Fixed Object Damage and Unsafe Ports
Fixed object damage (FOD) can involve port structures, bridges, breakwaters and floating platforms as well as cranes, ramps and ship loaders at the ship to shore interface. Mitigating high repair costs requires swift action to safeguard and secure evidence. It is also vital to gather forensic information and other data needed to determine probable causes and the extent of any damage and consequences.
In 2013 Solis consultants have been involved in arbitration and mediation hearings in relation to unsafe ports and berths in which computer modeling and electronic plotting have proved to be of particular importance.
Our areas of expertise include the following:
- Site attendance
- Forensic investigations
- Temporary repairs
- Berthing energy analysis
- Consequential loss mitigation
- Betterment evaluation
- Fender and mooring assessments
- Structural analysis
- Quantum and schedules
- Hazard and risk assessments
- Bid evaluations
- Expert reports