Vetting and fleet compliance

We are trusted by many of the world’s largest shipping lines to protect their assets through specialist advice and audits that promote safety and operational efficiency.

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Vetting and fleet compliance

Our approach is to work with you to develop a customised service based on the outcomes of a risk assessment and focused on your specific needs for certain types of vessel or operation. Our extensive work in damage and incident investigation to highlight to you these items which present the highest risk of failure, a few examples of which we include here.

Examples of risk.

Risk 1: Large container vessels that face a risk of grounding, especially in tidal water. We help mitigate this risk by focusing our auditing whether the company has a requirement for the minimum under keel clearance (UKC) AND if the vessels operating for that company can provide a record of compliance with that requirement.

Risk 2: Specialised reefer vessels face a risk of auxiliary engine failure, causing the refrigeration system on board to under-perform. We mitigate against this by auditing the company's requirements on maintenance and electrical capacity of the generators and auxiliary engines AND the compliance may be checked by performing load tests.

Risk 3: Our client has encountered problems with large tankers mooring at a river-jetty with strong currents. To reduce the reduce the risk of incident recurrence, mooring analyses may have to be conducted to provide an advice on mooring requirements. On board audits may subsequently be carried out during the mooring operations in order to ensure the required mooring arrangement is complied with, followed by a process of monitoring the moorings during the vessel’s stay at the jetty.

Our services designed to mitigate these and other risks include: