Specialist Services

Marine Fuels • Collision Investigation • Container Technology • Cranes, Engines and Machinery • Fire Investigation • IMDG • Heavy Lift and Project Cargo • Inland Navigation • Renewables & Offshore • Tanker, Liquid & Gas • Vessel Performance • Salvage Consultancy • Yacht Surveys

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Our Surveyors


+31 (0)20 610 7260


+32 (0) 3664 0279


+41 22731 0892


+31 (0) 596 7450 02


+44 (0) 207 101 2114


+61 438 544 859


+31 (0) 10 479 0311

Please read more about each of our specialist services below (in alphabetical order).

Once the respective topic has been selected, we will connect you directly to our expert in the field.

Specialist Services

Bunker Fuels & Marine Fuels

From fuel testing to acting as expert witness or arbitrator, we provide specialist independent advice for claims and disputes related to the quality of marine fuels.

Collision Investigation (BMT REMBRANDT)

We use BMT REMBRANDT to simulate and reconstruct collision incidents and support expert reporting. 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.

Container Technology & Container Transport

Our track record in forensic investigation and the provision of independent advice for loss-prevention and claim / litigation procedures in container collapse cases is outstanding.

Cranes, Engines and Machinery

We bring our engineering experience to a wide range of non-marine technical machinery and rolling stock and similar land-based equipment.

Fire Investigation

We are independent forensic investigators conducting fire- and explosion-investigations in, amongst others, buildings, vehicles, ships, business and industrial complexes.

Hazardous Cargo (IMDG)

We have the in-house expertise from world leading experts in this field, holding the Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor certificate to provide advice and attendance on site on short notice.

Heavy Lift and Project Cargo

Our specialists understand the specific challenges of heavy lift shipping, often involving the sea transportation of extremely heavy, voluminous and valuable loads, requiring special care and preparation.

Inland Navigation

We have been serving the inland navigation market for more than 100 years, building up extensive knowledge of this industry and all relevant vessel types.

Renewables & Offshore

Our eCMID accredited specialists deliver expert surveys on all vessel types in the Renewables & Offshore industry.

Tanker, Liquid and Gas

Our tanker experts have extensive practical experience on board seagoing vessels and at storage terminals which they use to investigate claims for the international oil, gas and chemicals industry.

Vessel Performance

With BMT SMART and BMT MATE© we have two powerful solutions in-house that help to manage vessel performance and mitigate risk.

Wreck Removal & Salvage Consultancy

Our dedicated team includes experienced salvage masters from the Dutch salvage industry with Lloyds SCR (Special Casualty Representative) accreditation.

Yacht Surveys

Our experience stretches from small leisure craft surveys to our leading superyacht naval architecture and engineering business.


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