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.
Marine Audits and Pre-Vetting
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is recommended that during the shipyard selection process, prior to an invitation to tender, ship owners undertake an audit of the shipyards, which includes their technical, quality control and HSE management processes, technical capabilities, accessibility, available infrastructure, general services available and financial situation, amongst others. This will help control the risks associated when awarding a ship repair tender to a shipyard with which the shipowner has no prior experience.
Contact us to discuss your Marine Audit requirements.