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Brookes Bell featured in ITN programme for UK Chamber of Shipping

Brookes Bell have been featured in the ITN production "A Maritime Nation". The video can be viewed below:

Bob Vart moves to Consultancy Role

Bob Vart has eased back from his role as Managing Director and full time Partner in Brookes Bell Hong Kong to take up a consultant role with us. He will be winding down his work gradually and will remain as a Director of BBHK whilst handing over day to day responsibility to the other Partners. Our thanks to Bob for his help over the years – as an engineer and for joining with us and welcoming us back to Hong Kong in 2011.

London International Shipping Week

Brookes Bell are again Bronze Sponsors of London International Shipping Week. LISW will be the ‘must attend’ event of 2015, offering over 100 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry – regulators, charterers, ship owners, ship managers, bunker suppliers, lawyers, ship brokers, bankers, insurers, insurance brokers, commodity traders and brokers, ship suppliers, port operators, shipping service providers and many more.

The sell-out one-day LISW Conference and Gala Dinner, both on Thursday 10 September, will attract the very highest level government and shipping leaders from the UK and around the world to crown what promises to be another amazing week.

Wreck Removal Completed

With over 400 assignments carried out so far in 2015, one recent success was the refloating and removal of a bulk carrier casualty. Brookes Bell project managed the wreck removal operation from invitation to tender to successful conclusion on behalf of the Swedish Club.

Easing Back

Graeme Bowles takes up a consultancy role from 1 July. On behalf of all of us in Brookes Bell, we wish you all the very best Graeme and thank you. It has been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to seeing you in the future in your new consultant role. Graeme will still be available for SCR and some other work whilst he gradually winds down his present cases.

New Recruits in July

Brookes Bell welcomes aboard Tina Lalitha (Support staff Singapore) and Abbie O’Brien (Support staff Sidcup).

Filming Completed

Brookes Bell have completed filming for an ITN News film production for the UK Chamber of Shipping which will be featured at the London International Shipping Week.

Brookes Bell Summer Party

Many Clients and our own staff from the whole group enjoyed our Summer Party held in June at Balls Brothers.

Our Charity efforts continue

Following our very successful sponsorship and participation in the RASI (Row around Singapore Island) expedition, a Brookes Bell team of cyclists are riding from Lands End to John O’Groats in September. Serious training is underway and sponsorship is sought for three charities who will benefit from their efforts. If you would like to donate, you can do so at

New Recruits in June

Brookes Bell welcomes aboard Joseph Hume (Metallurgist, Liverpool office due to relocate to Singapore soon).