Acquisition Brings Bibby into Marine Surveying
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.”