T. Fred Wright, NAMS® CMS, SAMS® AMS®

Carolina/Atlantic Marine Services


July 1998 – Present:

Independent Marine Surveyor and Consultant:

Established Carolina/Atlantic Marine Services, January 2003

Marine Insurance Claims Investigation – ascertaining nature, cause and extent of damages sustained to pleasure yachts and small craft, commercial vessels and cargo, as result of marine casualties.

Condition and Valuation Surveys – of pleasure/commercial craft. Cargo Surveys – Damage claims.

Marine Consulting and Legal Testimony – involving marine casualties and vessel construction.


July 1998 – January 2002:

Senior Claim Specialist, Yacht Claims, Royal and SunAlliance, Charlotte, NC.
Handling of first and third-party claims from assignment through conclusion, directing investigations, conducting field inspections. Consultation for underwriting personnel.


February 1983 – July 1998:

Marine Surveyor/Vice-President, M. B. Ward and Son, Inc., Wilmington, NC.
Claims/loss control representative for fourth generation independent marine surveying firm; Lloyd’s Agents and Correspondents to the American Institute of Marine Underwriters and Institute of London Underwriters.

Condition and Valuation of fiberglass, wood and metal pleasure and commercial craft, Pleasure and commercial vessel damage, cargo damage, hatch and outturn surveys.



August-November 1982:
Industrial Construction, Daniel Construction Company, Kemmerer, WY.

January-August 1981:
Marine Fabrication, Grady-White Boats, Greenville, NC. Fiberglass lamination/mold repair while pursuing undergraduate degree.

May-August 1980-1981:
Plastics Manufacturing, Engineered Plastics, Inc., Gibsonville, NC.
Summer employment, thermoforming various plastic materials.

Summer 1967-1982:
Various farm and industrial labor, leading to eventual management.

Contact Us

Carolina/Atlantic Marine Services
P.O. Box 77053
Charlotte, North Carolina 28271-7000

Office: 704 708-5709
Fax: 704 708-4806
Mobile: 704 953-9486

Email: tfredwright@carolina.rr.com