The IIMS Pakistan Region under the guidance/supervision of its Regional Director Capt. Khalil U Khan has established its Regional Office in Pakistan, Karachi.

The International Institute of Marine Surveying is an independent, non-political organisation. Membership is open to Qualified Mariners, Cargo Surveyors, Yacht and Small Craft Surveyors, and Marine Consultants from around the world. Individuals, with specialised nowledge, experience or skills able to contribute and enhance the aims and objectives of the Institute are also invited to join.

To promote professionalism and the advancement of knowledge in the profession of Marine Surveying, which the Institute defines as being, ‘the service provided to maritime and transport organisations in general and the production of guidance reports for all other bodies connected with maritime operations or maritime trade’.

To maintain high professional standards decreed in a Code of Conduct and to verify the competence of those seeking to become members of the Institute.
To seek recognition from Government Organisations, Coastguards, the International Maritime Organisation, licensed marine underwriters, insurance companies, ship owners and marine lawyers.
To put into practice the high standards of the Institute and consequently, to exclude certain surveyors or those whose conduct or competence could cast discredit on the Institute.
To confer professional status on those who contribute to and encourage safety, professionalism and unity amongst those concerned with the shipment of cargo, Marine Surveying, Marine Superintendency and Marine Consulting.
To bring together experts whose specialised knowledge and practical expertise will enhance the reputation of Marine Surveyors and Marine Consultants.
To organise and evaluate the training of future Marine Surveyors.
The advancement of the reputation of international Marine Surveying and its associated aspects by means of regular publications and public meetings.

The IIMS is a membership lead organization with an elected President and Vice President who are members of the Institute Management Board.
The Institute Management Board is made up of elected members of the Institute who take responsibility for the various areas of responsibility within the Institute. (These areas are listed under current officials).

The Management Board meet four times a year and in accordance with the Constitution set the policy and direction for the Institute.
The Institute is managed by the Chief Executive Officer and a staff at the IIMS Head office.


Members of the Institute may be nominated as Fellows. The IIMS Fellowship is not an automatic time upgrade.

Eligibility for FIIMS will be as follows:

  1. Full Member in continuous and good standing for a minimum period of 5 years.
  2. He/she should demonstrate continuous CPD for the 5 year period.
  3. The prospective candidate will be required to demonstrate having made a significant contribution to the IIMS or the marine industry.
  4. Members of other accepted and recognized Marine Surveying Societies will be considered under reciprocal arrangements and provided the IIMS time and CPD criteria is met in full.
  5. Fellows may use the designation FIIMS after their name.

From time to time the Management Council may confer Honorary Membership on individuals who have given outstanding service to the Institute. Honorary Members have the same rights as Full Members but do not pay a subscription. Honorary members may use the designation HonIIMS after their names.

Individuals holding an internationally recognized marine qualification who can prove that they have practiced on a full time basis for a minimum period of five years as a consultant or marine surveyor.

  1. Individuals who, by producing written reports can demonstrate that they have practiced marine surveying or consultancy for at least five years.
  2. Individuals whose qualifications or experience shall be considered appropriate by the Professional Assessment Committee (as beneficial to the support of the Institute).
  3. Full Members may use the designation MIIMS after their names.

Individuals practicing Marine Surveying or Consultancy for a minimum period of three years and who do not yet fulfill the conditions to become Full Members.

  1. Full Members who have decided to reduce their involvement in the Institute.
  2. Individuals whose qualifications or experience shall be considered appropriate by the Professional Assessment Committee, (as beneficial to the support of the Institute).
  3. Associate Members may use the designation Associate IIMS after their names.

Individuals who have passed an Institute Degree or Diploma course but do not have sufficient experience to qualify as Full or Associate Members. Graduate Members may use the designation GradIIMS after their names.(Graduate Members may apply for Associate Membership after two years, Graduates who cannot demonstrate experience in the field of surveying may apply for Supporting Membership whilst training after two years).

All individuals who register for the Institute Diploma courses, unless they are already members of the Institute will be appointed as Student Members of the Institute for the duration of their course.

Individuals or organisations having an interest in Marine Surveying or Marine Consultancy and who encourage and approve of the aims of the Institute, whatever their profession or qualifications may be.

Past Full or Associate Members who have retired and retain an interest in Marine Surveying and Consultancy, but no longer carry out surveys. Graduates who do not meet the criteria for Full or Associate Membership and are continuing to train prior to applying for Associate membership.

