Forensics

  • Marine Electrical Fire Cause Investigations 
  • Marine Electrical Equipment Failure Inspections
  • Insurance Claim Investigations, Subrogation and Indemnification
  • Wrongful Death or Injury
   Education      Training  Experience   Knowledge
Our principal investigator, Mr. James Cote BSEE MBA CFEI CVFI CMI has over thirty-five years experience in the marine electrical field, is an ABYC Master Technician, and is very knowledgeable about the marine electrical systems and equipment commonly found on pleasure craft, fishing boats, work boats, and yachts [both motor and sailing]. 

He has participated in hundreds of forensic investigations as a marine electrical or marine corrosion expert, and has provided expert testimony in both deposition and at trial in state and federal jurisdictions. He is a NAFI Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, NAFI Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator, an IAMI Certified Marine Investigator and sits on the NFPA 302 Committee: Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft, NFPA 303 Committee: Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards, and American Boat and Yacht Council Electrical Project Technical Committee*
 *Seats on these committees should not be construed as an endorsement by the National Fire Protection Association, American          Boat and Yacht Council, their affiliates, or its members

Mr. Cote has worked as a marine electrician, marine electrical surveyor, and service/engineering manager at the largest marine electrical firm in Florida. He has attended numerous marine electrical, corrosion, accident investigation, and marine system training sessions. James is a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, International Association of Marine Investigators, National Association of Corrosion Engineers International, National Association of Fire Investigators, National Fire Protection Association, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, and Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
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