Friday, January 2, 2015

The Second Public Workshop of the FAROS project took place on the 30th of September, 2014. The venue was the Dipoli Congress Centre, part of AALTO University, in Otanemi, Espoo (Just outside Helsinki, Finland). The one-day conference featured presentations and discussions on a range of technical areas including:

  • Effects of ship design on human performance
  • Risk models developed for the FAROS project
  • Ship modelling and optimisation approaches incorporating human factors

Full details can be found at

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

After completing his cadetship in 1983 Jack remained at sea as an engineer officer until 1989 when he enrolled as a mature student at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne obtaining a Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1993. Shortly after graduation Jack joined Lloyd’s Register as a  Surveyor and  remained with  LR for 3  years undertaking marine,  industrial  & offshore surveys, leaving to become a Technical Superintendent, working for ship owners in both London and  Dubai.

In   2000   he   joined   Teekay   Shipping   in   Vancouver,   Canada,   initially   as   a Superintendent then as Technical Manager in the Standards & Policies group, before being appointed as Managing Director and Fleet Manager of Teekay’s new office in Hamburg, Germany. After  spending  3  years  in  Hamburg  Jack  moved  to  Singapore  as  General  Manager  with AET Ship Management, responsible for a fleet of crude tankers (40+ vessels) that specialised in STS operations, mainly off the US Gulf coast. After leaving AET in 2010, Jack co-founded his own consultancy business in Singapore in 2011, specialising in managing repair/refurbishment projects for marine & offshore clients and being involved with a number of high-profile offshore projects in Singapore.  Jack joined Brookes Bell Singapore in June 2014.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hong Kong Office has today successfully completed its external audit with LRQA and anticipates receiving their ISO9001:2008 certificate in the next few weeks, joining other units in the Group who are already accredited, some since 1995.  Thanks to all involved.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Dimitris Kozikopoulos commenced working as a Naval Architect for the Glasgow Office on 16th June. He will be working under Luis Guarin.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

January 2015 brings in the next phase of sulphur emission controls through MARPOL.  There are number of issues that will affect ship owners and charterers.  Our Chris Fisher has produced a Client Information Circular entitled "Bunker Fuel for Consumption in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) from January 2015" which you can download by clicking here

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dave Spence (Hull and Machinery Damage), Penny Cook (Liquefaction of Bulk Cargo), Chris Fisher (Bunkering) and Alan Chapman (Salvage and Wreck Removal) will be giving lectures at the above workshop as part of the Maritime, Logistics & Energy programme during the International Festival for Business in Liverpool.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Following on from a 40 year tradition of "Sharp End" courses in Liverpool, Hong Kong's "At The Sharp End" course was launched recently and greatly enjoyed by all. The two days were jam packed with visits to Hong Kong’s marine traffic control tower, the MTS container terminal, a floating dock and a ship bridge simulator, as well as a tour around a state-of-the-art tug boat and lectures. The course culminated in a harbour tour by launch boat, which gave the delegates the opportunity to see the busy waterways and port infrastructure.  Delegates commented that "it was a truly comprehensive course and the most rewarding use of two days".

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Brookes Bell were pleased to attend the RINA Annual Dinner 2014 with guests from the industry.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hong Kong office's second seminar was a lively event inside the venue and outside as the spring monsoon rains lashed down. 25 clients from 13 companies attended.

Robert Vart presented the Human Factor in Engine Breakdowns, while Dominic Tasker discussed the IMO Energy Efficiency Design Index.