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BV Appoints Barrow as Vice President

Bureau Veritas has announced that it has appointed David Barrow as Vice-President for its Marine & Offshore South Asia Zone. He succeeds Kerem Kiper, who has already taken up the post of Vice-President, Middle-East, Africa and India.Based in Singapore, Barrow is responsible for leading the development and delivery of new activities and services for Marine & Offshore for the region. Alongside this, Barrow will be at the helm of a number of key accounts and will ensure compliance with both Group and Marine & Offshore Division standards.With over 35 years of experience in the maritime industry

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Synergy Group Launches iCALL Help Line

of Marine Assurance (MA), the organization within Chevron Shipping Co. LLC responsible for managing marine risk, explained the lengthy vetting processed undertaken by MA before vessels were chartered by Chevron.Another highlight was the presentation by Mike Holliday, Marine & Offshore Manager for South Asia at Lloyd’s Register, who addressed how digitalization is transforming shipping.“On behalf of Synergy Group, I wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to all our distinguished guests for making this year’s Surabhi a truly memorable event,” said Capt Unni.“Despite your

Matthieu de Tugny  (Photo:  Bureau Veritas)

Donche-Gay Steps Up to BV Group Role

. Having joined Bureau Veritas in 1994 he has worked in a number of important roles, gaining experience world-wide. In 2002, he became Marine Chief Executive for France and in 2007 he was appointed Marine Chief Executive for North America, subsequently becoming Vice-President, Marine & Offshore, South Asia. He is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale de la Marine Marchande and the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité in France.   

Sonnie Groombridge (Photo: Ferguson)

Ferguson Names Groombridge APAC Manager

Ferguson, specialist provider of DNV certified containers, tanks, refrigeration, accommodation and workspace modules to the offshore energy industry, has appointed Sonnie Groombridge to the new role of APAC Business Unit Manager. Based in Perth Australia, Groombridge joined the business in 2011 as the Australian Operations Manager and was then appointed to the position of Australian Business Unit Manager in 2013. In his new role he will be responsible for the company’s activities in the Asia Pacific region, spanning East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania.  

Kemp: Gulf Migrant Workers Will Be Biggest Victims of Oil Shock

Saudi Arabia's army of migrant workers will be among the biggest losers from the slump in oil prices and the impact will reverberate to poor countries across the Middle East and South Asia where many of them originate.   Saudi Arabia relies more heavily on migrant labour than any other large country except neighbouring United Arab Emirates, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.   The oil boom brought an unprecedented influx of migrants mostly from poorer countries in the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia.   The number of migrants resident

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Darley Named LR Americas Regional Marine Manager

his present position last month, Darley had been with Lloyd’s Register for the last 15 years in various operational and business roles. He has served in a wide variety of leadership positions within LR to include positions in the United Kingdom, Middle East and Asia. Most recently, Darley led the South Asia Area.          He assumed the position from Tim Protheroe, who will continue as the Operations Director for the Lloyd’s Register Americas region.   Darley graduated from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom with a 1st Class Hons degree in

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Campaign Targets Improved Ship Recycling Conditions

job”, as announced by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform.   IndustriALL, which represents 50 million workers in 140 countries, calls upon governments to make the shipbreaking industry safer for workers. The trade unions stress the precarious working conditions for shipbreaking workers in South Asia, usually migrant workers hired by subcontractors, as well as the exposure to various health threats including toxic substances and industrial accidents. The global union launched a dedicated website featuring campaign materials, related documents and videos, as well as a model letter to governments

Matthieu de Tugny (Image: Bureau Veritas)

Bureau Veritas Selects New Offshore Lead

Section. After experience in Korea, he was appointed, in 2000, as Containership and Bulk Carrier Manager. In 2002, he became Chief Executive for Marine France. In 2007, he was appointed Marine Chief Executive for the United States and Canada. Since 2012, Matthieu de Tugny has been Vice President, South Asia Zone for the Marine & Offshore Division.   Matthieu de Tugny said, “At a time of falling and volatile oil prices we can bring added value to the sector, with expertise to get the best out of existing assets.&rdquo

Chirag Bahri (L) with two SL crew and families of Albedo, Ranjan Perera of ITF (centre back) and Dr Samarasinghe (R).

Two Piracy Survivors Back to Sea - MPHRP

quality and not thinking only of money. We really appreciated the kind gestures of Geocean and "M" International Pvt (LTD) to provide job opportunities to them on board ship. This will definitely end the prolonged worries and subsequent trauma. Chirag Bahri, MPHRP Regional Director South Asia, while thanking the industry, said "Most of the seafarers affected by maritime piracy in South Asia have re-joined maritime life and have been provided with job opportunities by the shipping industry. The industry has recognised and supported those affected with humanitarian considerations

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