The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMSGlobal), established in 1962, is a professional organization that certifies marine surveyors and provides continuing education opportunities. NAMSGlobal’s membership is international and its Certified Marine Surveyor members carry the NAMS-CMS designation after their names. From pleasure boats & yachts to commercial ships, NAMSGlobal marine surveyor members survey new and used vessels to determine their condition and value. NAMSGlobal surveyor members also survey cargo, machinery, docks, wharfs, marinas, and handling equipment related to the marine industry. Additionally, NAMSGlobal marine surveyor members investigate marine claims and act as expert trial witnesses.