Marine Lines

Our Technical Experts investigate International Marine claims and disputes on behalf of Insurance Companies, Loss Adjusters, Lawyers, Port Owners and Operators, Ship Owners, P&I Clubs, and other members of the marine construction and engineering communities.

As elected committee members and technical advisors in the marine environment, our engineers are experienced in conflict resolutions as well as assurance of IMO, ISO, IMSBC Code and SOLAS compliance. We establish the nature and extent of damage to Ports and Terminals, Bulk Cargoes, Project Cargo, including Offshore Construction Operations. Our technical experts often work in collaboration with our Project Monitoring and Quantum experts to ensure consistent supervision of the time and costs required for repair/reinstatement.

We advise our clients on the following issues: 

  • Provision of expert witness advice for complex shipping casualties, including project cargo for power generation projects
  • Undertake the Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Supervision of laboratory analysis and interpretation of cargo test results
  • Technical review of maritime operational procedures such as Site Specific Assessments, windfarm installations for WTGs, foundations and cables, as well as other ancillary equipment operations
  • Assistance with scope definition and feasibility studies for port and/or facilities repairs
  • Cost benefit analysis on reinstatement/repair methodology/sequencing, including the management of the tender and procurement proces
  • Cost validation for progress payments of major works
  • Preparation of accurate estimates that can serve the basis of reserve considerations, factual analysis to assist in liability determination, contribution, etc.

IMO = International Maritime Organization

ISO = International Organization for Standardization

IMSBC = International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargo Code

SOLAS = Safety Of Life At Sea Code

Projects

CCi have worked on hundreds of projects worldwide. With specialist teams in time, cost and technical, and a broad range of industry experience, we bring clarity to the most complex of situations.

MOPUstor Platform

Location: Norway

Defects identified during the grouting of the platform’s jack-up system were claimed to be the reason behind termination of the project’s construction contract. Appointed as the delay expert in litigation proceedings in the High Court, CCi’s analysis ultimately determined that an under estimation of the offshore installation scope would have resulted in a significant delay to the project in any event and contributed to the successful settlement of the claim prior to the hearing.

FPSO

Location: Latin America

Two FPSO’s were constructed at yards in Central America and fitted out in ports in Latin America. The Projects overran in both time and cost, resulting in claims exceeding US$1bn. Detailed quantum investigations were undertaken, tens of thousands of cost files in multiple languages were analysed, and a final figure presented for Arbitration. Then at a New York venue, expert evidence was given and was well received by a panel of three international arbitrators.

Offshore Platform

Location: UNKNOWN

TBC