Atlantik Confidence – Expert Opinion
Investigation into the loss of the bulk carrier ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE following a fire in the engine room, on behalf of cargo underwriters.
Expert opinion on naval architecture aspects for the purposes of UK Admiralty Court proceedings, undertaking detailed analyses, providing expert reports and giving evidence in court.
- Detailed investigation into the flooding of the vessel following the engine room fire and assessing the potential mechanisms for water ingress;
- Working very closely with other technical disciplines (marine engineering, metallurgy, fire forensics) to review and analyse the vessel owner’s case on the cause of the loss;
- Undertook detailed naval architecture analysis of the potential flooding sequences and the correlation with the available evidence.
- Provided detailed expert reports on the naval architecture aspects of the case and giving evidence in the Admiralty Court (UK), which found in favour of cargo underwriters.