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Marine Fires and Explosion Investigation


We have a highly experienced engineer ready to assist with marine fire and explosion incidents.  Fire investigation is one of our core competencies and our investigators are experienced in dealing with a wide variety of incidents, ranging from a small accommodation fire to a major engine room fire to cargo fires and explosions.  We have dealt with a number of high profile investigations with recent large scale incidents including MV Leo Perdana, MV Amsterdam Bridge, MV Cap Norte, MV MOL Prosperity and MV Dimi.

At Hannafords, we have the expertise and experience to assist with marine fire and explosion incidents, including forensic investigations.  We are corporate members of the Academy of Experts and all work is undertaken in accordance with their codes of practice. You can be assured that your investigator will have the skills and qualifications to investigate the incident.  We have experience of giving evidence in court and arbitrations in many jurisdictions, including the UK and Hong Kong.

Hannafords prides itself on its energetic, hardworking team and aims to provide the highest levels of service.  We use the right equipment to complete our investigations, including thermal imaging cameras, industrial grade gas detectors and sampling equipment. Contact us today to see the Hannafords difference.

We frequently give lectures and presentations on fire and explosion investigation to P&I Clubs, insurers, lawyers, loss adjusters and ship owners as well as at international conferences.

Finally, as well as undertaking professional development training and research, all our team partake in external training courses in order to continuously update our technical and investigation skills.

Hannafords are experts in fire and explosion investigations.  All our experts are professionally qualified and we are Corporate Members of the Academy of Experts.

In the event of fire or explosion please contact us for urgent assistance – and see the Hannaford difference!


Need a fire investigator or chemist to assist with a marine/shipping problem?

If you have a marine/shipping problem, please contact our office for a rapid response.