INTERTANKO A Guide to the Vetting Process, 13th Edition (eBook)

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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.

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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 Port State Control

Selection of ships for Port State Control

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

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


Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE)

SIRE Documents

SIRE Technical Guidance

Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI)


Vetting Company Requirements


Ampol Management Services Pte Ltd


Andeavor Maritime Company


Atlantic Technical Management Inc






Borealis Polymers N.V


BP Shipping Ltd




Chevron Shipping Company LLC




Dow Chemical


Emirates National Oil Company Ltd (ENOC)


Energy Transfer Partners (Formerly Sunoco Logistics Partners)


ENI Trading & Shipping S.p.A






Idemitsu Ship Vetting Services




Koch Shipping Pte Ltd


Kuwait Petroleum Corporation




MISC Maritime Services Sdn Bhd (MMSSB)


Motor Oil (Hellas) Corinth Refineries S.A


Neste Oil




P.M.I. Trading Ltd


Petrobras – Petroleo Brasileiro S/A


Phillips 66


Preem AB


PTT Marine Group


Qatar Petroleum


REPSOL Trading S.A








Saudi Aramco Products Trading Company (Aramco Trading Company – ATC)


SGS Nederland BV


ShipVet Services Ltd


ShipVetting VOF (Enagas & Trafigura)


Total SA


Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation (TUPRAS)


Viva Energy Australia



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Related Port State Control Information


Guidelines for Port State Control related to the ISM Code (PSC)

List of Certificates and Documents (PSC)

Port State Control and Regional MoUs (PSC)

PSC Codes for Deficiencies/Detention (PSC)

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

Age, CAP & Officer Matrix Summary

INTERTANKO Benchmarking Databases

INTERTANKO Model Vetting Inspection Clause 2009

INTERTANKO Tanker Chartering Questionnaire 88

INTERTANKO Vetting & PSC Vetting Inspection Feedback System

Newbuilding Vetting

Newbuilding Table

OCIMF-SIRE Inspection Request Form Requirement, Singapore

OCIMF-SIRE Vessel Incident Repository (VIR)

Q88.Com 398

Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA 3)

Terminal Vetting Database 413

The Multiplicity of Acceptability of Ship Inspections

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 the past 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, as part of

the company’s management team ashore and as part of an oil major’s marine risk assurance team.

Maritime transport poses various risks in terms of safety of life, environmental pollution and loss of property. Readers

will agree that eliminating risk completely is difficult to achieve; however, it is the ever-demanding expectations of

society and our customers that we must satisfy. In response to these expectations, companies and organisations that

provide business to the marine transportation industry are increasingly sensitive to any form of risk. It is, therefore,

the ability of shipping companies to demonstrate that they are able to reduce or eliminate risk by using riskmanagement

techniques as part of their company quality and safety management systems that will make them

potential business partners.

Vetting is the process which the oil-majors, 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 years in the maritime industry, I have in one way or another been involved with INTERTANKO and its

Vetting Committee – the entity that conceived and developed this invaluable guide for the industry.

INTERTANKO responds to many enquiries for up-to-date information on the different vetting and ship-inspection

requirements of oil 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 oil-companies, Port State authorities and the INTERTANKO Vetting

Committee, brings together the requirements of these stakeholders to provide our Members the information they

require. Continuous improvement is a key aspect of risk management and is one that INTERTANKO strives to meet.

Feedback is key to ensuring continuous improvement in any process and INTERTANKO has developed a number

of platforms to facilitate this. Its Vetting and Port State Control Inspection Feedback systems, as well as its Terminal

Vetting Database, are useful tools for the owner/operator and ship’s Master in ensuring fair ship inspections, as well

as for enhancing safety at ports and terminals. Also the development of the Incident Repository is another example

of the results of INTERTANKO’s close cooperation with OCIMF.

As Chairman of the Vetting Committee, I cannot understate the importance of understanding the risk-management

values and principles that are employed by the oil companies, charterers and Port State authorities. This guide, now

in its 12th Edition, will provide shore-based personnel a better understanding of these systems and will help them

comply with various vetting requirements.

Although the 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. For

this edition, we have turned the section on Port State Control (Section 1) into a separate publication, which we feel

will be valuable for those dry bulk and container operators that may not need the guidance on vetting.

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.

I strongly recommend this as a standard publication in all office and ship libraries.

Alan Johnson

NYK Line

Chairman, Vetting Committee

INTERTANKO is the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners. INTERTANKO has been the voice of independent tanker owners since 1970, ensuring that the liquid energy that keeps the world turning is shipped safely, responsibly and competitively.

Title: INTERTANKO A Guide to the Vetting Process, 13th Edition (eBook)
Number of Volumes: 1
Number of Pages: 42
Product Code: WS1724EA
Published Date: August 2019
Binding Format: Hardback
Book Height: 303 mm
Book Width: 216 mm
Book Spine: 25 mm
Author: Intertanko

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