Steering Gear, Rudder and Propeller Incidents

Steering gear failures, rudder issues and propeller incidents can all have catastrophic, and fatal, consequences.

Whilst these failures can be somewhat mitigated during the design and construction phase of ships, there will be incidents where failures are inevitable.

In those situations, Brookes Bell can help you determine the root cause of these steering gear, rudder or propeller incidents thanks to our extensive experience in conducting forensic investigations in even the most challenging of circumstances.

The types of incidents Brookes Bell is adept at investigating include:

  • Rudder and rudder stock contact damage
  • Rudder loss
  • Propeller contact damage
  • Ice damage
  • Steering gear damage
  • Controllable pitch propeller failures

For more advanced, forensic investigations, The Lab can help. The Lab offers advanced machinery failure investigations, with supporting services such as investigation of materials, in-situ analysis, advanced NDT techniques, advanced digital microscopy and more.

If you’re dealing with a steering gear, rudder or propeller incident, Brookes Bell can help. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation conversation

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