The registry said Smith’s LNG expertise will set Liberia apart from other flag states.
Smith brings to his new role at LISCR over 20 years of experience as an officer in the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Before his retirement last month, Smith was head of the USCG Liquefied Gas National Center of Expertise where he was responsible for executing the USCG’s entire liquefied gas safety, security, and environmental compliance mission around the world.
Prior to his assignment at the National Center of Expertise, he held positions as the Supervisor of Marine Safety Detachment Brownsville, industry secondments as HSSE and LNG Marine Advisor to Cheniere Energy and Excelerate Energy, and was a flag-state and port-state Senior Marine Vessel Inspector in Houston.
“Dallas is a great addition to the LISCR team and his unique industry experience in LNG sets us apart from other flag states by having such a highly qualified in-house subject matter expert. We have seen an increase in our LNG newbuilding orders for Liberia, and expect this will continue with Dallas joining our team and solidifying LISCR as not only a leader in the offshore sector, but for LNG,” said Alfonso Castillero, coo of LISCR.
Long trusted as a leading ‘expert flag’ in the gas and offshore field, Liberia has strengthened its in-house technical and commercial capabilities for LNG and Offshore and will provide its fleet with both regulatory and commercial expertise and understanding what the clients need.
The opening of the Houston office to further support gas and offshore clients is expected to further increase this service delivery for the Liberian fleet.
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