Marine

Services

Forcon's Marine Services team covers inland and ocean marine investigations ranging from accidents and crashes, fire origin and causes, marine engineering, to crane/lift equipment, rigging and hardware failures, naval architecture, and safety and maintenance issues. No matter the issue, Forcon has the expertise you need.

  • Accident Liability

  • Accident Reconstruction

  • Batteries

  • Control System

  • Cranes/Lifting Equipment

  • Marine/Vessel Fire/Explosion Causation

  • Mechanical & Material Failure Analysis

  • Naval Architecture/Marine Structure

  • Product Defect

  • Recreational Vessel Operation

Forcon Marine Services’ Lead Engineer & Naval Architect is Walter Laird, PE, CMI, CFI. In addition to being our primary marine claims investigator, and expert witness, Walter also provides overall direction and supervision of our Marine Services team.

TEAM LEADER

Walter Laird, PE, CMI, CFI.

Lead Engineer & Naval Architect

Forcon Marine Services’ Lead Engineer & Naval Architect is Walter Laird, PE, CMI, CFI. In addition to being our primary marine claims investigator, and expert witness, Walter also provides overall direction and supervision of our Marine Services team.

Walt's Marine expert credentials also include:

  • Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer
  • Certified Marine Investigator
  • Cranfield University Certificate in Applied Marine Accident Investigation
  • Merchant Mariner Credential
  • IAAI Certified Fire Investigator
  • ABYC Certified Marine Technician
  • ABYC Certified Technician in Marine Systems
  • Transportation Worker Credential
  • American Welding Society Certified Weld Inspector
  • The United States Sailing Association Offshore Safety Certificate
  • Retired Naval Officer

TEAM LEADER

Walter Laird, PE, CMI, CFI.

Lead Engineer & Naval Architect

Walt's Marine expert credentials also include:

  • Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer
  • Certified Marine Investigator
  • Cranfield University Certificate in Applied Marine Accident Investigation
  • Merchant Mariner Credential
  • IAAI Certified Fire Investigator
  • ABYC Certified Marine Technician
  • ABYC Certified Technician in Marine Systems
  • Transportation Worker Credential
  • American Welding Society Certified Weld Inspector
  • The United States Sailing Association Offshore Safety Certificate
  • Retired Naval Officer

Submit Assignment

If you wish to submit an assignment you may do so via the Submit Assignment button below or by calling the Forcon office closest to your loss location. The Forcon office locations and contact information are available here.