LOC Group, the international marine and engineering consulting firm, is pleased to confirm that, following the appointment of Christopher Cox, a Maritime Electronic Data Analyst, the Group’s Marine Accident Data Analysis Suite (“MADAS”) technology, already in use for 4 years in LOC London, is now fully functioning out of LOC Singapore.

MADAS offers the technology to analyse and cross-reference various data sources including VDR (Voyage Data Recorders), AIS (Automatic Identification Systems), ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display & Information System), and VTS (Vessel Traffic Services), with the objective of determining precise causes of a marine incident.

LOC Shipping plans to further expand the offering of this technology, so it will be made available across the wider Group in the near future.

Christopher joins LOC Singapore after11 years as a Software Engineer. His role included designing software to analyse datasets and leading several projects which utilised MADAS software. Christopher graduated from the University of Southampton in 2008 with a degree in Software Engineering.

Olof Koning, Managing Director of LOC Group Singapore, commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Christopher to the LOC Singapore team. He has been invaluable in helping us launch our new MADAS technology offering. This innovative equipment will provide us with substantial and immediate information across various data sets to meet specific regulations for accident investigations. To ensure we achieve high levels of client service, we continue to assess and monitor our extensive services offering, and today’s announcement is a good example of us adding new services that we believe will be of value to the companies we work with.”