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Marine Law Symposium: Fire, Explosions, and Other Thermal Events

4th Annual Marine Law Symposium: Fire, Explosions, and Other Thermal Events

When: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
6:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans
300 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130
United States
Contact: Casey Bates
410-990-4460 ext 100

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The Marine Law Symposium is a premier training event that will prepare you to navigate the legal aspects of recreational boating accidents.  Expert panelists will analyze critical investigations and case studies that are impacting today‚Äôs verdicts. There will be discussions on analysis tools, expert selection strategies, and essential investigation resources that can be the difference between winning and losing. Topics include:

- Importance of engineering documentation 

- Complex fire scene investigations

- Selecting the right experts and attorneys for your case

- Fire case studies & ABYC Standards


Monday, January 6th
6:00pm - 8:30pm
The evening prior to the Marine Law Symposium, attendees are invited to enjoy music, cocktails, and appetizers with industry colleagues. Presenting speakers for the Marine Law Symposium will be available for pre-event conversations. (FREE)

Tuesday, January 7th
6:45am-7:30       Check-in and Breakfast
7:30-7:45            Introduction -  John Adey, ABYC President
7:45-9:15            Case Study #1  Total Loss Fire on Italian Yacht 
9:15-9:30            Break
9:30-10:45          Case Study#2 The Black Case
10:45-12:00        Complex Fire Scene Investigations
12:00-12:45        LUNCH
12:45-1:45          Selection of the Right Experts for Your Fire Science Case 
1:45-3:00            Fire Case Studies & ABYC Standards
3:00-3:15            Break
3:15-4:30            Case Study #3 The Polar Bear Boat Fire & The Scientific Method
4:30-5:00pm       Wrap up


Christina Paul, K&L Gates

David Marlow, Brunswick Boat Group

Raul Chacon, MG+M Law

Christopher Karentz, S-E-A Limited

Wendy Sanders, Explico Engineering

Jason Karasinski, Fire Research & Technology, LLC

Brian Henry, Rolfes Henry

Loren Griswold, Griswold Consulting, LLC

Jesse Grantham, Welding & Joining Management Group

Robert Kochan, Forensic Marine Investigations

Christopher Graham, Forensic Marine Investigations


John Adey, American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans

300 Canal Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 581-1300

ABYC has secured a special room rate of $155/night for this event.  This discounted room rate expires on December 19th or when sold-out, whichever comes first.  Click the link below to reserve your hotel room.  If you have any questions concerning the hotel, please contact Kevin Scullen, kscullen@abycinc.org or 410-990-4460 x 102.

Book your room for ABYC's 2020 Marine Law Symposium



Early Bird registration: $299 for ABYC Members ($399 for nonmembers) until October 11, 2019. 

Regular registration: $399 for ABYC Members ($499 for nonmembers) from October 12th - December 13th. 

Late registration$499 for ABYC members ($599 for nonmembers) from December 14th - January 2nd.

Registrations will not be accepted after January 2, 2020.

All cancellation requests must be received before December 13, 2019 for refund.  Refunds may not be applied to any other ABYC course or event.

Contact Casey Bates, cbates@abycinc.org or 410-990-4460 ext 100 for cancellation requests.  



ABYC will award eight (8) CEUs for verified attendance at the symposium.  Please contact your professional organization for their acceptance of these credits.  Attendees must check in and check out to be eligible for the credits.  Questions? Contact Casey Bates, cbates@abycinc.org or 410-990-4460 x110.

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