I have been a surveyor for 35 years I learned my trade
in a large shop of 60 surveyors world wide. I am a member
of NAMS which is international.
I am certified in yachts but there is no money in it and there will always be the languages problem.
fortunately for me I have a lot of exposure in international freight, cargo claims of goods coming in containers coming off the ships that get damaged en route
and they have cargo insurance
that requires a surveyor to help present the claim
All documents dealing with this world wide are in English
and most ships officers understand English
while they may not speak it. I also have a great deal of experience in large hulls and high speed ferries. through the years I have made contacts world wide and work pretty frequently for a lot of American based companies in marine
insurance and claims. I also do on hire surveys of commercial
hulls, that is to say I do charter
I CAN and DO work world wide and because I am diverse I can work anywhere in the world. pick up work for cargo, international freight Both by sea and by air is easy to get as these surveyors are very busy often running several jobs simultaneously through out a single
day. you can get paid in cash just to help them out if you know what you are doing
so I would suggest you get a little more diversification and insurance company contacts. you will starve to death if you think you can work your way around the world doing yachts