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

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...
  • 4th October 2016

Why Do We Need Accurate Marine Accident Investigation?

Accuracy is absolutely crucial in marine accident investigation because the stakes are so high. In fact, people's lives can depend on the investigation revealing the true reason for the accident. Civil or Criminal Liability The results of the ...
  • 22nd September 2016

How Insurance Helps in Marine Risk Assessment

Insurance is often seen as a headache for those insuring whole vessels, hulls, marine installations, cargoes and ships in repair. However, the insurance process is actually helpful for proprietors and operators because it imposes a marine risk assess...
  • 16th September 2016

5 WAYS TO REDUCE RISKS FOR CARGO LIQUEFACTION

Liquefaction is a phenomenon that occurs when granular matter, such as soil or fine ore, transforms abruptly from a dry solid state to a pseudo-liquid state and starts to behave like a fluid. This can be caused by external forces such as vibrations o...

Investigating with AIS data

Paul Whyte, spoke to MarineTraffic about how AIS data collected by MarineTraffic is used to investigate accidents and resolve commercial disputes. Shipping accidents unfortunately happen all too often. Overcrowded shipping lanes, overtired or poor...

LOC deploys Safe Trans software

LOC deploys the SafeTrans software for the safe design and operation of marine transports and heavy-lift operations. The software can simulate large vessels, barges, heavy-lift vessels or tug and tow operations. What is SafeTrans? SafeTrans is ...