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Kenilworth Office, United Kingdom
Water/Oil Escapes, Fire + Explosion, Marine + Cargo, Mechanical Engineering
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
||Marine Technology - University of Newcastle upon Tyne
||Chartered Marine Engineer
||Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology
Frank spent 9 years as a Marine Engineering Officer in the Merchant Navy before studying at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne for his degree in Marine Technology, with honours in Marine Engineering. He then spent 4 years as a Marine Surveyor before joining Burgoynes in Singapore in 1997. He transferred to the UK in 2000 and became a Partner in 2008.
Since joining Burgoynes, Frank has investigated fires, explosions and mechanical engineering failures both on land and on marine vessels. As a marine engineer, he has a particular interest in incidents aboard ships and has investigated cases in cargo holds, machinery spaces and in accommodation blocks. He has also investigated cases of cargo contamination, cargo spillage and marine equipment failures, and has advised on the management and extinguishment of live fires. In the course of these duties he has travelled extensively and has investigated incidents in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America.
Frank has given expert evidence in civil courts, arbitrations and mediations, both in the UK and overseas. He has lectured on fire investigation at conferences, to audiences from the insurance industry and the fire service. He has also published an article in The Maritime Advocate magazine on forensic engineering.