E2. Forensic analysis requires rational and scientific approach to establish the root-cause of an incident. At first instance, if there are no clear clues, the objective is to assess the operations, i.e. was the component pushed too hard, beyond its design limits? Or whether the environmental loads were a contributing factor? The next step is to verify whether the vessel was built according to plans. Generally the verification of design itself is the very last resort, as the investigation process can be time-consuming and complex, particularly for modern performance yachts.