Individuals holding a recognised qualification i.e. Inspector level 2 or higher (NACE, FROSIO, ICorr), NDT Technicians (CSWIP) i.e. Gauging personnel, divers or other surveyors with at least three years full time practical experience in a marine related field.

Technician members may use the designation Tech IIMS after their names.

There are many benefits of being a member of the Institute.

Recognition – as a Member, Technician or Associate Member, you are entitled to use the designatory letters after your name to demonstrate your professional commitment. Professional development – the Institute offers a comprehensive and progressive qualifications programme designed to increase your knowledge and range of skills within the marine surveying industry.

Networking – from time to time you will be invited to attend seminars and forums which will increase your knowledge in specific areas of work and allow you the opportunity to network with other members from different parts of the world as we are an international organisation.
Membership journal – as a member you will receive a copy of the Institute’s quarterly magazine “The Report”. Each issue is full of topical articles, case studies and membership news.

Information and enquiry bulletin board on the website.
Members’ directory.
Regular technical seminars.
Discounts on education, training programmes and publications.
Conferences and social events.

Devonta Freeman making progress with knee injury

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman may not be 100 percent healthy now, but he feels good about the progress he’s made this offseason.

Freeman injured the posterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee in the regular season finale, and played through it in postseason games against the Rams and Eagles.

Freeman scored a massive contract last summer but had a down season by his standards, finishing with 865 rushing yards and 317 receiving yards and eight combined touchdowns. He missed two games with a concussion.

Pederson is writing the book with NFL writer Dan Pompei. “Fearless” is due out on August 28.

Pederson told the Associated Press in a statement that he always considered himself an “underdog.” The Eagles certainly grabbed onto that mantra last season, sporting “underdog” masks for playoff games after the team was mostly written off following the loss of Carson Wentz to an ACL injury in December.

Report: Russ Brandon “deceitful” when confronted about inappropriate relationships

More details are emerging regarding the abrupt resignation of Bills and Sabres president Russ Brandon. And the details help explain why Brandon is suddenly out after 20 years in Buffalo.

Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports that Bills and Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula informed Brandon on Friday that an internal investigation was being conducted regarding allegations of inappropriate relationships with female employees. Per Graham, Brandon denied any such relationships when confronted by Kim Pegula. The internal investigation showed, according to Graham, that Brandon “was deceitful about that and other job-related issues that were uncovered.”broncos_030_31a6ca897b882095-180x180


Rams announce seven more rookie free agent signings

The Rams announced seven rookie free agent signings Wednesday.

USC receiver Steven Mitchell, Southeastern receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez, Georgia Tech receiver Ricky Jeune, San Jose State guard Jeremiah Kolone and Weber State defensive tackle McKay Murphy were reported Tuesday.

The Rams also signed Southern Miss defensive back Curtis Mickell and Indiana linebacker Tegray Scales.

Big Ben doesn’t appear as though he likes the pick, but the reality is he’s 36 years old, he hasn’t made it through a full season since 2014, and he has speculated publicly about his retirement multiple times in recent years.

It would have been irresponsible for the Steelers to continue to operate without a high-upside young signal-caller on the roster, and the big, accurate and reliable Rudolph has the ability to become a franchise quarterback.

After a visit to Haiti last year, Wentz said, “I felt called that I needed to go serve and find a way, and get myself out there, get out of my comfort zone.”

He has some improvement to do in the pass pro, without a doubt, and I think he’ll be the first one to tell you, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said, per ESPN’s John Keim. That’s something that sometimes in college, with only 20 hours of practice a week, some of the fundamentals as far as pass-blocking sometimes gets swept by.

Said Gruden: He’s more of a first-, second-down banger. But I’ve seen him at his pro day catch the football. He can catch the football fine, but really, our role for him is quite easy to see. It’s first, second down.

Not exactly what fantasy football heads want to hear, but the earth will spin on without their consent.

Besides, those early down duties are easier to define on paper with the presence of Chris Thompson, Washington’s versatile, marvelous pass-catching back who led the team in receiving before breaking his right fibula in November. broncos_067_6141aadcadbef790-180x180


Patriots pass on 2019 options for Phillip Dorsett, Malcom Brown

The Patriots have three 2015 first-round picks on their roster heading into the 2018 season and they’ve chosen not to exercise their option on any of their contracts for the 2019 season.

Add that all up, and she paid roughly $2,240 each year to maintain her look.

