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09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
Registration and coffee
10:00 - 10:15 15 mins
Info
Chair's welcome and QuickFire Exchange
  • Chairman Dughall Aitken - Chief Executive, Spica Services Group

Introduce yourself, learn about fellow attendees and share your personal objectives for the seminar

10:15 - 11:00 45 mins
Info
Guidelines and regulations for bulk cargoes at risk of liquefaction: updates and revisions to IMSBC Code
  • Ken Grant - Director, Minton Treharne & Davies (S) Pte Ltd
  • What does the Code say?
  • Definition of A, B and C cargoes
  • Maximum moisture content level
  • Recent changes to the Code
11:00 - 11:15 15 mins
Coffee and networking break
11:15 - 12:00 45 mins
Info
Causes and consequences of liquefaction
  • John Allum - Regional Director (HK), Hawkins
  • Main causes of liquefaction
  • Regional variations: where are liquefaction cases most common and why?
  • What happens when a cargo is subject to liquefaction?
  • Case studies
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
Audience feedback and discussion
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 45 mins
Info
Verifying the cargo: how to equip the master with knowledge and confidence to reject suspect cargoes
  • Dughall Aitken - Chief Executive, Spica Services Group
  • What can masters do before, during and after accepting potentially liquefying cargo?
  • Testing and sampling - are crew able to carry these out?
  • The Can Test
  • Checking certificates
  • Managing the commercial pressures for loading/unloading
  • Mitigating risk
  • Loss prevention 
14:15 - 15:00 45 mins
Info
Managing claims: what do shipowners and charterers need to know in face of an incident
  • Chris Metcalf - Partner, Clyde & Co

Owner and charterers' liabilities and obligations under time charterparties

  • Who is liable?
  • How will claim be managed?
  • Case studies
15:00 - 15:45 45 mins
Info
Salvage issues for a liquefaction casualty
  • Lee Hiok Liang - Naval Architect, T&T Salvage Asia Pte Ltd
  • Salvage response management
  • Cargo dumping procedure and removal of liquefied cargo
  • Loss prevention
15:45 - 16:00 15 mins
Audience feedback and discussion
16:00 - 16:05 5 mins
Chairman's summary and close of workshop