The Woodlands , TX 77380
One Partner, Worldwide Support
LOC is a leading international marine and engineering consultancy. We have been providing advice and support to the shipping and offshore energy industries for over forty years.
LOC is an independent marine and engineering consultancy and survey organisation, providing high quality services to the shipping and offshore energy industries.
LOC was established in London in 1979. Since then, we have developed into an international, multi-disciplinary organisation, with offices across the world. Our team now comprises over 350 professionally qualified personnel.
LOC’s broad experience and multi-skilled team is valued by clients from almost every sector of the maritime industry. These include P&I clubs, marine and energy insurers, energy companies, ship owners and charterers, admiralty lawyers and government bodies.
Products & Services
Dynamic Positioning - Services Offered
We perform thorough audits, inspections, and trials of vessels fitted with dynamic positioning (DP) systems. This can include annual audits, trials prior to certain operations and FMEAs (Failure Mode Effects Analysis) surveys.With extensive knowledge within Dynamic Positioning, we can assist with:Failure mode and effect analysis for both new build and existing DP vesselsGap Analysis of FMEA's, Proving Trials, DP Annual Trials & Ops. ManualsDP Proving Trials, DP Annual trials, 5-Yearly verification trialsDP capability analyses, including HAZIDs (Hazard Identification Study) and capability plotsDynamic Positioning accident and incident investigationsNew build and conversion disputes for DP vesselsPreparation of DP operations manuals
Marine Warranty Surveys
Marine Warranty Surveyors A Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) provides independent third-party review and approval of high value and/or high risk marine construction and transportation projects, from the planning to the execution stages. LOC acts as Marine Warranty Surveyor either on behalf of underwriters and their assureds, or for self-insured clients. Our marine surveyors have experience in every possible marine environment – including deepwater projects at depths approaching 3000m. From single voyage approvals right through to major offshore energy projects, our marine surveyors have the knowledge to ensure that risks are minimised. To help our clients understand Marine Warranty Survey (MWS) requirements, we have our own Guidelines for Marine Operations. We use web-based technology to manage multi-site projects, which our clients can access to keep track of progress. Through our international network of offices, our marine surveyors can work with you wherever your project is based.
Marine Casualties LOC is at the forefront of responding to marine casualties and emergencies worldwide. We have worked on marine casualties of all scales, including some of the largest and most complex incidents in recent history. Our global network of offices means that we can respond rapidly to any situation. Wherever you are, LOC staff will arrive promptly at the scene to provide advice and support to accidents and casualties offshore. Our marine casualty services we provide have never been better. Below is a selection of the services we can provide to marine casualties: Cargo Damage Cargo Liquification Fixed Object Damage Hull & Machinery Marine Pollution and Prevention Marine Salvage & Wreck Removal
Marine Engineering Consultants
Marine Engineering Services & Consultancy LOC offers a comprehensive range of marine engineering services & marine engineering consultancy. This can include the load-out, transportation and installation of offshore oil and gas facilities, the decommissioning and removal of offshore structures, alternative energy (such as offshore wind farms), ports and harbours and general maritime transportation. Our Marine Engineering Services are composed of experts who collaborate efficiently with other discipline engineers to attend to your offshore needs. From Dynamic Positioning Audits and Inspections to Risk Management and Procedures,
Surveys, Inspections and Audits
LOC undertakes an extensive range of surveys, inspections, and audits. While instructions are often for work on a specific vessel or facility, we also work with multiple vessels and even entire fleets. Due to our international network of offices, we can survey and inspect vessels and facilities anywhere in the world.Some of the services we offer include:eCMID / OVIDMission Equipment SurveysCondition SurveysDue DiligencePre-PurchaseHatch Cover Integrity TestingPre & Post Charter (On & Off-Hire)
Financial / Insurance / Legal
- Legal Services
Naval Architects / Marine Engineers
- Naval Architects
Training / Education / Certification
- Training & Education