Celebrating 25 years of Maritime Services International

Mar 22, 2017


Maritime Services International is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. To start the celebrations, they held a cocktail party near Nice, to thank all those who have supported the group over the years including some very senior industry figures.

Managing Director Ian Biles founded the company in 1992. After finishing his career as a Master Mariner where he gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. Maritime Services International has grown from that one man enterprise to a group with global reach, offering marine surveying, consultancy, investigation, legal support and training across the maritime industry.

The Maritime Services Group now consists of:

Maritime Services International who in the past 25 years has completed over 3500 surveys and reviews including over 1000 involving Superyachts, has built a global network of over 100 marine surveyors in 34 countries and earned a fantastic reputation for both quality and experience.

Maritime Training Academy can now boast a total of 34 distance learning courses and diplomas in a vast array of maritime specialisms.  With over 1000 maritime professionals having completed courses to date from all corners of the globe this business continues to grow a pace.  2017 sees the release of yet more courses starting with a Diploma in Superyacht Surveying launching in April.

The Training Academy is the newest name in the group and has been a huge success in its first year. It has combined the groups maritime industry experience and extensive training understanding to offer over 260 face to face training sessions, bespoke courses and seminars from its 100 Mtraining centre in the UK, on-site or on-board globally.

Iain Ferguson, Sales and Marketing Manager, has said “We are extremely proud of how far the company has come in its first 25 years, starting off as a small office in a bedroom, to now being situated in our new headquarters with staff globally. Due to our great reputation our team is constantly growing alongside the Maritime Services Group’s product offering. With this rapid expansion, it will be exciting to think where we will be in another 5 years let alone 25!”