The purpose of these inspections is to assist vessels in successfully completing Cargo Major Inspections. The Pre-vetting Inspection helps the crew in identifying key areas of focus and rectifying any deficiencies prior to vetting inspector boards vessel. The pre-vetting inspection can also be combined with join-inspection, where our attending surveyor will be present on board to assist the crew with the vetting inspection. Any deficiencies/observations noted during the vetting inspection can be corrected on the spot to the satisfaction of the vetting inspector.
Cargo Majors or Petroleum Terminals generally conduct an inspection of the 3rd party vessels against standards of safe vessel operation developed through inputs of various stakeholders in the industry. Based on the rating of the vessel’s condition, these cargo majors permit the vessel to carry their cargoes or allow them to operate on their terminal. Commercially, it is very critical to have your vessels endorsed by cargo majors in order to increase the commercial engagement of the fleet.
Pre-vetting Inspections are a snapshot evaluation of your operating procedures, implementation, and condition of the vessel and her equipment. It is crucial to keep your vessels prepared all the time for vetting to maximize commercial opportunities.
We have specially designed ship inspections based on the SIRE program and RightShip for Oil & Chemical Tankers or Bulk Carriers to evaluate the preparedness of the vessel for the upcoming vetting inspections. This service usually involves a visit to the vessel, preferably during cargo operations. We provide truly independent advice on potential gaps, risks and how to mitigate them.