The Liberian Registry solidifies its position as a leading LNG Flag State by hiring Mr.
Dallas Smith as the Director of LNG and Offshore Technology, and as General Manager
of the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry’s (LISCR) new Houston Office.
Mr. Smith brings to his new role at LISCR over 20 years of experience as an officer in the
United States Coast Guard. Before his retirement last month, Mr. Smith was head of the
USCG Liquefied Gas National Center of Expertise where he was responsible for executing
the Coast Guard’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.
Not only does Mr. Smith have deep experience in the LNG sector, but also on the Offshore
side having been present for MODU construction, inspection, and auditing.
LISCR’s Chief Operations Officer, Alfonso Castillero, says, “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. I am excited to have such a professional, and well-regarded expert join our
dynamic global team. I know Dallas will do a great job for us, and our clients.”
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 will further
increase this service delivery for the Liberian fleet.