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Forensics & Expert Witness Services

Horizon consists of a technically diverse team of marine engineers and naval architects with the training and experience in all manners of equipment failures and accidents.  We can provide forensic analysis of equipment and material failures, as well as professional opinions on procedural disputes. Call us at 1-954-727-3570 for more information. 

Hull and Machinery Damage & Failure Modes

Construction Standards & Methods

Maintenance & Repair Issues

Class & Statutory Compliance Implementation

Forensic and Expert Witness Services

Hull and Machinery Damage & Failure Modes

When ship equipment is damaged or otherwise fails, it is often possible to determine the cause through careful analysis using sophisticated instruments, coupled with a thorough understanding of the functional requirements of the equipment.  At Horizon we have marine engineers and naval architects from many disciplines who can work collaboratively to determine potentially obscure failure modes.

Construction Standards & Methods

Many vessels fail in service, not from bad materials or design, but due to poor construction practices.  The Horizon team or marine engineers has seen many vessels constructed – some were done well and some were done poorly. We can provide expert opinions on construction quality.

Maintenance & Repair Issues

Poorly maintained equipment is likely to fail sooner than well maintained equipment, of course.  The real question is, how much sooner?  Then you may find yourself asking, was this failure due to poor maintenance or repair, or some other cause?  These are not often easy questions to answer.  Horizon can perform sophisticated analyses and statistical tests to evaluate the effectiveness of the maintenance history of shipboard equipment to help refine maintenance and repair programs, or in support of legal action.

Class & Statutory Compliance Implementation

Compliance with Class rules and various statutes is stock-in-trade for naval architects and marine engineers, as the rules and requirements directly impact marine engineering design decisions.  Here at Horizon Naval Architects, we are well versed in the rules of the various classes, and the subtle differences between them. Horizon Naval Architects always designs to the rules, and we can provide analysis and documentation to support our ship design decisions or those of others.

Additional Services We Provide

Ship Design

Ship Design

Do you have a specific type of marine vessel in mind? Maybe you want to design a ship that is unique and can play a role no other vessel fits. Come in and speak with our team of naval architects about ship design, and let us create the ideal vessel for your needs.

Refit & Repair

Refit & Repair

Whether you want to cut a yacht in half and extend it, or want to simply update an old fishing vessel, the marine engineers here at Horizon can help. Reach out to us and explain your needs. Then, we can tell you how we can make your project come to life.

Surveys & Regulatory Compliance

Surveys & Regulatory Compliance

Ship safety compliance is an ongoing issue. The regulations are put in place to ensure that ships are safe for both the people on board the vessel as well as the water the ship sails in. Contact Horizon Naval Architects today for help with surveys and compliance issues.

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