Whisky reception at Offshore Energy 16

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Looking for an offshore and heavy lift transport consultant? Our team will be attending Scottish Development International’s whisky reception at Offshore Energy 16. Please stop by to pick our brains about all things offshore, marine, and heavy! We look forward to seeing everyone at ‘The Square’, Hall 5 on Tuesday 25th October 2016 at 16.00 – 17.00pm!

Come visit us at Offshore Energy 16!

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Malin Group are excited to be exhibiting at Offshore Energy 2016 in Amsterdam between October 25th and 26th. Offshore Energy is an annual event focused on the complete offshore energy industry, from oil & gas to wind and marine energy. Please feel free to come along and visit us at stand 5.062. Registration to attend is easy and can be done here.

The Retrofit Bandwagon

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Numerous companies are now claiming to offer ballast water management (BWM) retrofit engineering assistance – but how many of them are truly capable of doing so? Are owners being offered truly impartial compliance advice? September 2016 was a busy month in the world of ballast water management (BWM). The long awaited BWM Convention was finally ratified, and the fabled United States Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval applications were finally submitted by a number of BWM manufacturers. At long last, the proverbial line in the sand has finally been drawn. However, September was a busy month for another reason – the …

Project Cargo Charterparties…A Primer

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Questions we are often asked by our clients revolve around the difference between the typical charterparties used for projects we undertake and so I thought it might be useful to give a very high level overview here. The subject of charterparties and bills of lading has many volumes of legal and technical guidance devoted to it and so only the most rudimentary treatment can be given here, therefore, I apologise in advance if this is overly simple for most readers but hopefully there is something of interest for those relatively new to the industry. I would also stress that I …

#merchantnavyday – What Does the Merchant Navy Mean to You?

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“What does the Merchant Navy mean to you?”

This was a question recently posed by the Chamber of Shipping to seafarers and marine cadets. An interesting thought and one worth posing to the wider audience of industries that benefit from the skills and services of this essential group of individuals.

From Our Archives – Delivery of “Sir Crawford” to Georgetown, 1935

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This week’s article looks at the 1935 delivery of the newly built dredger vessel, the Sir Crawford, from the ship yard on the Clyde to Georgetown, in what was “British Guiana” until the country won its independence from the UK in 1966. The shipbuilder, Fleming and Ferguson Limited expected that the vessel would be ready for the voyage in February 1935, and contracted Henry Abram Limited to collect the vessel and deliver her to her new owners “with all convenient speed.” Before departing from the Clyde, the vessel was inspected by the Public Health Department. Ships would need to meet …

From Our Archives – Delivery of the Compania Swift De La Planta

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  This weeks post looks at the delivery of the cattle vessel Compania Swift De La Planta No9 from the ship yard, George Brown & Co, in Greenock to Buenos Aires, a journey that would take nearly two months to complete. This delivery came with some added risk, with Argentina under the rule of dictator General Jose Felix Uriburu, after a military coup in 1930 which ended democracy in the country until the 1980’s. The possibility of war breaking out in Argentina was reflected in the war risk clause in the insurance documents attained prior to John Abram and his crews departure …

Malin Group Video – Hunt Class Project

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Earlier in 2016, Malin group moved a vessel from the water to the ship build shed in Portsmouth. A successful project all round, and we also captured some great footage of the move.