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.
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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