Accident Investigations and Legal work / Expert Witnessing
Our lead Naval Architect is the only Royal Institute of Naval Architecture accredited with working in the private sector in Ireland, as he also holds EMSA qualifications in marine accident investigation this gives Prolines a unique set of qualifications. A long established track record of marine accident investigation has brought Prolines to work for both the public and private sectors producing accident reports and professionally witnessing in the circuit courts, the high court and the commercial court of Ireland.
2012 Professional Witness, Circuit Court. Witnessing on the extent of damage to Motorboat, working for the boat owner’s legal team against the state.
2011 Professional Witness, Circuit Court. Witnessing on the extent of Osmosis damage to a MV. Case settled on steps of court before being heard.
2008 Professional Witness, Circuit Court. Conducted an accident investigation into claims that an 8.5-meter rib, which had been supplied by our clients had broken up and sank in calm weather. After our report was published the case was with drawn.
2007 Joint Committee of the Oireachtas. Guest speaker at a joint committee of TD’s discussing the state of the Irish aquaculture industry and the effect of the Torremolinos Protocol on same.
2006 Professional Witness, Commercial Court. Witnessing for an Irish aquaculture company against the Irish state, prepared a large study on their vessel’s hydrostatic properties and gave technical background and evidence.
2006 Professional Witness, Commercial Court. Witnessing for an Irish fishing vessel owner against the Irish state, prepared a large study on the vessel’s ITTC 69 Tonnage and defended same.
2005 Professional Witness, Circuit Court. Professional witness for the state in the criminal trial of the skipper of a passenger vessel.