Personal Injury Incidents

One of the most traumatic incidents on board ships are those involving personal injury or death of a crew member or anyone else visiting the vessel. BMT undertakes investigations in order to find out cause and provide advice to avoid re-occurrence.

Work on board generally involves heavy loads, hazardous atmospheres, slippery surfaces and working at heights. The risk of a personal incident is therefore high and consequences may be significant. Apart from that, claims against the shipowner can be significant and require in-depth investigation into the facts and circumstances leading up to the incident.

Our services in this area include:                                               

  • Re-construction of the incident
  • Gathering evidence
  • Taking statements from crew
  • Review of Health and Safety procedures
  • Advice on incident prevention
  • Human factors engineering
  • (Laboratory) testing and analyses
  • Simulation and animation