Testimonials

Testimonials

I’ve used Dale on various tricky marine projects including salvage op guidance and permission for transit following meticulous surveys and can’t speak more highly of him. A true professional within the marine industry.

Scott Neicho Co-founder Capital Pleasure Boats Ltd

I can highly recommend Dale if you are in need of a vessel surveyor. His communication was first class and his report and recommendations were clear and detailed. I am over 500 miles from the vessel, and what could have been a difficult process was made easy with Dale's assistance.

Gregor Hutchinson Marine Manager at Yeoman Glensanda

Dale is always willing to meet your requirements,sometimes on short deadlines. Dale also has a wide range of survey capabilities.

Simon Benham Logistics Manager at Red7Marine

Dale, is a friendly competent Marine Surveyor who maintains high professional standard and very often helps at short notice.

Andrew G Thompson MBE

Thank you Dale for a highly professional work taking the lead on getting our newly purchased tug docked, upgraded, fixed, classed and delivered to the new hub. You and your dedicated team went far and beyond what could be expected for such a job and ensured completion of the job on time for an already very tight deadline. Kind regards

Adam Nielsen, DS NORDEN A/S

Dale - It was GREAT to work with you and your team in Ramsgate last week. Your hands- on service is amazing and all problems can be solved 24/7 by the good and qualified people in your large network. Very well done. I hope we will be working together again. All the best from

Captain Soeren Port Captain at DS Norden Denmark

I have dealt with Dale on various projects, for professionalism and reliability you could not wish for a better company. Thanks Dale for all of your assistance 👍

Bill Shephard, Director at Lynx Engineering Kent Ltd

Dale has conducted a couple of surveys for me on a 1964 Dutch built TSDMY undergoing final stages of refurbishment. Very accommodating and flexible to work within my timeframes. Sound practical advice received and a very willing person to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to call on him again.

Michael Davies, Private Vessel Owner

Dale is a very flexible, and will accommodate to suit your requirements where possible, we have used him for some time and recommend to anyone needing similar services.

Martin Kitajewski, Project Manager at Topbond PLC

GPS Marine Contractors Ltd have used the services of Mr Dale Bradley in the capacity of a marine surveyor since 2016 to date. He has carried out Port of London Authority “Thames Freight Standard” inspections in the capacity of a contracted surveyor to the Port of London Authority. During this period Dale has also conducted both in water and out of water inspections on our considerable fleet of River Thames based Tugs, Workboats, Dumb Hopper barges, dry cargo barges, flat top pontoons and crane barges.

GPS Marine’s satisfaction with the level of service provided by Marine Sea Services Ltd has resulted in it being our preferred service provider for our Workboat code surveys on our fleet of offshore workboats which are certified by SCMS (a MCA endorsed vessel licensing regime). Marine Sea Services Ltd are conducting the majority of IMCA CMID surveys on the GPS fleet when in UK and near continental waters.

During the period of working together in an owner / surveyor relationship Dale has proven to be a competent surveyor, who has good knowledge of the offshore workboat and inland waterways industry. We find Dale’s understanding and application of regulation to be profound. He keeps abreast of new regulation and advises how this may affect our operation from a regulatory perspective, something that as owners we find very useful.

Coupled with this we find Dale to be always pragmatic, approachable, and flexible in catering for our requirements to conduct surveys at short notice or in a limited time frame. We would recommend Marine Sea Services Ltd and Mr Dale Bradley to conduct inland waterways, CMID or offshore workboat code surveys without hesitation. We look forward to carrying out our required inspections in the future with Marine Sea Services Ltd and Dale Bradley.

Gary Spencer, Technical Director at GPS Marine Contractors Limited

We were first introduced to Dale when he visited our boatyard to inspect a client's vessel on behalf of the PLA. After witnessing Dale's professional and pragmatic approach to surveying we nominated him sole surveyor for our three coded workboats. Dale has a broad knowledge of all aspects of commercial vessel operations.

Jack Deverell, Director at Thames Craft Dry-Docking

Dale is an excellent surveyor, who in my experience, has the perfect balance between commercial realities and the high standards of safety and compliance required in this day and age. Dale is responsive, technically minded and very knowledgeable indeed. I highly recommend him to any commercial vessel operators. We always find Dale to be proactive, responsive and knowledgeable in his field. Dale has assisted with all manor of licensing/survey work for Livett’s and we find that he works with us to meet and maintain the required industry standards.

Lee Dixon, Director at Whitstable Marine Services Limited

We always find Dale to be proactive, responsive and knowledgeable in his field. Dale has assisted with all manor of licensing/survey work for Livetts and we find that he works with us to meet and maintain the required industry standards

Ed Livett, Director at Livett’s Group

It has been our pleasure to work with Dale over the years. He is always professional and extremely knowledgeable. The Royal Docks demand a high-quality service and Dale always delivers on these requirements. A highly recommended marine surveyor!

Miles Cole, Operations Manager & Harbour Master at London’s Royal Docks

Thorough, honest and flexible to the demands of the marine environment. Always delivers an impeccable service with expert knowledge to back up his services for class certification.

James Andrews, Marine Operations Manager at Cory Energy

I thought Dale was very informative, provided excellent guidance on what we could do and what was required to license our boat, and get it to a safe working place for our employees.

