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Maritime Accidents/Naval Architecture

Maritime Accidents/Naval Architecture


CED Technologies Inc.'s marine experts perform field investigations, consultations, reconstruction and simulation for numerous maritime accidents that involve: cruise ships, boats, personal watercraft injuries, equipment fires, pier and dock failures, commercial vessel accidents and coast guard rules and regulations disputes. Our marine experts graduated from the United States Naval Academy and have served as engineering officers on board naval ships and submarines. A number of CED’s marine cases include, tests on both power and sail boats for maneuverability and stopping, determining the water intake rate on a sinking vessel and establishing impact speed and force in an accident.

Our services include:

  • Single and multi-vessel boating accident reconstruction
  • Investigation of personal watercraft accidents including off-power steering issues
  • Analysis relating to marine equipment failures
  • Examination of accidents and property loss related to marine fires and explosions
  • Evaluation of accidents related to improper captaining of a marine vessel and improper usage of marine equipment
  • Investigation of pier and dock failures caused by weather
  • Studying and reporting on accidents regarding improper training and material usage
  • Water skiing, tubing and boarding accident reconstruction

Technical equipment for testing includes:

  • Global Positioning system (GPS)
  • Magnetic/Gyro Compass
  • Fathometer
  • Weather Charts Database System
  • Material Testing and Analysis Equipment
  • Nautical Charting & Tide Table Software


Since our first case 30 years ago, CED has been a powerful asset in thousands of investigations into the cause of accidents and product failures. Our success has been driven

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