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About Us

Why Choose Us

For more than 30 years, Swaminathan Marine Surveyors has been committed to providing superior service on the U.S. West Coast, specializing in the Los Angeles / Long Beach Harbor, San Diego, and Port Hueneme areas.

What We Provide

We produce comprehensive and fully documented reports, ranging from vessel conditions to P&I investigations. In addition, we perform troubleshooting surveys for import and export containers, and also offer recommendations for onward carriage to the final destination.

How Quickly Can I Get My Report?

Our reports are delivered in a timely manner, depending on the nature and urgency of the report. A preliminary report can be provided as soon as a survey is completed.

Meet the Team

Captain Tony Swaminathan

General Manager

Captain Swaminathan holds an unlimited Masters License and has sailed on most types of cargo vessels, including general cargo, container vessels, crude oil, VLCCs, and product carriers for 12 years, prior to coming ashore 30 years ago as a Marine Surveyor.

James Ackerman

Senior Surveyor

Mr. Ackerman has been associated with Swaminathan Marine Surveyors for more than 20 years and is well experienced with surveys of general cargoes, break-bulk cargoes (including heavy lifts and perishables), bulk oil, and hazardous cargoes.

David Cobb

Surveyor

Mr. Cobb has 10 years’ experience as a Marine Surveyor. He is a graduate of the California Maritime Academy and previously worked for the U.S. Coast Guard.