November 6 - London Offshore Consultants (LOC) has opened an office in Mumbai, India.

Located in the district of Vile Parle East, the new office is close to Mumbai's international and domestic airports, as well as many of LOC's key shipping and energy clients.

Paul Miles, regional head of the Middle East, India and Caspian for the LOC Group, and Mark Lomas, director of LOC Middle East and India, will oversee the management of LOC Mumbai during the initial stages.

LOC has also recruited marine engineer Rohan Murray and Valentine Dias as a marine consultant.

"LOC has been very active in India for a number of years and we are very optimistic that this office will grow in the current expanding market," said Miles.