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Basil M Karatzas Obtains Certified Marine Surveyor (CMS) Qualification

Updated: Apr 16, 2022

Adding to credential list of ABV, ASA, and FICS, Basil M Karatzas achieves CMS by the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS)

New York City, January 28th, 2020 - Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co., a New York-based vessel appraisal, shipping finance and ship-brokerage firm, is pleased to announce that Mr. Basil M Karatzas, Founding Partner & CEO of the firm, has recently achieved the Certified Marine Surveyor (CMS) qualification by the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS), having fulfilled all educational, ethics and exam requirements.

Upon achieving the new accreditation, Mr. Karatzas stated: “We are thrilled having obtained the Certified Marine Surveyor accreditation and becoming a formal member of NAMS. The new accreditation, in addition to our holding the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the AICPA and the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) for Machinery & Technical Specialties qualifications, allows us to serve our clients in our marine appraisal and marine surveying practice with deeper insight and confidence, both for valuation of shipping assets but also valuation of shipping companies. We have performed more than 5,000 bespoke marine asset appraisals and valuations, and personally have undertaken condition survey reports for a diverse range marine assets such as DP2 diving support vessels, self-discharge vessels, cement carriers, and several inland and ocean-going assets in the Jones Act market. Our aim is to provide a full range of advisory services in the marine industry, and ensure that our clients can depend on us for well-educated and insightful advice when it comes to investments in the shipping industry. Our credentials and accreditations, including requirements of complying with perspective Codes of Ethics and maintaining continuous education standards, clearly set us apart from our competitors.”

About Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.:

Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co. is a New York-based shipping finance, marine survey & marine appraisals and ship-brokerage firm with international clientele in the tanker, dry bulk, offshore, containership and fishing vessel markets, both for ocean-going vessels and also “Brown Water” and Jones Act tonnage. More than 5,000 ship valuations and marine surveys have been undertaken by the firm, and mandates have included acting as Liquidation Trustee for the judicial sale of shipping assets by the High Court of the Republic of Marshall Islands. More info can be found at

For more information, please contact:

Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.

c/o Mr Basil M Karatzas

One World Financial Center, 23rd Floor

200 Liberty Street

New York, NY 10281

+1 212 380 3700

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