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Christopher Dyson

Christopher Dyson

Christopher Dyson

Partner, Marine Engineer

based in Sidcup

Direct Tel: +44 7775 715848
Office Tel: +44 208 300 0190
Email: chris.dyson@brookesbell.com
Qualifications: BEng (Hons), IEng, IMarEng MIMarEST


About Chris

Chris Dyson has been with Brookes Bell Group since 1998. In 2003 he entered into partnership, and he continues to provide specialist advice as a Marine Engineer.

Before joining the Brookes Bell team Chris served at sea for thirteen years on vessels including -

  • LPG and LNG carriers
  • Crude and product tankers
  • Large diesel electric passenger vessels

Rising to the rank of Second Engineer Chris’ expertise includes in depth knowledge of -

  • Slow speed engines
  • Medium speed diesel
  • Diesel electric propulsion
  • Steam turbines
Providing global support for litigation and arbitration

As a respected expert witness Chris has supported international shipping by providing evidence in court and at hearings on both sides of the Atlantic, including -

  • London
  • USA - including in person under deposition
  • France
  • Greece
  • Switzerland

Surveying and providing reports with expert analysis, Chris Dyson offers a comprehensive service that includes inspection and technical analysis of -

  • Passenger cruise ships and ro-ro vessels
  • General cargo vessels
  • Bulk carriers
  • Container ships
  • Tankers
  • Refrigerated and cargo vessels
  • Various small craft
A knowledgeable and experienced Marine Engineer

The diverse survey work Chris Dyson’s undertakes helps him understand the broader impact of any particular incident. His range of investigations offer insight into –

  • Machinery performance and failings – including cranes
  • MARPOL regulations and compliance
  • New building – including pre-purchase inspections
  • Fuel quality issues
  • Major structural damage, including flooding
  • Grounding, fire and technical management – including reasons and responsibility for incidents

Investigating marine incidents that include fatalities, Chris’ reports include complex analysis of concepts linked to –

  • Electrotechnology
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Statics and dynamics
  • Strength of materials and thermodynamics
  • BEng (Honours) Maritime Technology.
  • First Class Combined Certificate of Competency (Steam and Motor).
  • Dangerous Cargo Endorsements for Petroleum and Liquefied Gases.
Professional Status and Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Incorporated Engineer.
  • Member of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

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