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Marine Audits and Pre-Vetting

Vassallo Associates has CDI certified Inspectors and perform CDI Inspections in Europe. We also perform pre-CDI and Vetting Inspections. We perform navigational audits and internal ISM and ISPS audits both onboard and ashore by Certified Auditors.

ISM Internal Audits
The ISM Code requires Shipping Companies to have procedures for conducting both internal and external audits to ensure the ship as well as the shore organisation is adhering to that set out the Safety Management System. We offer certified and experienced ISM Lead Auditors available to perform ISM audits onboard ships as well as on Shipping Companies ashore.
ISPS Internal Audits
The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) require Shipping Companies to have procedures for conducting both internal and external audits to ensure the ship is doing what is documented in the Ship Security Plan. We offer experienced Internal Auditors available to perform ISPS audits onboard ships.
Pre OCIMF Vetting & Pre CDI inspections
The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), the Oil Companies association, introduced their Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) in 1993. In the SIRE programme tank ships are vetted against OCIMF’s Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ). Having proper vetting records is of imperative importance for tank and chemical ships, and we can assist through an external pre-inspection of the vessel prior to a SIRE/CDI inspection.
Pre-OVID inspections
In 2010 the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) introduced the Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID), which is an Inspection Regime for Offshore Vessels similar to the SIRE Inspection Regime for tank ships. In the OVID programme offshore vessels are vetted against OCIMF’s Offshore Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (OVIQ). We can assist through an external pre-inspection of the vessel prior to an OVID inspection.
Navigational Audits
According to OCIMF TMSA element 5, the operator shall arrange independent navigational reviews to check the navigational competence. A Navigational Audit is a systematic control of how the Ship Operator’s Navigational procedures are followed. Our experienced and qualified Auditors have carried out Navigational Audits for a number of Ship Operators.
IMCA-CMID
The Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID) provides a standard format for inspection of offshore vessels, intended to promote safety and efficiency whilst also reducing the number of repeat inspections on individual marine vessels. We may assist with undertaking CMID inspections as required.