Grand Bahama Shipyard has received ISO 9001 accreditation from the international certification body, Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd. Mr.
Graham Brown, Vice President of Lloyd's Register North America Inc.
presented the certificate of approval to the company on August 28 at the shipyard.
The accreditation has been achieved in less than three years after the start-up of the operation and it is one of only a handful of such accreditations for industrial organizations in the Bahamas. It confirms that the quality management systems in place at the shipyard meet the highest International Standards and it endorses the commitment from the company and all it's employees to continually improve the way in which operations are managed.
Chris Millman, CEO said "All of the effort and investment we have made in achieving this standard is a sign of how seriously we take our quality issues and the speed with which we have gained our accreditation is a testament to dedication and skill of our workforce. The certification highlights the fact that a vital goal has been reached in our aim to create a world-class ship repair facility here on Grand Bahama. Our quality management systems, which have now received accreditation on an international stage, will help us to ensure that we maintain the highest standards for our services and that we reach our goal which is to exceed customer expectations each and every time we repair a ship." Currently in the shipyard is Carnival's 70,367 git cruise vessel Fantasy, which is expected to stay for some five weeks.
Much of the work is interior refurbishment, which is being carried out by Belfast's Mirvan.
GBS is one of the industries new arrivals, only opening for business during the late nineties. Locationally ideal for the cruise vessel repair industry, GBS has already completed a number of large repair and refit projects in this industry, and looks to maintain a leading position for the years to come. However, GBS management are also keen to increase the market share for more conventional ships trading in the area. The yard has already looked at the gas carrier market, and to improve their chances in this trade, has spent time and money in training for the workforce. To this end GBS has received certification from Norway's Det Norske Veritas (DNV) to verify that it has recently successfully completed a 'Liquid Natural Gas carrier' training and familiarization program.
Chris-Marine, a world leader in diesel engine maintenance equipment, has published a full-color brochure on diesel engine maintenance tools for large-bore, medium-speed and auxiliary diesel engines. Solving the emerging problems of diesel engine maintenance has been the main drive at Chris-Marine
Chris Marine U.S.A., Inc., a service oriented company, provides onsite and in-shop machining, onboard overhaul, technical direction and engine performance evaluation for large slow-speed and mediumspeed diesels as well as turbocharger repair, rebuild and service. An agreement has recently been
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Puerto Rico Marine Management Inc. (PRMMI), agent for Navieras de Puerto Rico, recently announced the appointmment of Chris Hayes as port manager in Baltimore. Mr. Hayes, who began his career in the maritime industry in 1963 with U.S. Lines and then with Sea- Land, originally joined PRMMI in 1974
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of United Tanker, have joined Lexington in the capacities of vice president-engineering and assistant vice president- operations, respectively. Chris Vournas, formerly associated with Winco Tankers, Inc., has been appointed controller, and Elvira Randisi, also formerly of United, has joined as
without complete and systematic tank testing. Written discussion was presented by Peter Fisher, Matson Navigation, and oral comments were offered by Chris D. Barry, Morris Guralnick Associates, and Robert S. Boston, U.S. Coast Guard. Discussers noted that the suggested system would, if successful, radicall
Chris Charman took over as Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) in December of last year. IMCA’s Chief Executive leads the IMCA secretariat and is responsible for delivering the association’s extensive global work program. Charman, perhaps not widely known to our North
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Range Interceptor program, whose craft the addition of the 10-meter, Fast-Attack Interceptor. are subjected to some of the worst environmental condi- Chris Toller, Project Manager, Patrol and Military Crafts tions while underway or stored on the back of the National for MetalCraft Marine US, oversaw