Acquisition Brings Bibby into Marine Surveying

Posted by Michelle Howard
Friday, November 08, 2013
Kapil Dev Bahl, Bibby Director – Technical Services

Bibby Ship Management Group Ltd. announced the acquisition of Murray Fenton (India) Surveyors Limited. The acquisition was made via Bibby Ship Management India Pvt. Ltd., and will see India’s service offering expand into marine, cargo and offshore surveying including marine audit services. Operations will be based in Mumbai and Gujarat, with geographic expansion into other areas of India planned for the future.

Bibby Ship Management welcomed Capt. Kapil Dev Bahl. With 17 years at sea, including five years in command, followed by 25 years in marine surveying and ship vetting, Capt. Bahl brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Bibby Ship Management. He joins Bibby as Director – Technical Services and will head Bibby’s drive into this business. He is currently assisted by a capable team which is able to cater for the current business and is expected to grow with the business.

Murray Fenton (India) offers a wide range of marine surveying services, including marine hull and ship condition assessment, cargo surveying and marine audit services. The business brings with it a team of professional and experienced Master Mariners and Marine Engineers from the main fleet and offshore sectors, and is set to expand with the addition of a Naval Architect / Structural Engineer to the team.

Prakash Agarwal, MD of Bibby Ship Management India Pvt. Ltd., said this acquisition would significantly enhance the services offered by Bibby’s India operations.

He said, “Marine surveying and audit services is an avenue which has been on our horizon for a while. With the acquisition of Murray Fenton (India) Surveyors Limited, we have taken a significant step into this area, while ensuring we continue with our reputation for providing professional and focused services to our esteemed clients.”

  • Ed Rimmer, Chief Executive Officer, Bibby Ship Management Group

    Ed Rimmer, Chief Executive Officer, Bibby Ship Management Group

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter February 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

SunEdison Restrained from 'Unusual' Asset Transfers

Solar company SunEdison Inc said a U.S. court has restrained the company from making any unusual asset transfers until a hearing in a lawsuit brought on by investors

Maersk to Scrap Ships at India's Alang Beaches, NGO Dismayed

Maersk Line said on Friday it had chosen four shipbreaking yards along India's Alang beaches to handle an increase in vessels that need to be scrapped, to the dismay

Teknotherm Marine Moves HVAC Arm to Bergen

Maritime heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) firm Teknotherm Marine has established a new subsidiary is established with the name Teknotherm Marine HVAC AS.

News

Nordana Sea Delivered to Symphony Shipping

After successful sea trials, M.V. Nordana Sea was delivered to Symphony Shipping on February 11, 2016. Constructed by builder Ferus-Smit in the Netherlands (yard number 419),

NATO Ships Arrive in Batumi

This morning, four NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) arrived in Batumi, Georgia for a scheduled visit in an effort

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs to Least in 6 Years

U.S. energy firms this week cut oil rigs for an eighth week in a row to the lowest levels since January 2010, data showed on Friday, as energy firms continue to

Surveyors

BMT Provides Ferry Design for River Murray

BMT Design & Technology Pty Ltd (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has completed a design project for the South Australian Government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

DNV GL, RS Ink Cooperation Deal

DNV GL’s Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen recently met with Konstantin Palnikov, Director General of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), at the RS head office in St.

Drones Allow Surveys Without Scaffolds

DNV GL has completed several tests using drones to support hull surveys of vessels. Using drones to visually check the condition of remote structural components

Mergers & Acquisitions

Nautilus, Metro Move to New HQ in Long Beach

After more than 92 years of operating from various locations in Wilmington, Calif., Nautilus International Holding Corp., along with its subsidiaries Metro Ports,

Rosneft, Pietro Barbaro Form JV for Shipping

Rosneft and Pietro Barbaro S.p.A. signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the scope of creating a Joint Venture (JV) in the area of international shipping. The

QP, Chevron Ink Offshore Moroccan Deal

Qatar Petroleum has reached an agreement with Chevron Morocco Exploration Ltd., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, to acquire a 30% participating interest from

 
 
Maritime Security Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1363 sec (7 req/sec)