Safety At Sea

Brookes Bell Safety at Sea is an engineering consultancy specialising in all aspects of naval architecture and safety in the marine environment. The company brings together naval architects and mechanical engineers specialising in ship stability, seakeeping, fluid dynamics, ship structures, risk analysis and safety assurance.


Safety at Sea started trading in 1999 as a spin out company from Strathclyde University. The main activity of the company was in the upgrading of Ferries operating in Northern Europe to the new Stockholm agreement requirements, an activity that was started originally within the University before the company’s inception.


The company developed a growing expertise in other areas of consulting and expanded its offering to ship owners and yards and from here the company was able to offer expertise in structural assessment (FE Analysis), risk and safety engineering and other more general Naval Architecture projects. During this period, clients started to reflect the broader range of companies that it serves today covering governments, associations of ship owners, yards and legal firms.


In 2004, the company moved out of the University premises into its current home in St Vincent Street in the Glasgow City Centre. Soon afterwards in 2005, the managers of the business bought out the University’s shareholding and the company became independent of any other institution.


In August 2011, the company merged with Brookes Bell LLP and now forms part of the Brookes Bell Group of Companies. The former directors of the business became partners within Brookes Bell and the company wholly owned by the partnership. Together with the world renowned marine engineers, master mariners, cargo and fuel scientists, metallurgists and surveyors, the Group can offer a complete consultancy service to clients across all aspects of ship design and operation.


Today, Safety at Sea’s current software activities comprise of; Off the Shelf software products (Evi and BB-systems), Bespoke software addressing specific client needs and the development of innovations into software for consultancy or possible sale.


Safety At Sea oversee client software requirements for a portfolio including many blue-chip, internationally recognised companies including Royal Caribbean.


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