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Within the four key industry sectors of Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Food & Agricultural Commodities, Metals & Minerals, and Marine & Ports, we have a proven track record of identifying the causes of incidents both onboard ships and on shore. In addition we offer a fire investigation service.

CWA is available 24/7 and has the capability to carry out live incident investigations with attendance worldwide at short notice.

Track Record

Since 1978 CWA has investigated over 7,000 incidents and has advised on associated claims ranging in value from under $20,000 to over $14 billion.

Experts & Consultants

When the precise nature of a problem is assessed, CWA assigns a qualified experienced expert. Our experts include chemical and mining engineers, petroleum chemists, food scientists, risk analysts, master mariners and cargo surveyors.

The members of our team have extensive knowledge, technical skills and expertise across their respective subject areas and bring to bear their experience of a broad range of geographic locations and diverse cultures.

If appropriate CWA can assign small, integrated and multi-disciplinary teams drawn from across our departments.

CWA Experts & Consultants

CWA Departments

CWA is unique in the depth of expertise we offer for the technical investigation of loss and damage incidents and the analysis of claims arising from the international maritime trade.

CWA deals with problems encountered with a wide range of commodities including food and other agricultural products, metals, minerals, oils, gases and chemicals. In addition we investigate marine casualties including fires.

Our departments possess detailed knowledge of all aspects of their respective industries including technical, scientific, logistical, commercial and market factors to advise on causation, quantum, mitigation, and environmental impact.

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