Marine engineering expert witnesses are knowledgeable in several facets of the engineering industry, as the field is responsible for any type of structure designed and built for use in oceanic areas. Marine engineering projects may include oilrigs, ports, and any type of seafaring vessel. The branch designs and manufactures the machinery and various forms of equipment necessary in the creation of ocean structures and vehicles, making it important to your case that the retained marine engineering expert witness have a background in the particular type of project at the center of litigation.
Since the discipline concerns sea-based projects, marine engineering expert witness often have experience with oceanography, coastal development and coastal engineering, water quality, hydrology, hydrogeology, and litigation related to admiralty and maritime. As with any type of field operating within natural settings, environmental remediation is also important to marine engineering, as well as climatology, drainage, and erosion. Oil rigs are complex industrial structures built by the marine engineering field involving oil and gas, petroleum, gas piping and other types of pipe systems, storage tanks, and hydraulics, in addition to other products of the oil industry and mechanical engineering. In such platforms, the potential issues of stress and vibration, chemical spills/exposure, oil spills, and other types of possible incidents must be considered in relation to risk assessment, as they each lead to issues with safety and accidents, as well as potential lawsuits.
Also important to marine engineering expert witnesses is aquatic safety regarding small crafts, recreational boating, and other types of vessels.
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