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

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...

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 ...

What to expect in 2016 by Rutger Bierman for Oil and Gas Asia

MOVING into 2016, operators in Singapore and across Asia are in survival mode. They are engaged in trying to keep their tonnage operating, much of which is laid-up as regional projects are thin on the ground. Many are operating simply at or even b...

The importance of being an expert

The expert witness is often the unsung hero of a court hearing or arbitration. They take a completely independent stance and apply their in-depth knowledge to shed light on complex technical issues that are often at the root of a dispute. With milli...

Harnessing experience to create innovation

Marine warranty surveyors traditionally provide independent third-party review and approval of marine construction and transportation projects. The scope of work may cover documented procedures, structural analysis, operations and selection of marine...