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Riccardo Damonte, born in Arenzano (Genoa) 16 April 1959, graduated in 1984 from the University of Genoa as Mechanical Engineer.

From 1986 he worked at CETENA (The Italian Ship Research Centre) where he held various positions in the Structural Analysis Department.

He gained experience in structural calculations, materials, global and local vibrations, sea trials and full scale strain gauge measurements, vulnerability of naval surface ships and submersibles. He joined Studio Tecnico Navale Ansaldo in 2000, becoming a partner in 2001.

Since then he has acquired a multi-year experience in Technical Consultancy for ships, off-shore means, yachts. Surveys for collisions, groundings, fire, explosion, submersion, heavy weather, etc. and for salvage operations.

Technical assistance in arbitrations and disputes between Owners, Underwriters, Shipbuilders, Repair yards, other. Technical consultancies for Criminal and Civil Courts and for Arbitrators Assessment of ships’ value, pre-purchase inspections. Examination of Classification Societies’ records. “On Hire” and “Off Hire” Surveys.