This book follows each chapter of the SIRE Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ) and provides guidance on the responsibilities for each question. The purpose of this guide is to assist a ship’s staff in preparing both themselves and the vessel for a ship inspection.
Vessels' Practical Guide to Vetting (formerly Seafarers' Guide to Vetting Inspections) is the result of an INTERTANKO Vetting Committee initiative and has been written for all officers and crew on board to enable them to better understand the content and requirements of the SIRE Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ). The guide concentrates on each chapter of the VIQ individually and provides details of the responsibilities for each question.
Vessels' Practical Guide to Vetting should be used in conjunction with the latest edition of the OCIMF-SIRE VIQ.
The purpose of this guide is to assist a vessel’s staff to prepare both themselves and the vessel for a ship inspection.
The importance of consistently successful ship inspections cannot be understated, without these vessels will have extreme difficulties to trade.
Good and thorough preparations will not only show an Inspector the competency and professionalism of the crew, but also how well the vessel is managed.
This publication follows each chapter of the latest version of the SIRE Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ) and provides guidance on the responsibilities for each question in the VIQ. Each ship owner, ship management company/operator or technical manager, referred to from here on in this Guide as "the company" should, under their own Safety Management System (SMS), have their own allocations of such responsibilities on board.
Ships’ staff must also understand that for SIRE Inspectors to maintain their accreditation, they are required to undergo an audited inspection, which is one observed/audited by a more senior SIRE Inspector. This will be explained during the opening meeting onboard. The Master should have been told to expect this by his company because the company is always asked if they will permit this during an inspection. It is incorrect to think this will result in many more observations being raised – this is simply not the case and statistical analysis clearly proves this. It should also be noted that if the SIRE Inspector being audited fails the inspection, the report will still be completed and issued by the senior auditing inspector. We, as INTERTANKO would hope and request individual companies to respect and allow such audits to be completed on their vessels.
Chapter 1. General Information
Chapter 2. Certification and Documentation
Chapter 3. Crew Management
Chapter 4. Navigation and Communications
Chapter 5. Safety Management
Chapter 6. Pollution Prevention
Chapter 7. Maritime Security
Chapter 8. Cargo and Ballast Systems – Petroleum
Chapter 8. Cargo and Ballast Systems – Chemical
Chapter 8. Cargo and Ballast Systems – LPG
Chapter 8. Cargo and Ballast Systems – LNG
Chapter 9. Mooring
Chapter 10. Engine and Steering Compartments
Chapter 11. General Appearance and Condition
Chapter 12. Ice Operations
Inspection Close-out Meeting
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- Number of Pages:
- Published Date:
- July 2019
- Binding Format:
- Book Height:
- 300 mm
- Book Width:
- 210 mm
- 0.6 kg