(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The RightShip inspection questionnaire has been expanded and revitalised as part of an ongoing inspections enhancement rollout during 2021.
RightShip new questionnaire has been designed to provide guidance where appropriate and more support during the inspections process. A Guide to Inspection is provided for many of the questions in the new questionnaire. This new feature will assist owner/managers in understanding industry expectations. It will also aid the inspector when answering the questions and completing the inspection report.
What’s in the Questionnaire
The questionnaire has been expanded to include more vessel type specifics, making it the most comprehensive inspections reporting tool in the dry bulk sector. The expanded scope of inspections covers statutory items as well as recommended and desirable items with reference to IMO, ISO, ILO, OCIMF, ICS, P&I Loss Prevention Bulletins, maritime publications and industry codes of practice.
Vetting Criteria Guide
The Vetting Criteria represents the RightShip minimum acceptable standard for them to recommend a vessel as a commercial partner. It has been designed in response to existing risks and challenges that occur in the daily practise of operating a vessel. This means that the Criteria needs to be updated as risks change over time, standards improve, and customers innovate new best practices in running and operating supply chains.
RightShip’s vetting standards are at the heart of RightShip’s ecosystem. The vetting standard was the inspiration for the Safety Score rules, bringing these two products together as many of the rules for which govern a Safety Score of 1 and Safety Score of 2 originate from the new vetting criteria.
Improved social responsibility measures were also essential. For example, RightShip has included the following binary criterion: “Any vessel Flagged with a country that has not adopted and ratified the 2006 Maritime Labour Convention and without an equivalent level of compliance (for example a valid ITF Agreement).” The dry cargo trade will now have MLC checks in place, with our vetting superintendents providing recommendations based on international maritime law and agreements with trade unions. This ensures that all charterers can more easily take social welfare into consideration every time they select a vessel for a voyage.