into the stowage and securing of our cargo. Their professionalism and attention to detail are commendable."


I've worked with multiple occasions for on-hire and off-hire surveys, and they have always delivered accurate and timely reports. Their team is responsive, and their surveys have helped resolve disputes and ensure smooth chartering processes.

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