Farewell to the naval survey gentleman
Founder and former president of Engineers and Ships Averages Experts Association AIPAM Eng. Massimo Canepa passed away at the age of 79
He had made his last public appearance on the golf course of Villa Carolina (Alessandria) during the 24th edition of “The Shipping Golf Tournament”, which he himself had devised a quarter of a century ago. In fact, its first edition was held in 1995 in Garlenda (Savona), and he organized it with his friend and peer lawyer Francesco Siccardi, who was a co-organizer of the event until one of the last editions, before being replaced by the young lawyers of the law firm Siccardi Bregante & Co.
Unfortunately, however, 79 years old Eng. Massimo Canepa recently passed away in Milan, lamented by his wife Raffaella, by his sons Raffaele and Tommaso, and by his sister Mariagrazia and his brother Giorgio (who is a shipping broker).
Being a proper gentleman with a peculiar British aplomb and sense of humour, during his career Canepa was a very esteemed professional who (in 1970) established Studio Navale Canepa Srl, a technical multidisciplinary company consisting of qualified H&M Surveyors, Mechanical Engineers and Naval Architects providing expert consultancy to insurance companies in the marine class, to P&I Clubs, law firms, average adjusters and shipping companies.
He was also a member of many Italian and international organizations: FEMAS Federation of European Maritime Associations of Surveyors and Consultants; IUMI International Union of Marine Insurance; Order of Engineers of the Province of Genoa; AIPAM Engineers and Ships Averages Experts Association; IMCC International Marine Claim Conference; RINA Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
In fact, being a very experienced expert and specialised surveyor – a sort of “Italian foreign ambassador” – he had been appointed as a member of the IUMI Loss Prevention Committee, after having been an IPP IUMI Professional Partner, as well as a member of the IMCC Steering Committee.
In Italy, he was president of the Engineers and Ships Averages Experts Association AIPAM.