Archive for Yacht Explosion and Fire

91 Foot Yacht Explosion and Fire

Summary report of Yacht Explosion and Fire.

Fire Reconstruction Consultants was hired to conduct an investigation to determine the origin and cause of the explosion and fire that damaged the 91 foot vessel.

The following is a summary report of the data gathered during the on scene investigation and analyzed in order to determine the origin and cause of this incident in accordance with the basic standards set forth in NFPA 921, 2001 edition. Advanced techniques and standards that go beyond the basic criteria set forth in NFPA 921 and the various ASTM standards for chemical testing, evidence documentation & handling and explosion & fire dynamics may have been used in the analysis of the data gathered.

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Over 25 Yacht Fire Cases for Osprey Special Risks Ltd

In Yacht Fire Cases, “I trust Walt to tell me how it is and be able to answer questions in detail about his findings. That’s the mark of a good expert, not just an expert. It’s as my grandfather used to say, there are many experts, (especially in the US!!) but not many good ones.” On the case immediately below, regarding the “Virgin Islands Nightclub and Vessel Fire”, Mark said “When Walt and I discussed his initial findings, as always he had found the origin and cause of the fire. Walt is the best in his field.”

Alexander Mark Thomas LLB
Director & Marine Claims Manager
Osprey Special Risks Limited
Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) part of the Munich Re group