R V Ahilan

'France and floating wind now at the heart of offshore wind sector'

'France and floating wind now at the heart of offshore wind sector'

RV Ahilan of LOC tells Recharge his insights into the French offshore wind market, floating wind and the prospects for the wider European sector. LOC Group has had a hand in roughly two thirds of t... Published 6th April 2017 by

The Vessel Assurance Process Followed by Survey Vessel Companies

The Vessel Assurance Process Followed by Survey Vessel Companies

Here at LOC Group, we provide a vessel assurance process unique to your needs. We provide a bespoke service because the levels of work necessary, as well as the levels of risk, can vary depending on t... Published 24th March 2017

Brian McJury

Handling pollution in a small port or harbour

pollution in a small port or harbour
Handling pollution in a small port or harbour

As an independent marine, engineering consultancy and survey organisation, LOC may represent either party in an accident investigation into pollution in a port or harbour. The investigation is likely... Published 22nd November 2016 by

Different Standards of Marine Accident Investigation

Different Standards of Marine Accident Investigation

It's an unfortunate fact that some shippers, brokers and operators only discover when they get to court that the marine accident investigation they ordered has not been carried out to the highest stan... Published 18th November 2016

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Wreck Removal & Hazards that Could Occur Without Proper Procedure

Marine wreckage poses unique risks both to navigation and to the environment. Unlike wreckage on land, it is often hard to detect as it is not always visible and furthermore, due to tides, there is the possibility of it moving and obstructing shippin...

Ship-to-Shore Crane Casualties in Container Terminals

Fixed and floating object (FFO) damage incidents in container terminals can be complex and their cost significant. When these incidents involve ship-to-shore container cranes the specialist nature of the equipment and the potentially high cost of the...
France

Incident at a Major Petroleum Terminal, France

In LOC’s latest project, we were instructed to carry out an onsite inspection and provide technical advice to a London based P&I Club following a substantial FOD incident at a major petroleum terminal, in southern France. An oil/chemical tanke...

Port Chicago, Concord, California

This case study involves an incident in Port Chicago, Concord, California.  Although relatively simple at the outset – a vessel with steering failure alliding with a berth causing significant damage – the local circumstances meant that it was anythin...

Cargo Classification

LOC recently investigated the analysis of a cargo on behalf of sub-Charterers that was reported to be Group C (not likely to liquefy) which suffered moisture contamination during loading.  Instructed parties argued what the potential implications cou...

Know your As and Cs

The liquefaction potential of bulk cargoes is a topic that has gained increased attention and awareness over the past few years in the shipping industry. Most readers will be familiar with the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code d...