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.
Ad de Klerk
BMT share their experiences in salvaging a cargo worth several million Euros from the seabed in the Mediterranean.
Dennis de Bruin
Marine Director at BMT Surveys describes what surveyors can do to turn an apparent total loss of high quality fuel into the acceptance of a sound product.
Olivier van der Kruijs
Olivier van der Kruijs describes new processes that will lead to ship condition surveys being conducted more efficiently.
Incidents that occur which may be the cause of casualties involving the breaking and subsequent salvage of inland navigation barges.
Phil Thompson outlines the problem of liquefaction and discusses how better understanding of the problem has led to improved risk mitigation strategies.
Jeroen de Haas
The magnitude of insurance claims within the shipping industry is striking. The complexities involved place increasing pressure on surveyors to employ more sophisticated techniques determine the reasons behind an incident and ascertain liability.