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

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...

LOC London manages MWS project for LNG construction in the Arctic

LOC London is acting as the marine warranty surveyor, providing independent third-party design review and approval of marine operations including load-out, seafastening, transportation, shipping and offloading of cargo dedicated to the transportation...

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 ...