ARTICLE- Product Carrier Cargo Loss Prevention
TMC Attend Asian Marine Casualty Forum – April 2017
TMC attended the 2nd Asian Marine Casualty Forum at the Raffles Convention Centre in Singapore on 27th and 28th April 2017. The two-day event, coinciding with the annual Singapore Maritime Week, was a huge success with a large turnout of speakers, delegates and media. TMC were one of the more than forty sponsors that contributed to this free to attend event organised by London Offshore Consultants.
The opening presentation of the Forum was given jointly by TMC’s Technical Director, Colin Barker, and LOC’s Engineering Director, Paris Mangriotis. The presentation, Risk Mitigation in Wreck Removal, discussed the use of qualitative and quantitative risk analyses in wreck removal operations. The presentation provoked discussion regarding the use of quantitative risk analyses in some recent notable wreck removal contracts to assist with determining contract fixed pricing and the deletion of Clause 4 (change of method of work) and 7 (delays due to weather and equipment breakdown) from the standard BIMCO Contracts. This practice has become of increasing importance with the 2016 review by the International Group of P&I Clubs large casualty working group emphasizing the ‘need for clubs to be keenly focused on ensuring adequate and effective risk transfer mechanisms in contractual terms of engagement’.
TMC has been appointed by Steamship Mutual P&I Club on behalf of the ship owner to investigate the cause of the loss of the VLOC Stellar Daisy and the reason for a hull crack recently found in the hull of the VLOC Stellar Unicorn.
On 4 April 2017, whilst the MSC DANIELA was proceeding off Colombo, Sri Lanka on passage from Singapore to European ports via Suez Canal, a fire broke out in the deck containers stowed on board. TMC has been appointed by Maersk Line / Gard P&I to deal with the distressed cargo management related to several hundred containers, which are presently being discharged in Sri Lanka.
Reducing the risk of liquefaction – new guidance
TMC Marine, Bureau Veritas and the London P&I Club, have jointly cooperated to produce a booklet providing operational guidance for vessels that carry cargoes which may liquefy.
The purpose of this booklet is to provide general guidance and practical advice to masters, ship owners, shippers and charterers on the loading and the carriage of bulk cargoes which may liquefy, the risks associated with liquefaction and the precautions that can be taken to minimize these risks. It is not intended to replace IMO regulations and guidance notes or documentation forming part of a vessel’s safety management system; the guidance is a practical tool for all involved in the trade of such cargoes.
TMC are very pleased to have applied their long experience of investigating shipping casualties to this worthwhile project, and look forward to further such cooperation in the future. The booklet can be downloaded from:
Two more SCR’s for TMC
TMC is delighted to announce that Marcus Cave and Kevin Sibley have been appointed to the Lloyd’s Panel of Special Casualty Representatives (SCR), as of 1st January 2017.
These appointments, in addition to the two established SCR’s Stephen Tierney and Colin Barker, strengthens TMC’s capability and availability to respond to Clients requirements worldwide in both SCOPIC and other casualty management situations including the preparation of BIMCO type forms of contract.
TMC Medway Expands
Client loyalty has fuelled continued growth and TMC Medway has moved to larger offices. We are still at the heart of Kent with quick and easy access on the SE ports of the Thames and Medway rivers. All our contact numbers are the same as before and the office remains committed to both prompt and professional ship and cargo survey requirements 7 days a week.
Song Wang Joins TMC Singapore
TMC welcomes Song who is a naval architect and project engineer who has supplemented his strong academic grounding with more than eight years’ diverse professional experience. During employment with organisations including shipyards, oil and gas operators, EPC contractors and leading IACS-member classification societies, Song has completed concept studies, FEED, detailed design, transportation, installation, inspection, life-extension, project management and classification.
To view his profile, click here.
Paul Cayzer Joins TMC Medway
TMC would like to welcome Paul who joined TMC in late 2016, before this he was employed, for 14 years, by two well-known Marine and Cargo surveying companies, carrying out all manner of vessel and cargo related surveys, representing, amongst others, the interests of vessels owners, P and I, lawyers, charterers, cargo insurers, brokers and cargo receivers. Subsequently, Paul formed his own independent cargo surveying company, which successfully operated in the region for 10 years.
To view his profile, click here.
The London P&I Club – Loss Prevention Focus
TMC Marine have recently contributed to London P&I Club’s Loss Prevention Focus.
To view our articles (Issues 4,5 and 6) please click here.