Daniel Nugent, Concrete & Corrosion Consultancy Practice Limited

Over the last year I have worked with Dale on many different types of surveys where he has been mentoring me as I have started my career as an auditor and surveyor. Dales knowledge and broad breadth of experience makes him an excellent mentor and surveyor. I would happily recommend Dale to any potential customers as a very experienced and competent surveyor.

Neil Duncan, Managing Director – Principal Surveyor at Blue Giraffe Services Limited

Dale is professional, concise and offered excellent advice. A pleasure to work with.

Nick Howard, Managing Director at HCH Marine Limited

Dale conducted a renewal survey on one of our CTVs at short notice due to operational requirements. He was very flexible and proactive in assisting us get through the survey efficiently and with minimal delay in order to get the vessel working again. Dale is an experienced surveyor who is pragmatic as well as professional.

Eddie Gibson, Commercial Manager at Dalby Offshore Services

At a very difficult time when we had been mislead when purchasing a vessel, on a Harbour Masters recommendation I requested Dale's attendance. A complete and thorough comprehensive survey of my boat was undertaken, and his findings were promptly discussed. Dale was professional and friendly throughout our conversations and has expert knowledge. He also went the extra mile to ensure that he had covered all areas that would need attention, as well as providing me with additional tips for boat maintenance and renovations. Therefore, for these reasons I would highly recommend Dale.

Emerald - South Dock Marina

Dale is a conscientious individual who takes pride in his work. He is always willing to assist and offer advice based on his extensive knowledge of the maritime sector. Dale worked for me as a contractor for one of the UK's leading ports delivering survey and inspection expertise on a contractual basis for the organisation, and proved to be both efficient and effective in delivering what was required in a courteous manner, whilst maintaining customer focus. Dale has a sense of humour and is easy going, however is also able to maintain his level of professionalism in order to get the job done, and it was a pleasure working with him.

Jason Rudd - Marine Engineering Superintendent - Port of London Authority

Dale started contracting to us in 2011 as Master of the "Conwy Bay", one of our 18m wind farm service vessels, although in more recent times he has been in command of some of our larger vessels working over in Europe. Dale has an in-depth knowledge as a Master along with good technical skills. Since working for the company Dale has gone from strength to strength and developed his role considerably. Due to his competencies and skills for passing on his own knowledge he is now one of the fleet qualified assessors. This role sees Dale train potential new Masters in line with the companies in house training manual and also based on the best practise guide by the NWA. Dale has now completed many assessments leading to several new Masters becoming part of the team. Dale is a very competent Master and has become a valuable member of our team.

Ed Hides - Site Operations Manager - Turbine Transfers.

Whilst Mr. Bradley brought a great deal of experience to the course he quickly demonstrated that he was able to understand and evaluate new surveying situations he had not previously encountered. He clearly has extensive knowledge of commercial vessels and their operation, and is fully in tune with current working practices in terms of legislation etc. In my view his practical experience of operating such a diverse range of commercial vessels in demanding conditions gives him a valuable insight into the safety culture every surveyor needs to understand. I would have no hesitation in relying on Mr. Bradley and his judgement.

Paul Stevens, Small Craft Surveyor and Training Consultant - Originator of YDSA endorsed Practical Survey Training Course - Author: “Surveying Yachts and Small Craft” published by Adlard Coles Nautical.

I am the Harbour Master and Marine Operations Manager for the port of Ramsgate and have known Dale for four years. Although Dale has never been directly contracted to the harbour for his services, I am aware of his involvement with both London Array Ltd. on the ‘London Array’ wind farm and Vattenfall on the ‘Thanet Offshore Wind’ wind farm projects for both construction and ongoing operations and maintenance activities as Master of fast crew vessels. Dale additionally operates a commercial charter service from the Port of Ramsgate, Galleon Cruises. Dale approaches all aspect of the aforementioned activities in a competent, confident and commercial manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to you for consideration as a member of your organisation.

Robert Brown, Harbourmaster & Marine Operations Manager, Port of Ramsgate.

We have used Marine Sea Services on a couple of occasions recently and found them very thorough. They are prompt, reasonable in price and write reports that are clear and factual. Due to some complications with our recent purchase Dale was on hand throughout the whole process, This made the situation less stressful and has given us great confidence in our investment.

Kevin & Kat. Medway Bridge Marina

I have used various Boat surveyors over the past 26 years, mostly ticking the boxes and charging accordingly. My recent survey for my insurance renewal, I was recommended to Marine Sea Services Ltd. I attended the survey with their main surveyor Dale Bradley, a very energetic and a thoroughly proficient attitude . The survey was very en lightning , Dale was like a ferret in a rabbit hole. The survey was very much based on the safety and the Integrity of the boat, not the cosmetics. He managed to locate two external outlet valves I was not even aware of, one of them open to the sea just above the water line!!
I would use and recommend Marine Sea Services Every time

Andy Webster, Owner 'Aqua Star Ocean Ranger, Medway Bridge Marina.

Marine Sea Services provided a post-restoration insurance valuation for my small vintage launch. My original enquiry was responded to within 1 hour and because of the straightforward nature of the work, the survey inspection was carried out within 2 days. The inspection was thorough and included basic maintenance advice. The report was available within a further 24 hours. I am very pleased with professional, efficient and extremely prompt service provided by Dale Bradley.

Allan Stibbs, Whitstable, Kent.