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Example Cases


 


The 42-foot Glass-Spec commercial dragger Adventurer broke free of its mooring in Downeast Maine during an October storm, went aground, and was flooded with seawater. Atlantic & Pacific personnel were assigned by the underwriter, and on the scene to oversee the vessel being refloated, hauled, and ensure that the 300 hp John Deere diesel was flushed, serviced, re-started. Reviewed the scope of damages and provided a timely report to the underwriter of the electrical/electronic engine components, and subsequently reviewed the estimated for repairs and provided adjusting recommendations to the underwriter. The fuel tanks were drained and cleaned, and much of the vesselís wiring and electrical components were then replaced. Damages were extensive, but Atlantic & Pacific personnel worked closely with the assured, the repairers, and the insurance company to get the vessel re-launched and back in service within three weeks.





This well-maintained 38-foot lobster boat broke free of its mooring in a Maine island harbor during a windstorm and went ashore, where it lay for three days and was severely damaged due to wave action. Atlantic & Pacific was assign to facilitate salvage operations and handle the review of the damages. Vessel was lifted by a barge-mounted crane, set on the barge, and transported to the mainland. The vessel had been flooded by seawater, so the Maine based Atlantic & Pacific Marine personnel ensured the Caterpillar C18 diesel engine was serviced immediately. Although it appeared that the vessel might be a total constructive loss due to severe hull, keel and water damages, we were able to secure the services of a yacht facility with a large fiberglass shop staffed by experienced technicians. Amazingly, the vessel was rebuilt to good-as-new condition at a price well below its insured value.



      

This 97' Hargrave Motor Yacht was transiting Woods Hole, MA when she struck bottom, holed and flooded. Vessel was recovered by local salvers and delivered to Fairhaven Shipyard. Atlantic & Pacific's Massachusetts based personnel were assigned by the underwriter. Joint inspections with owner's representatives were undertaken, and the scope and scale of damages were evaluated. Numerous technical evaluations, outside experts and related services were rendered during the claim evaluation process. Atlantic & Pacific was requested to handle the review of the damages, potential repairs and related matters. The vessel had been flooded by seawater, so the Atlantic & Pacific personnel ensured the Caterpillar diesel engines were serviced immediately, and other remedial actions were taken by the yard to preserve the value of the vessel post casualty.





This 40' X 133' deck loaded equipment barge was engaged in support services in Narragansett Bay, when it was discovered missing following a wind storm, and was later determined to have sunk. Atlantic & Pacific's Massachusetts based personnel were assigned by the underwriter to investigate the loss. A review of the circumstance of the loss with the owner's representatives was undertaken. Following same, diving inspections were arranged to assist with the determination as to the cause of loss. Salvage bids were then received by the assured, and submitted to the underwriter for their consideration. Interaction and coordination of the salvage recovery operation with the vender, local, State and Federal officials was paramount in this loss.

Subsequent to recovery, the scope and scale of damages were evaluated. Numerous technical evaluations, outside experts and related services were rendered during the claim evaluation process. Atlantic & Pacific was requested to handle the review of the damages, potential repairs and to monitor the related salvage operation and to assist in determining the cause of the loss.