Brunei Gas Carriers (BGC) marked a significant milestone recently for being the first blue water shipping company in Brunei to be issued a Document of Compliance (DOC) by the Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam (MPABD).
The company is now officially recognised as a fully-fledged ship manager with BGC’s A-Class vessel S.S Abadi being the first vessel to be managed and operated exclusively under BGC’s safety management system, following the successful audits by Bureau Veritas.
Managing Director of BGC John Douglas Cook in his opening remarks highlighted on the significance of the company’s achievement that further demonstrates its commitment to realise its mission of developing the nation’s resources for safe, reliable and sustainable maritime transportation.
“BGC’s milestone would not have been achieved without the tireless efforts of BGC and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd. (STASCO) personnel both onshore and offshore over the past five years, all of whom have BGC’s thanks and sincere appreciation,” he said.
Cook added that the development of Bruneian seafarers has been a key focus area on BGC’s journey which it continues to increase their efforts in, to strengthen the company’s entire workforce in order to support its growth and staff development.
“BGC has always believed that investing in local talent will help to support Brunei’s Vision 2035 and further strengthen the country’s economy,” he said.
BGC was established in 1998 and since its establishment, the company aspires to develop its services and expand beyond the delivery of LNG.
The DOC was handed over to BGC’s Designated Person Ashore (DPA) Captain Mohammad Shahbrin bin Hj Ibrahim to MPABD Chief Executive Haji Mohd Salihin Haji Aspar.
In attendance at the event was who is also the chairman of the MPABD Board.
The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN