Bibby Ship Management Acquires Murray Fenton (India) Surveyors Ltd

The Bibby Ship Management Group Ltd recently acquired Murray Fenton (India) Surveyors Limited through Bibby Ship Management India Pvt. Ltd,. The group will see India's service offering expand into marine, cargo and offshore surveying including marine audit services. Its operations will be based in Mumbai and Gujarat. Future geographic expansion into other areas of India was included in their plan.

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

Bibby Ship Management welcomed Capt Kapil Dev Bahl,who spent 17 years at sea, including 5 years in command,. His expertise include 25 years in marine surveying and ship vetting, Captain Bahl joined 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.

Ed Rimmer, Chief Executive Officer, Bibby Ship Management Group said ‘We're delighted to announce the acquisition of Murray Fenton (India) Surveyors Limited and look forward to working with Capt Bahl and his team. We have great plans for Bibby Ship Management and we're excited for what lies ahead for 2014."

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. In addition, the services shall expand to include offshore audits such as FMEA, vessel assurance and acceptance audits; sire inspections; vetting inspections; new build supervision and pre-purchase inspection.

(Mia Lapis-Nebre, News Agent-Manila)

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