The association’s professionals shall:

  • Support the legal interests of their clients, provide to them technical advice and oppose to actions which may cause financial losses.
  • Be willing to collaborate with other members of the association if it is considered essential for the most efficient and cost effective serving of their clients’ needs. If for any reason they cannot effectively undertake a work assigned to them, they shall recommend another member of the association.
  • Advertise only in a dignified manner, being careful to avoid misleading statements.
  • Regard as confidential any information obtained by them as to the business affairs and technical methods or processes of a client or employer.
  • Refrain from undertaking a work order if by any way they are aware that another member of the association is involved with that particular project.
  • Receive compensation from one (1) source only except if the parties involved decide otherwise.
  • Advise a prospective client prior to undertaking a work order, in the event that their interests are contradictory.
  • Not disparage other members of the association
  • Be fully objective and ensure that their advice is exclusively based on scientific knowledge.
  • Respect the clients of other members of the association and shall not seek to get a work order from another member’s client.
  • Promote the professional image of the Association.
  • Not have as a main occupation or hold the representation by salary or commission of any shipbuilding house, engine manufacture house, equipment or other professional occupation that might cause doubt for their objectiveness and that their advice is solely based strictly on scientific knowledge.
  • Inform the Association for any change of their professional data as an independent technical consultant — expert witness, the professional address and every other relevant information which may alter the essence of their original membership in the Association.