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Marine Investigations

Certified fire investigators, naval architects, electrical engineers, structural engineers, and mechanical engineers who are strategically positioned for rapid response should the need arise.

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Our forensic marine division is comprised of a specialized team of experts who are court qualified and certified within their respective disciplines. This group consists of certified fire investigators, naval architects, electrical engineers, structural engineers, and mechanical engineers who are strategically positioned for rapid response should the need arise.

Our team has expertise in recreational watercraft, yachts, cruise ships, commercial shipping, marina fires, port cargo handling, and waterfront structural issues. The division also has experience working with admiralty attorneys, marine surveyors, heavy equipment operators and other experts on large, joint-scene examinations.

The fire origin and cause experts within the forensic marine division are seasoned and experienced senior fire investigators. They will conduct a thorough origin and cause investigation into the subject fire loss. The fire scene will be documented, interviews will be conducted, and evidence will be collected and preserved whenever necessary.

The marine engineering team performs investigations into vessel collisions and allisions, marine cargo damage, crew and passenger injuries aboard vessels, and provides engineering assistance with fire investigations. They are also able to assist with scenarios that may involve:

  • Subrogation
  • Fire suppression
  • Product defect (liability) and design issues
  • Offshore platforms
  • Code compliance
  • Preserving evidence

 

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