Marine Casualty Investigation

Marine Incidents

BMT’s surveyors have been involved in investigations into many serious and high profile casualties and are able to respond quickly and efficiently in case of any type of marine casualty,worldwide, 24 hours a day. We can determine cause and extent, assist in mitigating the loss, collect evidence and provide expert advice to
ship owners, operators and underwriters.

These services are provided by our specialist operating company in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium.

Damage to Cargo

BMT attends more than 2,000 cargo related surveys every year. Each cargo has its own properties and reacts differently to contact with water, moisture, exposure to temperature, sunlight or gasses emitted by other cargoes on board the vessel. BMT shares a lot of their cargo expertise free of charge through the online database www.cargohandbook.com.

Damage to cargo occurs on various types of modalities, and the expertise of BMT surveyors is not limited to ocean carriage only, but also includes inland, road, rail and air transport.

These services are provided by our specialist operating company in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium.

Collision Investigations

BMT employs marine specialists with significant experience in collision investigation, either for on-site investigation or post-incident review of collected data and information. BMT’s surveyors are able to attend sites worldwide 24 hours a day, simulate collision incidents for specific vessel types, gather and safeguard evidence, collect crew statements, conduct data analysis and provide salvage and repair assistance services where necessary.

These services are provided by our specialist operating company in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium.

Personal Injury Incidents

One of the most traumatic incidents on board ships are those involving personal injury or death of a crew member or anyone else visiting the vessel. BMT is able to undertake a variety of impartial investigations in order to reduce this trauma.

These investigations also include extensive reviews of local and IMO regulations regarding safety issues and working conditions and the application of and adherence to these regulations.

These services are provided by our specialist operating company in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium.

Pollution and Damage to the Environment

BMT is able to help through cause and extent investigation, data gathering and analysis, environmental assessments and surveys, risk assessment and reduction and permits and licensing.

These services are provided by our specialist operating company in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium.

Fire Investigations

BMT simplifies the chaos left behind by fires and presents clear conclusions to our customers through investigation, reconstruction, fire analysis, disputes and litigation and technical advice on cargo damage and handling.

BMT has been involved in the investigations into the cause of fires on board a wide variety of vessels. In order to further broaden our service in this area, several surveyors of BMT have obtained, or are in the process of obtaining, qualifications for Certified Fire Investigator under IAAI.

These services are provided by our specialist operating company in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium.

Salvage Consultancy

BMT offers specialist advice when assistance is required for different kinds of salvage and wreck removal operations. Our core salvage team includes experienced salvage masters and naval architects. Our surveyors are available worldwide, 24/7 for emergency response on-site, to provide advice on salvage and wreck removal, towage approvals, salvage tenders and to provide expert assistance in dispute and litigation.

These services are provided by our specialist operating company in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium.

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