Marine scientific and technical consultant and surveyor Brookes Bell LLP has merged with and naval architecture and marine engineering company Safety at Sea Ltd.
The deal sees Glasgow-based Safety at Sea become part of the Brookes Bell Group, which has two offices in London, as well as offices in Liverpool, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Under the terms of the agreement, five directors of Safety at Sea have become partners of Brookes Bell, joining the existing eighteen partners.
Managing partner of the Brookes Bell Group, Colin Kershaw, said: "This union is a major step forward for both Brookes Bell and Safety at Sea. It strengthens the group and enables us to offer an even more comprehensive service to clients, incorporating research and development and a cutting edge innovative approach to ship safety, as well as supplementing our existing forensic investigations.”
Managing director of Safety at Sea, Kieran Dodworth, said: “This merger provides Safety at Sea with a depth of practical expertise in ship and cargo operations to complement our state-of-the-art knowledge, software and design tools, enabling us to enhance our international reputation for applying advanced techniques for ship design, support and problem solving. This is an exciting time for our two organisations and we are all looking forward to growing our consulting services, software products and worldwide client base.”