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INSPECTIONS
A RIGHTSHIP INSPECTION PROVIDES A VALIDATION OF A VESSEL’S CONDITION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

RightShip may require a physical inspection of a vessel by experienced inspectors before it will consider recommending the vessel to our customers. The inspection result informs the vetting and selection process of our customers.

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DRY BULK INSPECTION

A RightShip inspection provides a validation of a vessel’s condition and the application of its management system. The observations of Inspectors feed back into the vetting process, providing critical control to improve safety and inform the vetting practices of RightShip customers.

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A vessel inspection will be required for:

  • all dry bulk vessels 8,000DWT+ at 14 years of age, and
  • vessels needing to meet other criteria set by individual customers or when a customer requests that an inspection is undertaken.

Please note that an inspection has a 12 month validity – so from 14 years of age a vessel inspection is required every 12 months.

A vessel inspection may also be required when:

  • RightShip Qi rates it as a high risk vessel
  • a detention has been recorded resulting (or likely to result) in prosecution subsequent to MARPOL or SOLAS infringement, and
  • major repairs or modifications have been undertaken.

At customer request (normally associated with time charters), a RightShip dry inspection is undertaken to obtain first-hand validation of a vessel’s condition and operational capability, and complements the scope of Port State Control, International Safety Management and Class assessments.

As of January 2018, all RightShip dry inspections now include a voluntary Health and Wellness Assessment, which considers the living and working standards of the crew and the influence this can have on wellbeing, safety and performance at work.

The RightShip global team of inspectors are DNV GL certified and trained to look at the overall safe working condition of a vessel and whether it adheres to industry best practices.

The list of deficiencies and recommendations provided to an owner at the conclusion of the inspection is not a definitive list on all matters requiring attention, but provides a list of examples that present an overall impression about the management of the vessel.

Deficiencies that are considered to be of a serious nature and a safety or environmental risk are reported to the relevant classification society or flag by the ship owner for review. When class or flag are satisfied with the action taken by the ship owner to close the deficiency, evidence will be provided to RightShip.

An inspection usually takes approximately two working days (1 – 1.5 days for Handy size vessels) and a dry vessel inspection will cost approximately US$7,500 (US$6,500+/- for Handy vessels). The benefit of a RightShip inspection accrues across all customers and is typically undertaken at the discharge port to minimise disruption to the vessel.

To access a copy of the Inspection Assessment Report click here.

Request a Dry Bulk Ship Inspection

Click below to be directed to the Request a Dry Bulk Ship Inspection form and complete all mandatory fields. A confirmation email from RightShip will be sent acknowledging your successful ship inspection request. If you do not receive confirmation, your request has not been received.

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WITH OVER 100 ACCREDITED SIRE INSPECTORS LOCATED WORLDWIDE, RIGHTSHIP IS ABLE TO COORDINATE INSPECTIONS QUICKLY, EFFICIENTLY AND WITH MINIMAL COST TO SHIPOWNERS.

TANKER INSPECTIONS

RightShip conducts SIRE inspections on oil, chemical and gas tankers throughout the world.

Inspecting on behalf of BHP Billiton Petroleum Ltd, all inspections are conducted according to the latest OCIMF guidelines for SIRE inspections. All inspection reports are reviewed by experienced RightShip superintendents before being uploaded to SIRE under the BHP Billiton Petroleum Ltd token.

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With over 100 accredited SIRE inspectors located worldwide, RightShip is able to coordinate inspections quickly, efficiently and with minimal cost to shipowners.

Inspections can be conducted while the vessel is loading or discharging cargo, involved in ship-to-ship operations in designated lightering areas or when the vessel is idle at anchor, provided safe access to the vessel can be arranged for the inspector.

For further information please contact tankerinspections@rightship.com.

Request a Tanker Inspection

Click below to be directed to the Request a Tanker Inspection form and complete all mandatory fields. A confirmation email from RightShip will be sent acknowledging your successful ship inspection request. If you do not receive confirmation, your request has not been received.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS ASSESSMENT

Since the ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, the working and living conditions aboard a vessel have been a consideration in RightShip’s inspection process. Building on this initial integration, RightShip has now developed a voluntary Health and Wellness Assessment.

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Supporting the Sustainable Shipping Initiative social responsibility agenda, the self-completion assessment recognises the influence that living and working standards have on seafarer wellbeing, work performance, safety and employee retention.

The assessment will consider factors that are not immediately evident through a physical inspection of a vessel’s condition (including shore leave and family support) with the aim of recognising and rewarding ship owners and managers who go beyond compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention (2006).

RightShip inspectors have been trained in its use and rollout of the assessment is currently in its trial phase. For more information, please contact vetting@rightship.com

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