Marine vessels, commercial fishing boats, tankers, cargo ships and pleasure craft can encounter loss in a number of ways including fires on the water or while docked, collisions and sinking. Our methodical approach to investigating marine incidents and fires provides insurance adjusters, industry professionals, attorneys and marine underwriters with a reliable solution for investigative needs.
Our engineers are professionally certified mechanical engineers and are NAFI-certified fire and explosion investigators (CFEI). Our engineering team is experienced in marine losses, and can conduct origin and cause investigations for shipboard, cargo and refueling-related fires and conduct investigations of other vessel accidents. In addition to utilizing traditional fire investigation techniques, our investigators and engineers are qualified to analyze the complex electric, chemical and mechanical components used in today’s vessels. Our engineers are often called on to determine the scope of damage and repairability following a marine loss.
Our engineers, frequently called to serve as expert witnesses, are known for their ability to accurately and concisely explain losses or injuries and communicate in an easy to understand manner whether speaking to insurance adjusters, attorneys or juries.