Port State, Flag, Class and Oil Majors – Strategies for stress-free inspection
Inspections such as by Port State, Flag, Class and Oil Majors are now a fact of shipping. There is no doubt that these inspections have helped improve safety standards in shipping; the number of sub-standard ships has reduced and it is now difficult for rogue operators to endanger life at sea or damage the environment.
Every action has its side effects; inspections are carried out on all ships and are stressful times for a ship. Such inspections can determine the commercial success of a ship, the results are one of the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of the ship and of the Company and the ultimate aim is to clear each and every inspection with a clean record. Detentions or deficiencies, on the other hand, can lead to loss of time, reputation and ultimately earnings.
Having been part of several…
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