March 25 - Marine engineering consultancy, LOC Group (London Offshore Consultants), has named John Quarrington as group marine warranty surveying manager, based in London, and Mark McGurran as Asia regional hull & machinery co-ordinator, based in Singapor

Quarrington will be supporting the group energy services director (Alex Harrison) with the continued development of LOC's global marine warranty surveying activities across its 33 offices. A master mariner by background, Quarrington has worked for large engineering consultancies and oil companies around the world taking the lead on a range of oil and gas projects. He has many years of experience in marine warranty surveying and has developed extensive relationships in the insurance markets in Houston,
Singapore, Dubai, Oslo and London.

McGurran brings 12 years of seagoing experience up to chief engineer plus a further 10 years' as a marine surveyor and salvage engineer. His particular expertise is in marine casualty investigations including groundings, machinery damage, collisions, total losses, sinkings and offshore asset damage.