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This guide, now in its 13th edition, has become an invaluable tool to assist ship and office staff, charterers and oil majors gain a clear understanding to ensure the effective vetting of ships.The INTERTANKO Secretariat receives countless enquiries for up-to-date information on the different vetting and ship inspection requirements of oil and chemical companies, insurers and underwriters in addition to information pertaining to the various Port State Control requirements.
INTERTANKO recommends that this revised and expanded 13th edition is a MUST onboard each vessel and in every shore office to assist tanker crews and personnel ashore to better understand, and to be better prepared, for vetting inspections.
Guide to Port State Control and Regional MoUs
Introduction, Scope and Background to PSC
Port State Control Inspections
Professional Qualifications and Conduct of PSCOs
Deficiencies and Detentions
General Guide for Masters
A Guide for Masters – US Coast Guard Visits
Guidance for Companies
Selection of Ships for Port State Control
Guide to Port State Control and Regional MoUs
Port State Control – Abuja MoU
Port State Control – Black Sea MoU
Port State Control – Caribbean MoU
Port State Control – Indian Ocean MoU
Port State Control – Mediterranean MoU
Port State Control – Paris MoU
Port State Control – Riyadh MoU
Port State Control – Tokyo MoU
Port State Control – Viña del Mar
Port State Control Inspections in Australia
Port State Control Inspections in China
Port State Control Inspections in the United Kingdom
Port State Control Inspection in the USA
Code of Good Practice for Port State Control Officers
Detention Appeal and Review Procedures
Abuja Detention Review Panel Procedures
Australian Detention Review Panel Procedures
Black Sea Detention Review Panel Procedures
China Detention Review Panel Procedures
Indian Ocean MoU Independent Detention Review Panel
Mediterranean MoU Review Panel/Appeal Procedures
Paris MoU Detention Review Procedure
Tokyo MoU Detention Review Panel Procedures
United Kingdom Detention Review Procedures
Viña Del Mar MoU Detention Review Panel Procedures
Generic appeal letter for USCG interventions
Guide to Vetting Inspections
A Guide to Ship Inspections
SIRE PSC Repository
Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI)
Vetting Company Requirements
AMPOL Management Services Pte Ltd
Borealis Polymers NV
BP Shipping Ltd
Chevron Shipping Company LLC
ENI Trading and Shipping S.p.A
Emirates National Oil Company Ltd (ENOC)
Idemitsu Ship Vetting Service
JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
Koch Shipping Pte Ltd
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
MISC Maritime Services SDN BHD (MMS)
Motor Oil Hellas S.A.
NuStar Energy LP
Petrobras – Petroleo Brasileiro S/A
P.M.I.® Trading DAC
PTT Marine Group
REPSOL Trading S.A.
Saudi Aramco Products Trading Company (Aramco Trading Company – ATC)
SGS Nederland BV 302
Shell International Trading & Shipping Company Ltd (STASCO)
ShipVet Services Ltd
Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation (TUPRAS)
Viva Energy Australia
Related Port State Control Information
Guidelines for Port State Control related to the ISM Code
Port State Control and Regional MoUs
PSC Codes for Deficiencies / Detention
Report of Inspection in accordance with IMO Port State Control procedures (Form A)*
Report of Inspection in accordance with IMO Port State Control procedures (Form B)
Related Vetting Information
Newbuilding Vetting and Dry-Dock Checklist
Age, CAP and Officer Matrix Summary
INTERTANKO Benchmarking and Performance Monitoring tools
INTERTANKO Vessel & PSC Inspection Feedback Systems
Terminal Vetting Database
Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA 3)
INTERTANKO Model Vetting Inspection Clause 2009
INTERTANKO Tanker Chartering Questionnaire 88
OCIMF-SIRE Inspection Request Form Requirement, Singapore
OCIMF-SIRE Vessel Incident Repository (VIR)
OCIMF-SIRE PSC Repository
Streamlining the Inspection Process
Maritime risk – what is it and how do different organisations address risk? As a mariner and one who has been involved in the marine transportation business for over 40 years, I have had to address maritime risk through different lenses and perspectives – as an individual on a ship, as part of the shipboard management team and as an auditor, as part of the company’s management team ashore and as part of INTERTANKO’s Vetting Committee.
Maritime transport poses various risks in terms of loss of life and limb, environmental pollution and loss of property. Readers will agree that eliminating risk completely is difficult to achieve; however, it is the everdemanding expectations of society and our customers that we must satisfy. In response to these expectations, companies and organisations that make use of the marine transportation industry are increasingly sensitive to any form of risk.
It is, therefore, the ability of shipping companies to demonstrate the use of risk management as part of their company quality and safety management systems that will make them attractive business partners. Vetting is the process which energy companies, charterers and Port State authorities use to manage risk when assessing a vessel. A successful “vetting” is, therefore, a vessel’s “ticket to trade”.
During my many years in the maritime industry, I have in one way or another been involved with INTERTANKO and its Vetting Committee which conceived and developed this invaluable guide for the industry. INTERTANKO responds to many enquiries for up-to-date information on the different vetting and shipinspection requirements of energy and chemical companies, terminals, insurers and underwriters as well as for information pertaining to the various Port State Control requirements.
This Guide to the Vetting Process, compiled with the assistance and support of the vetting departments of energy companies, Port State authorities and INTERTANKO Members, brings together the up-to-date requirements of these stakeholders
As Chair of the Vetting Committee, I cannot understate the importance of understanding the risk-management values and principles employed by energy companies, charterers and Port State authorities. This guide, now in its 13th Edition, will provide shore-based personnel a better understanding of these and will help them comply with various vetting requirements.
Although the main aim of this publication has been to assist INTERTANKO Members with information and guidance on ship-inspections and vetting processes, it has become the “go-to” publication for the wider shipping industry. It is completed and supported by the revised and updated: “Vessels’ Practical Guide to Vetting” – a must have guide for ships’ staff.
There are too many individuals and organisations to thank for their contributions and hard work to include here, however, I would like to offer particular thanks to INTERTANKO’s Vetting Committee and its Secretariat.
Capt. Steve Hardy
Chairman, INTERTANKO Vetting Committeelang="en-US"