What We Investigate

We provide fire origin & cause investigations for a variety of marine vehicles, equipment and machinery. Marine fire investigations can be extremely complicated due to the nature of marine equipment. Industrial marine equipment may be under regular and repeat use, while recreational marine equipment may be used sporadically. Each condition creates its own set of challenges for evaluating the cause of a failure or fire. Fires can occur to marine equipment for a multitude of reasons, and getting to the bottom of it requires an expert that is familiar with the use and operation.

Marine equipment that we can evaluate:

  • Fishing Boat
  • Commercial Boat
  • Cargo Ship
  • Personal Watercraft (Jet-ski)
  • Houseboat
  • Catamaran
  • Police Watercraft
Marine Fire Origin & Cause

Marine fires are complicated by varied materials, fuels, electrical and hydraulic systems. Seawater-based vessels and equipment can have complicated maintenance requirements which require a lot of specialty work. All these factors require an expert that is aware of not only the functions of the vessel or equipment, but also the operational environment and maintenance requirements. We have the experience on a wide variety of marine equipment to solve the problem of what has failed and why. Over more than 25 years evaluating everything from boats to industrial fires, we have the experience needed to provide conclusive results when you need to know what has happened.

Depending on the scope of work, we can:

  • Investigate the marine fire and find the origin and cause
  • Retain the equipment or affected parts and components
  • Conduct a destructive examination to pin-point the specific root cause
  • Provide litigation support

Reports as quickly as you need them:

  • Quick short-form verbal report
  • Written report with documentation
  • Comprehensive full report
We find you the facts to help move your investigation, litigation, or claim forward.
Detailed Marine Fire Investigations

Our evaluations are thorough, containing photos and diagrams detailing origin and cause of the fire. We provide you a report that is both easy to read, yet sufficiently technical to provide clarity. Engineering Specialists, Inc. knows how to quickly get to your affected marine equipment and find you the facts you need surrounding the fire incident to determine how to proceed.

Reports as quickly as you need them:

  • Quick short-form verbal report
  • Written report with documentation
  • Comprehensive
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