Santander IMCS Group member


Calle Arrabal, 17, 1º
39003, Santander

Telephone: +34 693 497 102 E-mail:

The IMCS Spain office was set up in 1996 in the port of Santander by Capt. Francis De Lauwer  who moved from Belgium to Spain after having worked for 26 years at sea in all ranks, including 16 years as Master.

The office is suitably located to cover main ports in the Northern part of Spain from Bilbao up to Vigo and provides all sorts of marine survey and consultancy work both for local and international clients. Also other ports in Spain can easily be reached.

In view of the increasing number of appointments in 2011, it was recently decided to expand the office staff in order to incraese flexibility.

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Ward De Prest Manager

Mobile: + 34 693 497 102 E-mail:

Master in Nautical Sciences, practical experience on board of gas tankers, ro-ro and dredging vessels. Experience as marine and cargo surveyor since 2006, of which 5 years at the port of Antwerp.

Specialist fields

Cargo damage investigation and surveys, steel pre-loading surveys, lashing and securing of heavy lifts, draft and bunker surveys.