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Dennis de Bruin

Managing Director / Marine Consultant

Dennis de Bruin

Managing Director / Marine Consultant

+31 (0) 10 479 0311
+31 6 46 171 256

Dennis de Bruin is Managing Director of BMT's Surveys division with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Singapore and Switserland.

Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nautical Studies and Marine Engineering and is a certified first maritime officer. He has seven years of seagoing experience on board chemical tankers and general cargo vessels.

Dennis joined BMT in 2004 and has since then specialised in investigating claims and casualties in the oil, chemical and liquid gas market. With over 20 years in the tanker and liquid cargo industry he has significant experience investigating off-spec cargo and contamination issues on chemical and oil products, shortage claims and terminal operations. He also investigated some major explosion and cargo tank overpressure incidents. Apart from his work in tanker matters, he also built up a significant track record in investigating other types of marine incidents, including container losses for which he coordinated the investigation in large scale incidents in cooperation with insurance companies, law firms, salvage companies and local governments.

Dennis has produced various expert reports and acted as an expert witness on several litigation matters before London Arbitration and Dutch Court and arbitration. He is invited as a speaker at international conferences regularly.


Mariner, Marine Engineer

Surveyor since

2004; since 2014 Marine Director, since 2020 Managing Director

  • Tanker, Liquid & Gas
  • Tanker and liquid cargo claims, contamination issues and shortages
  • Fire and explosions on board tankers
  • Cargo reconditioning
  • Pressure damage to cargo tanks
  • Testing, sampling and analysing
  • Vetting inspections of tankers and terminals
  • Expert advice on loss prevention in the oil and gas sector
  • Lashing and securing
  • Container collapse
  • Stability and navigation issues
  • Expert Witness

“Chemical ally” – paints and coatings - (Naval Architect 2011)
“Making amends” – coatings (Naval Architect 2011)
“Contamination claim in West Africa resolved” (Tanker Operator 2015)
“On board blending” – (various S2S, propeller club Geneva 2015)




Dutch, English

+31 (0) 10 479 0311
+31 6 46 171 256