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.
Chris Davis Joins TMC in Medway
TMC is pleased to announce that Chris Davis joined our Medway office in August 2016.
Chris spent 14 years at sea, during which time he served on a variety of vessel types.
He started his seagoing career in 2002 as a Cadet with Clyde Marine Training and worked on Multi-purpose/heavy lift general cargo, large Ro-Ro/container, dredgers and offshore supply vessels.
Chris subsequently worked for BP Shipping between 2006 and 2008 gaining experience carrying crude oil, products, LPG & LNG throughout the world and at the time held both Oil and Gas Dangerous Goods endorsements.
Since 2008 until coming ashore in 2016 Chris has worked in the Offshore industry, sailing on offshore support vessels as 2nd Officer and then Chief Officer/Senior Dynamic Positioning Officer (SDPO) and has been involved in a range of projects in both the oil & gas and renewable energy sectors.
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TMC are pleased to announce the appointment of four new directors to its operational board in London.
Gianluca Rolff – Master Mariner,to view profile click here.
Ian Hodges – Master Mariner, to view profile click here.
Marcus Cave – Naval Architect,to view profile click here.
Yusuf Soomro – Master Mariner, to view profile click here
Our congratulations go to these new directors who will bring new energy and ideas to the board in order to drive TMC forward.
Following a heavy list incident in January and subsequent salvage of the MODERN EXPRESS in February 2016, TMC were instructed to supervise and oversee the discharge of the distressed cargo of timber and machinery on board.
Following the discharge of the cargo TMC were further instructed to oversee the weighing operation of all timber cargo as part of the investigation into the cause of the initial incident. TMC surveyors attended on site in Bilbao, Spain for the duration of the discharge and weighing operations which were completed at the beginning of June.
TMC joins the expanding Marine & Offshore division of Bureau Veritas
TMC are pleased to announce that, as of 3rd May 2016, TMC joined the expanding Marine & Offshore division of Bureau Veritas, a leading provider to the international marine industry.
This is a strategic alliance that will provide TMC with technical synergies and greatly enhance the services we can offer to existing and new clients while at the same time continuing our plan of further geographic expansion.
It will be very much “business as usual” at TMC as we retain our identity as a recognised brand, and will maintain our high standards of service to the P&I, marine insurance, legal and shipowning clients.
Tony Bowman / Chairman
Stephen Tierney / Managing Director