6 June 2018
BMT is pleased to announce the acquisition of OBEG Fire Investigators on 1 June 2018.
OBEG is the Netherlands’ most recognised fire investigation group, founded and built by Erik Overtoom who has over 25 years’ experience in forensic fire investigation of public property, industrial and marine fires. Erik is also head of the Dutch chapter of the US’ most prestigious IAAI (International Association of Arson Investigators), and head lecturer at the Dutch Fire Academy. OBEG is often called as an expert witness in criminal and civil courts.
Yrjo Migchelsen, BMT’s head of fire investigation, comments: “Having Erik and his team of consultants joining BMT has been a great desire ever since we started working with them. This is a very special day for BMT, and an important step towards expanding our marine business nationally and internationally, as well as in fire investigation in private property and industry.”
OBEG started trading in 2011 and has experienced significant growth thanks to increasing customer demand within the domestic and international insurance market, as well as the legal sector, including courts, and property owners. Following the acquisition by BMT, OBEG will continue to trade under its own name for a period of two years and offer its customers the usual high-quality service; Overtoom will remain the focal point of his loyal customers in the Netherlands.
Erik Overtoom comments: “The success of my business over the past years has been beyond all expectations, and I am extremely grateful for the support I have received, both from my customers and from the people at BMT. Merging OBEG with BMT will not only significantly boost our capacity in handling the ever-increasing number of assignments OBEG is granted, but also, and most importantly, it will add capability through BMT’s almost unlimited resource of technological know-how.”
6 January 2021
We are pleased to announce that Maritime UK has confirmed the appointment of Sarah Kenny OBE as its new Chair, effective this month.
11 November 2020
BMT pauses to remember at their offices around the world. To mark the date, here are some reflections from a few of our UK employees who served in the Armed Forces.
5 November 2020
In these challenging times, we understand the difficulties faced when needing to audit and inspect your vessels. The current international travel restrictions for Covid-19 probably makes it difficult, if not impossible, for your superintendents to perform the necessary ship visits. BMT offers tailormade solutions to assist you in dealing with these challenges.
30 October 2020
We have reached an important milestone with MATE. As of today, our cloud-based tool called MATE has been used for more than 2,000 surveys. MATE captures and tracks any and all aspects of a vessel’s condition, following a pre-defined and often tailor made inspection format, and can visualise its development over time.