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Lloyd s Register issues Safety Alert regarding fake safety equipment

Unitor emergency escape breathing device sets Lloyd s Register issues Safety Alert regarding fake safety equipment regarding Unitor emergency escape breathing device sets (EEBD) sets.Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS), a manufacturer of EEBD-sets, has contacted Lloyds Register to advise that fake EEBD-sets have been found in service. On receipt of a batch of EEBD-sets for annual inspection, it was discovered that the bags and EEBD-sets were fake copies of the Unitor/MSA type Uniscape 15H. We have been further advised that the fakes do not work as they are supposed to and will create an extremely dangerous situation for the user when they are needed for escape.You can view further information by clicking here.Source: Lloyd's Register

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Lloyd s Register Americas moves its Houston-area operations to a new regional headquarters

The move responded to greater market demand for integrated technical solutions Lloyds Register Americas, Inc. has moved its Houston-area operations to a new regional headquarters to capitalise on the growing opportunities arising from the new regulatory regime in the Gulf, a thriving merchant marine business and concerns about global warming.The move, which has consolidated five separate businesses under one roof, responded to greater market demand for integrated technical solutions in the increasingly interdependent and complex marine and energy sectors."Ensuring the operational efficiency of your assets and the safety of a modern workforce requires a deep understanding of the critical interactions between people, technology and process. As a leading technical-assurance provider, we are increasingly being asked to provide integrated solutions," said Paul Huber, President Lloyd's Register Americas, Inc. "Bringing all of the diverse skill-sets of our people under one roof ensures that we can consistently deliver what industry needs."Huber said new regulations arising from the Macondo well disaster 14 months ago and increased calls for independent technical oversight had reshaped the opportunity landscape for organisations such as Lloyd's Register.The move to the new regional headquarters brings together Lloyd's Register Energy Americas, Inc. (formed last year by the merger of Lloyd's Register ...

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Record attendance at LNG seminar in Busan

Featuring industry specialists as well as Lloyds Register speakers This seminar was the second in a series of three LNG as Fuel seminars, featuring industry specialists as well as Lloyds Register speakers. A total of 125 delegates, mainly from Korea, heard the early findings of a Lloyds Register bunkering study, the latest LNG fuel tank arrangements, the IGF Code and how the latest regulations affect the future of LNG as Fuel.Why is Lloyd's Register holding these seminars?Growing global interest in LNG as Fuel and how to manage, maintain and develop it is the theme ofthis series of cross-industry seminars run by Lloyds Register for shipowners and operators, shipbuilders and marine cluster specialists.Panels of industry speakers at the seminars in London (April 20), Busan (June 13) and Vancouver (June 22) are helping our clients and associates understand the real design issues, regulations and bunkering developments behind the use of LNG as Fuel.Latifat Ajala, Lloyd's Register's Marine Market Analyst (third from left), answers a question from the floor with panel chair Lloyd's Register's Thanos Koliopulos (left), and panellists Wartsila's Byung Sam Ahn (second left) and MAN's Ole Groene (right)Source: Lloyd's Register

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International Salvage Union welcomes the publication of the new edition of Lloyds Open Form

Maintains the key feature of no cure no pay The International Salvage Union (ISU) has welcomed the publication of the new edition of Lloyds Open Form (LOF).The new edition of the contract, LOF 2011, has been published by Lloyds Salvage Arbitration Branch. It follows amendments to LOF 2000 and to the Lloyds Standard Salvage and Arbitration (LSSA) clauses.LOF 2011 maintains the key feature of no cure no pay but there have been a number of changes, which aim to improve the contract in the light of developments.Two new clauses have been added. The first enables publication of LOF Awards on the Lloyds Agency website. It is intended to make the process more transparent and inclusive. The second requires the salvage contractor to notify Lloyds within 14 days of their engagement to render services under LOF 2011.Changes to the LSSA clauses include new provisions with regard to guarantees for the Arbitrator and Appeal Arbitrators fees and, again, publication of awards.The Lloyds Salvage group which includes representatives from the salvage industry, shipowners and the insurance community (property and P&I) - has worked for the past 18 months to develop the new contract.ISU president, Todd Busch, said: The ISU welcomes the publication of ...

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