USA. Lloyd's Register classes International Shipping Partners Sea Voyager to offer accommodation for Haiti relief workers

Friday, 19 March 2010


Sea Voyager has been accepted into Lloyd’s Register class following two weeks of sea trials in Jacksonville, Florida on the St. Johns River. The vessel, in lay-up since 2002, will have an important mission: providing accommodations for World Food Programme (WFP) staff engaged in relief efforts in earthquake-stricken Haiti. Lloyd's Register North America, Inc. surveyors worked closely with the management company, International Shipping Partners, and the US Coast Guard to verify the vessel was in compliance with all necessary rules and regulations before its departure for Haiti.

A proven track record with International Shipping Partners made Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc. the first choice when Sea Voyager needed to be brought out of layup in a short timeframe. “We have found Lloyd's Register to be the most efficient and organized option for classing passenger ships, and we have a very close relationship with the Passenger Ship Support Center in Miami,” says Kenneth Engstrom, Executive Vice President at International Shipping Partners. “The Lloyd's Register North America, Inc. surveyor in Jacksonville worked well with the Coast Guard representative to cover their respective areas of responsibility.”

The diligent work to prepare Sea Voyager for this assignment supports Lloyd's Register North America, Inc’s efforts to uphold the safety of life, wherever and however it can. “Conducting the sea trials quickly and thoroughly required everyone involved to work together and stay focused on the main goal: to get a safe and compliant ship to Haiti as soon as possible,” says John Hicks, Manager of the Passenger Ship Support Center, Miami. “Through mutual respect and teamwork, we were able to achieve our goal and send a much-needed resource to the WFP workers in Haiti.”

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 March 2010 )