Our Mariners are regularly instructed by P&I Clubs, Shipowners, Charterers, Underwriters, Governmental departments and Lawyers to advise on a range of incidents including collisions and groundings, salvage and wreck removals, dock damages, piracy disputes, speed and consumption disputes, stowage and securing arrangements for project and general cargoes (including timber) and also casualty project management.
Brookes Bell’s Marine Engineers investigate a wide range of incidents including hull and machinery surveys, specialist crane investigations, forensic engineering investigations, technical management and routinely provide expert witness evidence in court and arbitration proceedings.
Scientific & Cargo Expertise
Scientists at Brookes Bell provide unrivalled technical knowledge relating to the transportation of all types of commodities carried at sea. We have decades of experience of applying our scientific and technical knowledge in difficult or unusual situations and with our understanding of shipping and access to the other expertise within Brookes Bell, we can offer unparalleled flexibility.
Brookes Bell’s experienced Naval Architects provide a wide range of Naval Architecture Services to marine and offshore clients. With backgrounds in ship design, class and regulatory compliance, shipbuilding and in-service support, we can fulfil the specific and diverse needs of our clients.
Brookes Bell have developed a unique set of software products to support operators, shipyards and ship designers to efficiently manage the requirements for ship regulations during design and operation. Our products have been in use in industry since 2002 and have a proven track record in regulatory alignment for the maritime industry.
Fire Response & Investigation
Our fire experts have many years of experience of successfully responding to complex fires in both the civil and criminal sectors and can react rapidly to events across the globe.
Metallurgy, Inspection & NDT
Brookes Bell offer professional expertise and experience in investigation of quality issues, defects and failure relating to all types of metallic components.
Ports & Terminals
Brookes Bell investigate, survey, troubleshoot and advise on a range of disciplines on land and in marine environments. A Port Survey Consultant will be at the forefront of marine civil engineering claims associated with Fixed Object Damage (FOD) and can be on-hand to support claims anywhere in the world, when and where they are needed.
Fuel & Liquid Cargo Services
Brookes Bell’s fuel chemistry specialists advise on fuel specification issues and provide interpretation of laboratory test and investigative analysis data. In cases of dispute, our chemists offer advice on sampling and testing, and will formulate and arrange detailed analysis programmes designed to assess compliance with routine ISO 8217 Table 2 test requirements, investigate the presence of adulterants and explore causal damage mechanisms.