Welcome to this naval architecture edition of The Wire...
The following selection of articles will give you practical information on loss prevention, as well as on contract terms, illustrated by a variety of claims examples. ITIC always emphasise the importance of using a suitab
What can be expected of a naval architect?
Naval Architects are professional engineers and designers responsible for the design of marine vessels and/ or offshore structures. It is hard to pigeon hole the naval architect into a global definition as so many aspects of the...
You don't have to make a mistake to be sued...
One of the benefits of insurance with ITIC is the cover provided for defence costs. As a naval architect you could receive a claim from a vessel owner for a case you worked on even if you were not negligent in yo
Design errors can cause claims - a cracked keel...
A naval architect was contracted to design a yacht for a race. The yacht was built and sailed over 10,000 miles without difficulties. However, when the yacht was lifted from the water, several cracks we
Acting as an Expert Witness - responding to the new perils
10 Golden Rules of loss prevention for Expert WitnessesMany members of ITIC offer to act as an expert witness as a regular part of their professional practices. There are, howeve
Another cracking claim...
A firm of naval architects were instructed to design a vessel to be used for a new ferry service.When completed, the owners alleged that the vessel suffered from structural inadequacies, whi