24/04/2018
A naval architect was appointed by the builders of an 8m hydrographic survey vessel to approve the vessel’s design and stability in accordance with prescribed standards.

24/04/2018
A naval architect was asked to provide plans for modifications to a section of a racing yacht which was under construction. When providing the plans, they misstated the amount of carbon fibre tissue that was required to provide greater strength in the hull by stating that 400g was required instead of 600g. While this was not held to have led to any critical weakness within the hull, the owners decided to reinforce the hull by adding the missing carbon fibre during the winter season.

A Canadian naval architect contracted to provide design advice for the modification to a refrigeration system in the refrigeration-compressor room of a fishing vessel.

13/04/2017
A naval architect was appointed to design a barge, that was intended to be used as a floating restaurant. There were stability issues stemming from the fact that the architect had failed to take into account the weight of the vessel’s mooring system and access footbridge, and this led to a visible list.

A naval architect entered into a contract with a shipyard to design the structure and access arrangements for new lifeboats and their davits to be fitted to a specific vessel.

10/03/2015
Operators of a passenger and ro-ro ferry service appointed a naval architect to design a 45m landing craft ferry. The design was to be based on that of an existing vessel operated by the company.

A naval architect was approached by a research and development company who had produced a prototype “wave power generator” (WPG), a floating device used to convert ocean wave energy into electricity using air pressure created by waves. The naval architect was engaged to provide the necessary design and stability approval for the prototype, as required by local regulations.

27/03/2014
The design of a passenger ship was undertaken by a naval architect, who was appointed by aship yard. Once the ship entered service, a number of problems were reported by the operator.

10/10/2013
The design of a small aluminium ship was undertaken by a naval architect, who was insured by ITIC. The owner advised that the ship was to be capable of achieving a specific commercial survey class.

18/03/2013
A naval architect in France provided a stability study on a barge which guaranteed it would remain stable up to a maximum cargo load of a specific weight. The condition of this guarantee was that for the bar

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