Mr Kenyon joins the Registry having come from Holland America Group, where he was Manager of Technical Operations, Auditing and Compliance and Chairman of the Fleet Health, Environmental, Safety and Security Committee. His previous experience includes 12 years as a vessel inspector and investigator with the State of Washington Department of Ecology Spills Prevention Programme and over two years as a Marine Surveyor for American Bureau of Shipping in Los Angeles.
The Liberian Registry takes a highly proactive approach to the investigation of maritime casualties, personnel accidents and other related incidents with the objective of preventing marine casualties and marine incidents in the future. Its Investigation Division has, over the past decade, earned a superior reputation for conducting marine investigations with speed, efficiency and competence.
Incidents which come within the remit of Liberia’s Investigation Division may include events directly involving a ship, such as a casualty, a contravention of rules or regulations or an oil spill. Casualty investigations also include investigation of possible violations of law or failure on the part of personnel, shipowners, or ship operators. They may be personnel-related, such as death or injury, failure to properly perform duties, crew grievances, or acts of fraud or misconduct.
Mr Kenyon said: “I have seen first-hand the responsible and proactive manner in which the Liberian Registry responds to investigative issues. It is an exciting new career challenge for me to now be part of the registry’s decision-making process in this respect, and I look forward to working with LISCR’s team of experienced maritime professionals.”
Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, says, “Dodge has almost 30 years’ experience of working in the shipping industry in both the public and private sector. His first-hand knowledge of safety, loss prevention, and technical and operational compliance will prove invaluable to the registry and its continually expanding fleet.”
The Liberian Registry is one of the world’s largest and most active shipping registers and has long been considered the world’s most technologically advanced maritime administration. It has a long-established track record of combining the highest standards of safety for vessels and crews with the highest levels of responsive service to owners.