Marine Forensic Services

July 18, 2023

Marine Forensic Services


From the time cargo is loaded until it reaches its destination, both the cargo and the vessel carrying it are subjected to the dangers of the sea and human error. Rimkus experts specialize in evaluating a wide array of maritime accidents involving allisions, collisions, sinkings, groundings, fires, equipment failures, injury accidents, and cargo damage.

We conduct on-site inspections, collect vital evidence, and perform detailed evaluations to determine the cause of loss. Our marine forensic experience includes a broad spectrum of vessel types from large cruise ships to small fiberglass recreational vessels. Rimkus consultants have experience investigating damage to the vessels and their systems, as well as damage to cargo, ports, harbors, marinas, piers, and docks. Our experts are often called upon to provide repair recommendations and evaluate the associated costs.

Supported by our diverse team of experts around the world, Rimkus Marine experts offer a comprehensive suite of services to help clients understand complex maritime matters.



Our Marine Forensic Investigations and Services Include:

  • Accident Investigations
  • Cargo Damage
  • Composite (Fiberglass) Structure Analysis
  • Design and Manufacturing Defect Analysis
  • Engineering and Design Standard of Care Reviews
  • Fire and Explosions
  • Human Factors Assessments
  • Industry Standards and Class Compliance Reviews
  • Marine Construction and Repair Assessments
  • Marine Facilities Damage
  • Mediation and Arbitration Assistance
  • Onboard and Pierside Premises Liability Evaluations
  • Slip-and-Fall Injury Biomechanics
  • Salvage Claims
  • Stability and Capsizing Analysis

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