Recent Sutor Group Projects

Ship Construction Facilities

M/V Columbia

The Sutor Group was engaged by the Alaska Marine Highway System to assist in the review and evaluation of the quantification of damages of a claim asserted by Alaska Ship and Dry-dock. Alaska Ship and Dry-docks claim was in excess of $7 million including liquidated damages assessed by AMHS.more >

M/V Kennicott

The Sutor Group was engaged by the Alaska Marine Highway System to assist in the review and evaluation of the quantification of damages of a claim asserted by Halter Marine Group, Inc. HMI's claim was approximately $50 million.more >

M/V Tustemena - Repower Project

Seward Ship's Dry-dock hired us to prepare its claim against Bird-Johnson Company its subcontractor and to defend against the counter claim from Bird-Johnson. Our claimed damages totaled $1,284,522.more >

M/V Malaspina Habitability Refurbishment

The Sutor Group was engaged by the State of Alaska to review and evaluate claims in the amount of $614,073 submitted to the State of Alaska by Southwest Marine, Inc. Southwest Marine was the prime contractor on the project. The Sutor Group was also engaged to present the results of our findings as expert testimony in an administrative hearing.more >

S/S Keystone Canyon

The Sutor Group was engaged by BP America to review and evaluate claims in the amount of $7,364,367 submitted to BP America by Northwest Marine, Inc. Northwest Marine was the prime contractor on the project. The Sutor Group was engaged to present the results of our findings as expert testimony in Federal District Court, Portland, Oregon.more >

USS Observation Island (T-AGM 23)

Evaluation of impact damages relating to refurbishment of the USS Observation Island and high-tech radar ship. Review of DCAA audits relating to claims. Total impact $1,006,000 (approximate).more >

M/V Tustumena Refurbishment

The Sutor Group was engaged by the State of Alaska to review and evaluate claims in the amount of $8,363,501 submitted to the State of Alaska by Northwest Marine, Inc. Northwest Marine was the prime contractor on the project. The Sutor Group was also engaged to present the results of our findings as expert testimony in a contractually agreed upon administrative hearing.more >

S/S Bermuda Star

The Sutor Group was engaged by Commodore Cruise Lines to review and evaluate claims in the amount of $3,616,798 submitted to Commodore Cruise Lines by Northwest Marine, Inc. Northwest Marine, Inc. was the prime contractor on the project. The Sutor Group was also engaged to present the results of our findings as expert testimony in admiralty arbitration proceedings in New York.more >

Jumbo Mark II Ferry Project

The Sutor Group was engaged by Todd Pacific Shipyards, Inc. (Todd) to assist in the quantification of damages incurred by Todd resulting from alleged compensable owner caused changes. The total quantified impact was $50,459,612 including project impacts, cost of capital, early completion bonuses and proposal preparation costs. Todd's pricing proposal was comprised of two separate submittals, a Direct Pricing submittal totaling $20,197,312 and a Project Impact Pricing submittal totaling $30,262,300. We identified and recommended to Todd, the ship construction expert used by Todd on this project. Our work involved providing accounting, pricing and computer support to the claims team, as well as strategic recommendations.more >

M/V Tustemena

The Sutor Group was engaged by the Alaska Marine Highway System, ship owner, to assist them in the defense of a delay and disruption claim brought by Southwest Marine, a shipyard located in San Diego, CA. more >

M/V Yakima

The Sutor Group was engaged by the Alaska Marine Highway System to assist in the review and evaluation of the quantification of damages of a claim asserted by Alaska Ship and Dry-dock. Alaska Ship and Dry-docks claim was in excess of $7 million including liquidated damages assessed by AMHS.more >