A RightShip inspection provides a validation of a vessel’s condition and the application of its management system. The inspection result informs the vetting and selection process of our customers.
A vessel inspection will be required for:
- all dry bulk vessels 8,000DWT+ at 18 years of age (until 01 January 2018 when this will change to 14 years), and
- vessels which meet other criteria set by individual customers or when a customer requests an inspection is undertaken.
Please note that an inspection has a 12 month validity – so from 18 years of age (or 14 years come 01 January 2018) 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 term 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.
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) .