Casualties are obviously unforeseen but still demand an urgent response. Through our global network of specialist surveyors, we are able to provide that response 24/7 as well as supporting you through lengthier investigations and litigation.
We have licenced and created ourselves many software tools which through reconstruction, simulation and calculation bring insight and objectivity to investigations. From reconstructing incidents using our ship manoeuvring software to modelling oil spills, these tools supplement the judgement and experience of our surveyors.
Our experience as the chosen surveyor for many high-profile casualty cases has given an invaluable experience in navigating the complex issues and many parties involved.
We attend over 2,000 cargo-related surveys each year, giving us industry-best insights into the causes and consequences of damage both to cargo and damage caused by cargo.
Our specialist teams are experienced in the complexities of collision investigation, both on-site, on board and in the post-incident review of collected data and information.
Heavy loads, hazardous atmospheres, slippery surfaces and working at height can create a real risk of personal injury on board ships. Our investigation are not just focused on identifying the cause by on providing advice to stop such incidents recurring.
With the increasing rigour of environmental regulations, there is growing pressure on ship operators to prevent these incidents and to be prepared in case of a failure.
Not long ago, an expedition cruise ship grounded off a remote island; no one was hurt, there was no environmental impact and damage was minimal but the potential learning outcomes are huge. BMT’s Nick Dowden investigated and reports.
The potential opportunities and rewards are vast. Let’s change where we need to, let’s collaborate more. We will not just survive, but thrive!
Working at sea can be tough. Many of us will have had the opportunity to experience the cold, the wet, the heat, the constant motions, the cramped spaces and the isolation from home life.
Emma Parkin at ASV Global shares her perspective as a young professional.
Peer van Oosterhout
BMT's Peer van Oosterhout discusses some of the challenges on-board crew may face when changing from one fuel to another and provides guidelines to reduce the risks of possible engine and fuel-equipment damage.
Ad de Klerk
BMT share their experiences in salvaging a cargo worth several million Euros from the seabed in the Mediterranean.