East Sussex Marine Consultants - Scientific & Engineering


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  • Marine Insurance Surveyor
  • Historic & Traditional Craft
  • Engineering Testing
  • Marine Condition Surveys

Specialist In

Marine Safety Engineering
Marine Forensic Engineering
Insurance & Damage Surveys
Fire & Accident Investigation
  • Fire, Failure & Accident Investigation
  • Marine Damage Surveys
  • Marine Forensic & Safety Engineering
  • Safety Research & Consultancy

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 the 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.

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