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NAVEXCON

20 September 2016

The Standard Naval Exercise Contract, NAVEXCON, was developed for the short-term charter of merchant ships to participate in military navigational exercises. In order to properly train military personnel in navigation techniques and to familiarise them with the handling of modern merchant tonnage, regular training exercises are conducted by many navies. This type of training is also useful for familiarising merchant navy personnel with the sort of pilotage techniques likely to be encountered in time of conflict. The latest edition of this contract is NAVEXCON, issued in 1996.

Basic guidance in understanding ice navigation

23 October 2019

To have a basic understanding of ice navigation, this section provides useful references for members to have an overview of the various types of ice-information services available in the world as well as some guidance on the types of ice formation and conditions for ships operating in ice-covered waters.    

Ashok Srinivasan

10 April 2019

Ashok is Manager, Maritime Technology and Regulation at BIMCO and is responsible for coordinating BIMCO’s initiatives on a variety of technical, operational and regulation related matters. He represents BIMCO at international organisations such as International Maritime Organization(IMO), International Association of Classification Societies(IACS) on aforementioned matters. He is educated as a master mariner, dynamic positioning officer, and marine lead auditor. He also holds an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Copenhagen Business School. He is an experienced seafarer with 18 years of experience in the maritime sector. He started his career with A.P.Moller Maersk and has sailed on a variety of ships including containers, car carriers, oil tankers (crude and product), gas tankers (LPG and LNG) in the maritime shipping (13 years) and platform supply vessels & cable layers in the offshore sector (3years). Ashok has also been a visiting faculty at the marine colleges in India, where he taught navigation, safety and cargo related courses to budding seafarers. He is certified as a lead auditor and integrated marine auditor by LRQA (Lloyds register quality assurance). He has conducted quality, safety and security audits on several ship types and helped prepare ships for external class audits (ISM, ISPS and MLC audits), and industry vetting inspections such as OCIMF-SIRE, CDI inspections. 

Aron Soerensen

13 February 2018

Aron Soerensen is Head of Maritime Technology & Regulation at BIMCO. He represents BIMCO on marine, operational and related matters at international organisations such as International Maritime Organization, ISO, International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) and International Hydrographic Organization (IHO). His tasks include negotiating, monitoring and disseminating relevant conventions and developing international standards, regional/national requirements, and assessing their impact on BIMCO members. He was BIMCO’s project leader on the 2015 BIMCO/ICS Manpower Study, and has worked on cyber security development and software maintenance standards. Following a career at sea as a deck officer, Aron taught apprentice deck officers at nautical institutes in Denmark and subsequently joined the Danish Maritime Authority, working with safety of navigation in Danish waters.

Maite Bolivar Klarup

23 June 2017

Maite Bolivar Klarup is BIMCO’s General Manager in Singapore. Maite joined BIMCO in 2016 and her main role is to provide information and advice to members on a variety of key issues- from piracy to bunker quality and navigational safety. Maite is also responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with all relevant maritime governmental and inter-governmental authorities in the region and to create awareness of all of BIMCO’s activities and benefits for potential members. She has more than 17 years of international maritime experience from Southeast Asia, Europe, North and Latin America. She holds an Executive Master of International Business Administration in Shipping and Logistics from Copenhagen Business School.