While listing all the associated expenses, Davis confesses,You’re probably looking at it and I made no money.

In Miami, Ware says that coaches told them they were the highest paid cheerleaders in the NFL.

She’s not comfortable disclosing her hourly wage, but she says it still wasn’t enough to live on.

She worked three other jobs, as a fitness instructor, resort activities manager and at a massage therapy studio.

The Cardinals also cut cornerback C.J. Goodwin, who joined the team late last season and appeared in two games. Goodwin transitioned from wide receiver to cornerback with the Falcons and played 12 games with them in 2017 before being released.

Cornerback Jarell Carter, running back Darius Victor and long snapper Drew Williams were also let go on Tuesday. The Cardinals have four more cuts to make in order to have room for all their incoming rookies.

New Orleans Saints players are beginning to deal with the realization they won’t have the team’s leading rusher, Mark Ingram, for the first four games of the 2018 season.

Linebacker Shaquem Griffin was a feel-good story in the NFL draft, but there’s more to it than his inspiring story.

Griffin is also a very good player, and it would be no surprise if he’s a steal for the Seattle Seahawks as a fifth-round pick.broncos_125_f3a1e537622ea34d-180x180


Police report says Reuben Foster threw girlfriend’s dog across room

The woman who accused Reuben Foster of domestic violence earlier this year has since recanted, but prosecutors are sure to use the details of the initial police report in trying to make a case against the San Francisco 49ers star. Among the disturbing allegations is one that sounds like animal abuse.

Bucannon has not set the world on fire, but he’s had enough success to inspire the Rams to trade for Mark Barron, the Falcons to draft Deion Jones early in the second round and, most recently, the Steelers to take a big flyer on Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds late in the first round.

Troy Niklas battled injuries early on and never became a factor. Bruce Arians’ scheme wasn’t the most tight end-friendly, though if Niklas had been what they’d hoped, Arians would have found a role for him. Kareem Martin and Ed Stinson provided decent depth for a few years but never carved out distinct roles. John Brown did: deep threat. But after a tumultuous 2016 (health problems) and a quiet 2017, he’s now a Raven. Grade: C Atlanta Falcons Round 1 (6 overall). Jake Matthews, T, Texas A&M 2 (37). Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota 3 (68). Dezmen Southward, FS, Wisconsin 4 (103).

It’s a break for the Giants, who now will face the Saints in Week 4 with only half of the NFL-best tandem of Ingram and Alvin Kamara, the 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year. Giants defensive end Josh Mauro also will miss the game after receiving the same suspension as Ingram.

I would never condone any of the behavior that was alleged and will always respect and protect the rights of anyone who has been harassed or is the victim of violence. My priorities remain the same — to move forward and strive to be the best coach, teacher, and man that I can possibly be.

When contacted this week by The News, the Lions acknowledged they had not been aware of the incident.

Owner Martha Ford, general manager Bob Quinn and team president Rod Wood released a joint statement Monday night.sharks-026


Herschel Walker Says He Understands Why NFL Teams Won’t Sign Colin Kaepernick

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Herschel Walker told TMZ Sports he understands why teams won’t hire free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick based on his choice to protest social injustice and racial inequality during the national anthem.

I read where they asked him if he would still kneel if they hired him, and he said he wasn’t sure or he may, and that tells you right there that he doesn’t want to work, Walker said. My point is: I think what he was doing was great. I think what he stood for was great. Black lives matter.

Right now I think he’s got to remember that you have teams saying, ‘If you do what we ask you to do, you may have a job.’ But he don’t wanna do it. … I own a chicken company. If the guy that I hire don’t want to do what I ask him to do, why do I hire him? And I think that’s the problem right there, you know.

The move created $500,000 of cap space for the Lions.

Edge rusher: The 49ers were tied for 26th in the NFL with 30 sacks last season. The hope is Thomas can convert his freakish skill set into dominance, but it would help to have another young, viable threat to take the blocking attention off him.

While Fitzpatrick or James would be a nice piece to round out the secondary behind Thomas and Foster, those players could also use some extra support up front. The 49ers still have remnants of their old 3-4 base up front with Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner. While Buckner has settled nicely in as a 4-3 tackle, Armstead needs to be replaced to lead the rotation opposite Thomas.

Texas-San Antonio’s Marcus Davenport is among the intriguing pass rushers gaining steam and moving up the board late in the draft process. Boston College’s Harold Landry is also in play to go ahead of his mid-first round projections.tigers_070-115x115