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Our Marine and Energy Expertise

Only the nearly limitless beauty and bounty of the marine world could lure us, again and again, to make a place for ourselves nearby. There are a thousand things that go wrong out here, and only a handful of people with the expertise and experience to isolate the ones that have.

At S-E-A, we have nearly 50 years of experience investigating, researching, and reconstructing accidents and failures worldwide, including those that take place where the man-made is often swallowed up or swept away altogether.

With a Captain on deck and a team of experienced and qualified maritime experts, the Marine & Energy group of S-E-A has investigated accidents around the globe. Together, they have revealed the cause of failures involving oil platforms, ship channel navigation miscalculations, and boat on boat collisions, among others. They've also mitigated the risk of potential accidents through in-depth testing, providing both small and well-known commercial entities with the key information they need to make informed decisions.

Examples of S-E-A’s capabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Main engine failure, such as:
    • Loss of seawater coolant
    • Internal fuel line failure
    • Dirty fuel
    • Control failure
    • Improper maintenance 
  • Fire originating from:
    • Galleys
    • Electric wiring
    • Electrical motors or generators
    • Shore power cords
    • Switchboards and transformers
    • Fuel or hydraulic piping failure
  • Foundering/Sinking caused by:
    • Loose pipe fittings
    • Use of low-quality materials
    • Human accidents
    • Corrosion
    • Hull opening failure
  • Design or Manufacturing defects, such as:
    • Non-watertight hatches
    • Poorly assembled products/construction flaws
    • Low freeboard
    • High horsepower outboards on poorly designed transom mounting
    • Wrong alloy
  • Steering Failure caused by:
    • Hydraulic hose failure
    • Helm unit failure
    • Rudder loss or damage
    • Loss of hydraulic fluid
    • System failure
  • Running Gear Failures, such as:
    • Propeller damage
    • Shaft mis-alignment
    • Poorly maintained engine mounts
    • Mis-aligned engine