Brookes Bell’s Master Mariners have direct command experience handling a diverse range of ships including passenger/cruise ships, bulk carriers, Ro-Ro/Ro-Pax ferries, fast ferries, car carriers, LNG carriers, container ships, refrigerated general cargo vessels and tankers.
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.
Working as part of the Brookes Bell multi-disciplinary team alongside our other in-house experts results in our clients benefitting from having a single point of contact and a co-ordinated ‘one-team one voice approach’.
In addition to their routine casualty work, our Master Mariners also have in depth knowledge of the potential failings in Bridge Team Management and navigational practices which can lead to the root cause of major marine casualties. This experience allows us to assist Owners/Managers by undertaking more routine assessments of ongoing onboard operations with relation to stowage and securing and even Navigation Assessments.
Through our extensive experience in marine disputes and litigation, we recognise the importance of Owners and Operators need to demonstrate due diligence in the implementation and monitoring of the Safety Management Systems and loss prevention policies. Our Mariners are able to add support to this process.
Our Master Mariners are qualified Navigation Assessors providing an enviable service offering across our global network. This training assists our mariners in their assessment post incident of Voyage Data Recordings and AIS Data.