Captain Heming all aboard at LOC

LOC Group has appointed Captain Chen Heming to LOC China’s shipping team, further growing its Special Casualty Representative (“SCR”) capability.

Capt. Chen joins an existing worldwide team of SCRs at LOC, which includes Kevin Highfield and David Ireland, in the Americas and Vaughan Williams, Nicolas White and Jon Walker in Singapore. Captain Heming will be based in LOC Shanghai.

Captain Heming is a highly experienced Master Mariner, Salvage Master and Tow Master, with more than 30 years’ experience in the shipping industry. He has commanded many maritime rescue operations as Salvage Master. He is a recognised industry expert in offshore towing operations, specifically of large modules and structures, and has overseen numerous towing operations.

He contributed as a special expert in discussions and finalising of “Towage Guidelines of Towage at Sea 2011”, published by China Classification Society (CCS) and for “Technical Rules for Statutory Inspection of Maritime Towing 2011”, published by the Maritime Safety Administration.

Heming is also a recognised lecturer for China Pacific Insurance and Ministry of Transport.

This appointment will further build on LOC’s strong reputation and skillset in marine casualty and salvage operations, as well as the Group’s expansion and capabilities within the shipping industry.

Wenchao Shi, Managing Director or LOC China, commented: “This is a key appointment for both LOC in China and the wider Group’s shipping capabilities. It further strengthens our established worldwide team of SCRs and reflects the Group’s commitment to providing a best in class offer across the Chinese and Asia markets.

Jonathan Walker, Group Director for Shipping in Asia Pacific, commented: “We look forward to welcoming Captain Chen Heming to the team. He has a strong background and valuable experience, which will build on LOC’s established reputation in Salvage, Wreck removal, and Towage. His contribution will be a key support to delivering on client needs and objectives.”