Pre-Vetting Inspection is one of the more effective ways of identifying key issues onboard and rectifying any deficiencies prior to cargo Major Vetting Inspections. From experience, we know that long sailing time, quick port turn-around, mere negligence and lack of familiarity with such inspections contribute to a bad vetting inspection result. Our pre-vetting inspector boards the vessel a day or two in advance of the actual SIRE inspection and take a swift inspection of the vessel so as every aspect of the inspection is checked and prepared prior to the vetting inspector boards vessel. If required, 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.
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.