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East Sussex Based Independent Scientific and Engineering Consultant, Fire, Safety and Marine - Fire, Failure and Accident investigation
Local For East Sussex, West Sussex and Coastal Kent


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Marine Insurance and Damage Surveys

Fire, Failure and Accident Investigation

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Marine Industry

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Engineering Risk

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Consultant Profile

Kevin A Gorringe BSc(Hons) Safety, MSc Engineering, MSc Marine Surveying, DipNEBOSH, CSci CMarSci MIMarEST MIFireE CMIOSH MNI

Principal and founder of the practice, with over 33 years experience in fire, safety and risk, former firefighter and safety specialist for the Ministry of Defence in Energetics [Explosives] and Naval Systems, completing Fire risk Assessments since 2006, with crime science qualifications and experience, BSc(Hons) qualified in safety with chartership as a professional scientist and safety practitioner. IMarEST Marine Professional, postgraduate marine engineer and marine surveyor, specialising in marine accident investigation and marine forensic and safety engineering.

Recent News & Information

Gas Cylinder Safety Information

​Background ​ Gas cylinders are designed and constructed to safely contain a gas under pressure which, dependant on the type of gas and u...


Following 12 months of researching keel failure in leisure yachts, many lessons have been identified, from design through to operation. 28 people have lost their lives and legal cases are being taken against marine surveyors regularly for failing to identify keel issues with both used and new yachts.

The initial research with Plymouth University and the IMarEST MLA College has now concluded, thanks to all members of the "Old Gaffers Association" and " Practical Boat Owners" magazine for support.


The results are currently being drafted and will be available via an online seminar and publications, check here for updates.


Lets make yachting safer!

Research Update​: Yacht Keel Failure - Forensic Engineering



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49 Station Road, Polegate, East Sussex. BN26 6EA

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