We provide expert Port and Berth Safety opinion reports and have been called to give evidence in a wide variety of legal forums. Shipping & Insurance cases usually heard in civil courts around the world.
Unfortunately with the increasing rate of injury and criminalisation of seafarers and stevedores, increasingly we can be called upon to give evidence in criminal cases, formal inquiries and professional conduct hearings.
CHANNELS AND HARBOUR SAFETY
Most, if not all, navigable rivers, channels, ports, harbours and berths are subject to danger from, for example, tides, currents, swells, banks, bars or revetments, traffic density and changes in depths.
Dangers are frequently minimised by lights, buoys, signals, warnings and other aids to navigation and can normally be met and overcome by proper navigation and the handling of a vessel in accordance with good seamanship.
TYPES OF PORT MARINE SAFETY RISKS.
The reputation of a Port is largely dependent on its safety record and efficiency. Any damage to a port’s safety record may impact on its reputation and by extension, its trade.
Typical our cases can involve any type of marine claim, whether it is a collision, contact with a fixed object, machinery failure, speed & performance claim, fire, salvage, sinking, and cargo damage. Email us here.