CONSULTANT SHIP SCIENTIST & LLOYDS POSTGRADUATE MARINE SURVEYOR
MARINE FORENSIC ENGINEER - HISTORIC CRAFT - MARINE INSURANCE SURVEYOR
EAST SUSSEX MARINE CONSULTANTS
East Sussex Marine Consultants is a Professional Marine Consultancy and survey Practice, Lloyds professionally indemnified worldwide coverage.
The practice specialises in Marine Forensic Engineering and Insurance Surveying, the Principal of the consultancy is MSc degree qualified in marine surveying and currently completing a second MSc degree in Engineering for Marine Professionals through Plymouth University and the MLA College IMarEST. Chartered as a Scientist registered with the IMarEST and the Science Council, specialising in Ship Sciences and Surveying.
We are the local insurance surveyors for Eastbourne, Brighton, Newhaven, Shoreham and Rye.
Kevin A Gorringe BSc (Hons) MSc marine surveying CSci CMarSci MIMarEST MNI.
MARINE INSURANCE SURVEYOR
Marine insurance companies evaluate the risk of a particular vessel policy based on several factors; the physical condition of the boat is an important consideration. The survey report is usually their main method for evaluating the condition of the boat, and they invariably require the listed “recommendations” to be addressed as a condition before issuing or renewal of a policy. It is important that the engaged surveyor the Surveys are completed to this standard, for the condition inspection of the vessel, clearly states in the survey report the level of importance attached to each defect. Recommendations could be labelled for example A, B or C:
A: Priority – as it affects the vessel’s safety
B: To be rectified within a given time frame
A boat owner should not however, assume that they can pick and choose which recommendations they will rectify believing that the insurance provider will be unlikely to learn of any oversight. Marine insurance policies are generally controlled by the doctrine of “uberrimae fidei”, requiring the policy holder to to deal in “utmost good faith”.
This doctrine requires the vessel’s owner to disclose any information that may be related in any way to the coverage that is being considered, and to deal with the insurance company in good faith. Failure to do so, may lead to denial of an insurance claim, even if the oversight had nothing whatsoever to do with the loss.
MARINE FORENSIC ENGINEERING
Forensic engineering is primarily concerned with the link between engineering and the cause of failure, particularly for insurers, the purpose of an investigation will usually be to discover the cause of failure in a particular material, component, product or structure, and determine whether this failure was accidental or intentional.
Whilst accidental failures may be the result of a natural cause, such as corrosion or fatigue, they may also include accidents.
Engineering disasters, such will often be subject to such an investigation. However certain failures could prove criminal intent, whether maliciously or through negligence, and will often result in court proceedings. The forensic engineer will conduct an investigation involving various inspections of the faulty structure or item, the collection of evidence and data, and performance of various experiments.
The engineer’s report at the end of the investigation will often include information on the problem and its cause, documentation evidence (photographs, engineering drawings, testing records, quality control records, etc), potential solutions and suggestions for improvement, and evidence to support the entire report.
It may be necessary for the engineer to present any findings in court, particularly in matters of litigation.
HISTORIC & TRADITIONAL CRAFT
The consultancy is professionally indemnified for historic craft research, survey and assessment, registered consultant with the UK Historic Ship Register, support includes:
- Insurance Surveys
- Historic Relevance Reports
- Historic Research
- Engineering Consultancy
- Scientific Testing
- Risk Assessment
- Accident Reports
- Museum Craft Support
Marine consultancy for yachts, small craft, historic and traditional craft.
Vessel safety and testing.
Marine safety engineering
Marine forensic engineering.
Materials testing and research
Kevin is a IMarEST Special Interest Group Member of the Small Ships Group and the Naval Engineering Group, a Member of the Nautical Institute including the marine incident reporting and safety scheme. Postgraduate qualified in marine engineering and surveying.
Vessel safety and stability
Vessel surveying and testing
EAST SUSSEX MARINE
East Sussex Marine Consultants, Professional Marine Consultancy and survey Practice, Lloyds professionally indemnified Consultancy. The Consultancy specialises in Marine Forensic Engineering, Historic Craft and Insurance Surveying, MSc degree qualified marine surveyor, currently completing a second MSc degree in Engineering for Marine Professionals with Plymouth University, Chartered as a Scientist registered with the IMarEST and the Science Council.
In addition, as a marine surveyor and marine engineer, Kevin is also highly qualified in safety, a professional scientist who is involved in research, currently researching Keel failure, supported by the PBO Magazine and the OGA.
Kevin A Gorringe BSc(Hons) MSc marine surveying CSci CMarSci MIMarEST MNI
CHARTERED SCIENTIST - CHARTERED MARINE SCIENTIST - MARINE SURVEYOR
MARINE ENGINEERING RESEARCH
Kevin is currently undertaking research at the University of Plymouth and the Marine Learning Alliance ( IMarEST ) - Keel failure of fixed, drop and canter yachts, an engineering solutions, the research is being supported and promoted by the Practical Boat Owners Magazine and the Old Gaffers Association and we really would like as much feedback as possible from all yacht owners.
28 lives have been lost due to keel failure, surveyors are being prosecuted regularly for failure to identify early signs of failure, failure is also being found in newly commissioned yachts, issues such as keel bolts, corrosion, damage through to inadequate building standards are being identified as primary reasons.