Whether broken mast, collision, grounding or fire - accidents happen! Every event then requires a professional approach. From a claim survey to the inspection to the creation of a survey report and documentation, MCS is at your side in the event of damage.
One moment of carelessness is all it takes!
A collision with floating or stationary objects is the main cause of damage in water sports. A collision can lead to a wide variety of consequences spanning from a scratch on the gelcoat to the total loss of the vessel.
No matter what has happened, MCS will investigate the damage, document it, determine the repair costs and bring it all together in a survey report.
Every area has its pitfalls!
Gentle groundings can happen to any skipper and usually do not cause major damage. Hard groundings, on the other hand, can lead to damage to the hull, engine, keel and rig. If a grounding leads to damage despite all precautions, MCS will be at your side in word and deed.
Water ingress & sinking
Water ingress & sinking
A skipper's nightmare: Water in the vessel!
Open seacocks, burst pipes or a leak in the hull. There are many possibilities. In the worst case, water ingress can lead to the sinking of the boat. MCS is at your side in this case as well. MCS will arrange the salvage and determine the cause and extent of the damage.
The steering system is defective, the engine stops running, the vessel grounds itself without any manoeuvrability...
...and the result is an unavoidable stranding. Whether on sand or rocks, the yacht is usually unable to get afloat again without help. Once the boat is stranded, though, it must be promptly salvaged in order to avoid greater damage. MCS is at your side for this as well. MCS will arrange the salvage and determine the cause and extent of the damage.
Someone was on board and the vessel is open! A quick look reveals that only the sherry seems to be missing.
Not every burglary is like that. Thieves go for electronics, outboard engine, clothing and other valuables. Broken locks, cut cables, damaged equipment... The collateral damage is usually significant. MCS determines the full scope of the damage and quantifies the repair costs.
Fair winds are not always encountered. In fact, a broken mast is unfortunately a quite common occurrence.
It is often just one missing or defective small piece that is the cause of major damage. One broken split pin, one terminal pin that was not tightened, one broken wire, and the mast goes overboard. Defective trim and uncommonly extreme weather conditions can also cause a mast to break. MCS gets to the bottom of the cause.
More and more severe storms are occurring, often in connection with heavy thunderstorms.
Most lightning strikes luckily occur when yachts are in the harbour. The lightning does not necessarily have to strike the vessel itself in order to cause major damage. A lightning strike in the immediate vicinity is often sufficient.
The effect of a lightning strike often goes unnoticed until an electronic component stops working. In the worst case, a lightning strike can lead to structural damage to the hull and rig and even to the sinking of the vessel (e.g. due to damaged seacocks).
No matter what has happened, MCS will investigate the damage, document it, determine the repair costs and bring it all together in a survey Report.
Fire can quickly lead to a catastrophe on board a vessel.
The main causes are defects in the electrical equipment, fire in the engine room or the inattentiveness of the crew. Arson is also a potential cause.
In every case it is necessary to determine the cause of the fire. MCS handles this task and then determines the amount of damage for the cleaning and repair. In the worst case, the disposal of the vessel must be arranged.
Damage in transit
Damage in transit
The dream is over - the vessel is damaged in transit.
Whether on a trailer or a truck or during cranage or manoeuvring in the shipyard, things can happen. MCS gets to the bottom of the matter and determines the precise cause as well as the amount of damage.