Maritime Liability

Our extensive depth provides our clients with the benefit of a single source of specialized experts.
National Forensic Consultants provides multi-disciplinary experts to assist litigators and others in need of consulting services related to maritime liability issues, from the loss of cargo and ships to bodily injury, property damage, and more.

Our experienced team of maritime experts works closely with a wide range of clients, including ship owners and operators, charterers, marine contractors, port authorities, terminal operators, marina owners, and owners of super yachts. They can give guidance on a wide variety of matters, such as:

  • Charterers liability
  • Marine general liability
  • Admiralty and maritime
  • Port Authority/terminal operators’ property
  • U.S. longshoreman and harbor workers
  • Marine employers’ liability
  • Marine safety / expert witness for boating and maritime accidents
  • Experience in boat/shipboard operation
  • Investigation of losses that fall within the U.S. longshoreman and harbor workers act
  • Marina and dock activities
  • Vessel boardings
  • Rules of the road
  • Personal watercraft operations
  • Commercial vessel operations
  • Search and rescue operations
  • Accidents involving towboat, barges, bridges, and ocean-going vessels
  • Seamanship
  • Jones Act
  • Product liability
  • Enforcement of laws and treaties of the United States

In addition, we have experienced mechanical experts that provide forensic analysis on a wide variety of matters, such as:

  • Liquid petroleum (crude products) and gas (LNG, LPG) cargo handling
  • Storage facilities and offshore petroleum terminals
  • Single-point mooring (SPM)
  • Multi-buoy mooring (MBM/CBM)
  • Offshore cargo transfer systems (FPSO)
  • Oil and gas pipelines, manifolds, pigging, and PLEMs (land/submarine)
  • Military marine terminals and home-porting facilities
  • Steam plants and steam distribution
  • Gas, diesel, and heavy fuel oil storage and distribution
  • Marine terminal firefighting facilities
  • Marine terminal spill prevention and control
  • Marine terminal vapor recovery
  • Prime movers for oil and gas
  • Pipe flow and hydraulic analysis
  • Pipe stress analysis
  • Piping and pipe support design
  • Pipeline on-bottom stability
  • Pigging and rotating equipment (pumps, compressors, and gas turbines)
  • Boilers and heat exchangers
  • Spill containment
  • Hazard analysis and risk assessment (HAZOP)
  • Vibration analysis and machinery diagnostics
  • Pipeline integrity and FFS assessment

NFC’s forensic experts are skilled at providing litigation support as expert witnesses and consulting experts. We can assist with the case in litigation through trial or alternate dispute resolution. Our experts have testified in both state and federal courts.

Please contact us to discuss your case and see how National Forensic Consultants can assist you.

NFC's Experts are skilled in diverse disciplines, making us a "one stop shop" for our clients' investigative needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you by providing credible forensic engineering and technical expertise.

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