Analysis

Analysis

LOC has access to a broad range of engineering software which our naval architects, structural and civil engineers use to analyse the most complex of problems. We routinely undertake detailed analysis of mooring systems ranging from deep water catenary systems to alongside fender restrained systems using MOSES, ORCAFLEX and OPTIMOOR software packages.

LOC can draw on our engineering analyses to provide independent technical support and advice to owners, salvors or insurers following a shipping casualty, during salvage or wreck removal operations or as part of subsequent casualty investigation for dispute resolution.

LOC performs transportation analysis using SafeTrans software to assist in the planning and verification of safe marine transports, heavy lift operations, wet and dry tows and self-propelled voyages for all types of vessels and cargoes.  These transportation analyses are complimented by stability and sea-keeping analyses using GHS and MOSES.

Our structural analysis services include third party verification of structural calculations, independent strength assessment of components and forensic analyses to determine the cause of structural failures.  We use finite element analysis software in addition to first principles engineering, including STAAD Pro, SACS, FEMAP and NASTRAN.

Our Analysis Expertise

Cargo Disputes

We provide expert advice at all stages of the marine claims and disputes process, including marine accident investigatio...

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Cargo Disputes

Analysis

LOC has access to a broad range of engineering software which our naval architects, structural and civil engineers use t...

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Analysis

Cargo

We provide expert services for cargo damage & cargo liquefaction. There are many types of cargo carried at sea. LOC’s ...

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Cargo

Condition Surveys

LOC’s experience and expertise ensure that we are instructed by other interests to complete surveys and studies for du...

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Condition Surveys

Marine & Engineering Consultancy

Marine & Engineering consultancy covers a wide variety of activities, our role is part of the risk assessment and manage...

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Marine & Engineering Consultancy

Casualty

The experience and specialist knowledge of LOC’s technical staff enables us to investigate claims, provide expert opin...

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Casualty

FMEA / FMECA

LOC is the leading provider of FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis) and FMECA (failure mode, effects and criticality...

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FMEA / FMECA

Collisions & Groundings

LOC is frequently instructed to assess the damage resulting from vessel collisions and groundings on behalf of the vesse...

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Collisions & Groundings

Marine Warranty Survey

LOC has been acting as MWS on behalf of underwriters, their assureds, the assured’s contractors, or for self-insured c...

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Marine Warranty Survey

Marine Accident Investigation

LOC can offer a fast and cost-efficient service for clients that need an accurate presentation of any collision, allisio...

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Marine Accident Investigation

Risk & Safety

LOC’s multi-disciplined technical staff have a broad knowledge range of risk management, safety practices and procedur...

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Risk & Safety

Fixed Object

LOC’s maritime civil engineers have been instructed on over 2000 fixed object damage (FOD) investigation cases in more...

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Fixed Object

Dynamic Positioning

LOC is specialised in the assessment of all kinds of DP vessels with DP notations DP-1, DP-2 and DP-3. We have a track r...

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Dynamic Positioning

Personal Injury

We have a proven track record of successful investigation of personal injury, root cause analysis and provide recommenda...

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Personal Injury

Studies

LOC is a leading provider of expert technical advice and support across a wide spectrum of marine industry topics. We ha...

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Studies

Hull & Machinery

LOC’s technical experts can investigate the cause, nature and extent of damage or failure, as well as offer accurate e...

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Hull & Machinery

Industry Standard Audit

We have extensive experience with many standard formats including CMID (Common Marine Inspection Document) (main and sma...

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Industry Standard Audit

Port

We provide expert services relating to ports and terminals. ...

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Port

Technical Support

LOC has a broad spectrum of technical expertise throughout our offices, providing global coverage to match our clients...

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Technical Support

Pollution

LOC’s technical experts have attended major pollution incidents, and have also provided marine pollution prevention ad...

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Pollution

Surveys, Inspections & Audits

We have undertaken an extensive range of surveys, inspections and audits in all parts of the world and on behalf of man...

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Surveys, Inspections & Audits

Shipyard Construction

LOC has the capability and experience to support throughout the construction of any type of marine asset being built, an...

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Shipyard Construction

Salvage

LOC’s track record of marine salvage consultancy extends over 35 years and includes involvement in some of the worlds ...

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Salvage

Advisory and Due Diligence Services

LOC experts have extensive experience performing pre-purchase surveys for a variety of clients. LOC offers pre-purchase ...

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Advisory and Due Diligence Services

Vessel Assurance

LOC provides a bespoke vessel assurance process to determine that a vessel and / or its equipment meet contract and oper...

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Vessel Assurance

Voyage

The experience and specialist knowledge of LOC’s experts, means that we are able to investigate claims, carry out anal...

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Voyage

Wreck Removal

LOC’s track record as independent technical experts advising vessel owners and insurers in some of the world’s most ...

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Wreck Removal

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LOC contributes to the Nautical Institute’s Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence, volume 2

The Nautical Institute has recently launched a second volume in the Collecting Maritime Evidence series which has a special focus on electronic evidence – what it is, how to…

Contract award with Brunei Shell Petroleum

LOC Group, a leading provider of services to the offshore oil and gas industry, is pleased to announce that it has signed a three-year contract with Brunei Shell Petroleum…

LOC successfully co-hosts panel debate for LISW19

Today, LOC and Clyde & Co. co-hosted a panel debate on “Container Ship Casualties, Causes & Consequences – the industry debates” in conjunction with LISW19.