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Successful Completion of the ABL Singapore Marine Familiarisation Course

We are delighted to announce the successful completion of this year’s Singapore Marine Familiarisation Course. This two-day course, conducted in collaboration with ST Engineering Marine – Tuas Yard Singapore, aimed to introduce marine insurance professionals to the practical and technical aspects of ship damage repairs, salvage techniques, and cyber security in the maritime industry.

The event commenced at the ABL offices in Singapore, where participants were welcomed by the ABL directors. The first day’s agenda included a comprehensive presentation on dealing with engine room flooding, followed by a tour of the ST Engineering Marine Tuas Road Shipyard. Participants had the opportunity to observe the shipyard’s advanced capabilities in ship repairs & conversions. The tour provided valuable insights into the intricate maintenance and upgrade processes of various vessels, including dredgers and specialised subsea support vessels.

The second day featured two comprehensive presentations, the first on the future of marine alternative fuels and the decarbonisation push within the maritime sector, followed by cyber security challenges faced in the maritime sector, underscoring the importance of protecting maritime operations in today’s digital age. Following this, participants enjoyed a networking lunch and a tour of Singapore Port and Anchorages on a yacht. This segment provided an in-depth look at one of the world’s busiest and most strategic ports, showcasing its container transshipment operations and extensive anchorage activities.

The programme concluded with a debrief and Q&A session, where participants shared their experiences and insights gained over the two days. The positive feedback highlighted the programme’s effectiveness in bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application.

In 2021, Singapore Port ranked as the world’s busiest container transshipment port, handling approximately 2,000 merchant ships daily. The anchorage around Singapore hosts over 300 vessels at any time, making it a critical hub for global maritime activities. Our collaboration with ST Engineering Marine, a premier shipyard renowned for its customised shipbuilding and repair services, was integral to the success of this programme.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all participants from Singapore, China and Malaysia for their enthusiastic involvement. Special thanks to the ABL team and ST Engineering Marine for their dedicated support.

We look forward to continuing our efforts in providing top-notch training and fostering collaboration within the maritime industry.

ABL brings together the deepest pool of multi-disciplinary expertise to support all areas of shipping, from early advisory and technical due diligence, navigational planning, early engineering, vessel design and modifications, through to operations, with surveys, inspections and audits, as well as world-class marine warranty survey, to supporting in the minimising of losses with marine casualty management, salvage and wreck removal, and expert witness work.

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