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East Sussex Independent Professional Ship Scientist


East Sussex based Marine Professional, Chartered Scientist, ship science specialist registered with the Science Council and the IMarEST Professional register. MSc degree qualified in Marine Surveying and currently completing a second MSc in Marine Engineering, specialising in Marine Forensic Engineering and Accident Investigation.


I provide scientific, technical, engineering consultancy and research for the marine industry ( Marine Forensic Engineering and Surveying Postgraduate Specialist ), Marine Insurers and Owners. Shipping, Yacht, Small Craft and Historic Craft, Lloyds Professional Indemnity for International Consultancy, excluding USA and Canada.


I specialise in safety, providing general and technical safety support, fire with Chartered Safety Practitioner status, a Member of the Association of British Science Writers. Former safety specialist for DSTL Defence Research in naval systems and energetics.

Kevin A Gorringe BSc(Hons) MSc PGCert DipNEBOSH CSci CMarSci CMIOSH GIFireE MIScT MIMarEST MNI

The principal of East Sussex Marine Consultants

Marine Forensic Engineer
Marine Surveyor

Postgraduate Marine Engineer & Surveyor

MSc degree qualified in marine surveying and currently completing a second MSc in marine engineering, forensic engineering, initially qualifying in shipping and then yachts with small craft.

Marine Engineer
Historic Craft

Marine Engineer

Postgraduate marine engineer, trained in ship engineering, naval architecture, yacht and small craft engineering. Registered Consultant with the UK Historic Ship Register, providing support for historic and traditional craft.

Safety Consultant & Risk Assessor
Fire & DSEAR Risk

Chartered Safety Practitioner

degree qualified in safety, along with specialist fire and explosives qualifications, extensive experience includes, risk assessing, chemical safety, fire risk, firefighting and engineering safety.

Accident Investigation

Industry & Marine

Industrial & Marine Accident Investigator

Having undertaken extensive research into small craft accidents and currently keel failure in leisure yachts. A competent industrial accident investigator and former NEBOSH tutor in safety.

Science Writer


Full Journalist Member ABSW

Science writer and Member of the Association of British Science Writers with full journalist status, an expert researcher. Specialist areas of expertise: ship science, marine forensic engineering, safety, accident analysis and marine sciences.

Middlesex University & Lloyds

Master's Degree

Marine Surveying

Ship science, specialising in marine surveying and engineering, researching small craft accidents. 

Plymouth University & IMarEST MLA

Master's Degree

Engineering For Marine Professionals

Currently completing a second MSc in marine engineering and specialising in marine forensic engineering, researching the failure of keels in yachts

Greenwich University

BSc(Hons) Degree

Safety & Environment

Graduate degree in Safety and environment, research was a dynamic risk assessment of explosives and firefighting operations.

Chartered Marine Scientist

Chartered Marine Scientists are professional scientists, who harness, exploit, manage, use or apply marine science in the pursuit of knowledge, understanding of the marine environment, wealth creation and/or the provision of services in the marine sector.

( Source: IMarEST )

Chartered Scientist

Chartered Scientists represent the best professional scientists working in the UK and abroad. They demonstrate effective leadership, using their specialist knowledge and broader scientific understanding to develop and improve the application of science and technology by scoping, planning and managing multifaceted projects.​Chartership as a scientist reflects the wide variety of sciences and their practice, recognising high levels of skill and experience, independent of discipline.

( Source Science Council )