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Course Overview

Vetting inspection is a grading system of a ship that helps a potential charterer compare similar vessels and choose the best as per his needs to maximise efficiency. Traders buy and sell various products and transport these products from one place to another using suitable vessels. Suitability of a vessel is defined by several parameters such as equipment, freight rate, availability, size, special arrangements and features with regard to load and discharge terminals, etc. Vessel vetting helps define potential risks before the hiring decision is made, and thus, it needs to be reliable and effective. The overall and long-term motive of the marine assurance or vetting process is to weed out substandard ships from the industry. The assurance process also involves physical examination of a vessel to check several features and compare them with internationally established standards. This is called SIRE (Ship Inspection Report) inspection. To standardise the method and outcome of SIRE inspections worldwide, the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) published the ‘Vessel Inspection Questionnaire’, which acts a tool of assistance to the inspector to ensure all major aspects are reviewed and confirmed. Given the importance of vetting and the impact it has on life, property, cargo, organisation reputation, etc., it needs to be carried out carefully and diligently, in an unbiased manner. Thus, inspections are always performed by accredited inspectors, and the results are submitted to a common database hosted by OCIMF. Detailed information across various aspects is obtained and reviewed against standards to check suitability of a vessel to ferry cargo of a particular kind. The SIRE program, in particular, is a unique and critical tanker risk assessment tool that is extremely valuable to charterers, ship operators, terminal operators, government bodies, etc. It provides technical and operational information that comes handy for future assessments as well.

This Zoe training course will empower you with comprehensive information and knowledge of the vetting process for ships and other offshore marine units. It will broaden your perspective of the necessary factors for inspection and their impact when making a decision on the choice of vessel. This in turn will help you assist your organisation in focusing efforts on the correct features and functional areas critical for decision making regarding the vessel to be used for transport of goods. The knowledge gained about one of the most important and well-known compliance checks, the SIRE program, will increase your potential and demand to play critical roles for your organisation or other organisations in managing and successfully completing the marine assurance or vetting process.


Course Objectives

The main objective of this course is to empower marine professionals with—

  • Comprehensive information and knowledge about vetting of vessels and other offshore marine units
  • Knowledge of international standards and practices that vessels worldwide need to adhere to in order to be confirmed suitable for transporting goods from one place to another
  • The required awareness and experience to be able to drive compliance requirements within the organisation and focus efforts on the right things, which could help increase chances of selection of the vessel for transport of goods
  • Adequate knowledge and exposure to conduct regular internal audits of important features to be able to maintain good quality standards at all times, thus increasing chances of successful outcomes in the vetting process
  • The exposure and confidence to give the organisation a competitive edge because of well-maintained vessels and streamlined processes adhering to required guidelines and standards
  • The knowledge to train peers on best practices and safety measures to be able to comply with universal requirements and increase the life of the vessel
  • The required skill, capability and confidence to partake in maintenance of ships and/or other vessel units in all aspects by framing policies and following recommended rules, thus helping your organisation increase its business and also paving a promising future for your career
  • The required skill, experience and confidence to work in any organisation of choice, thus increasing chances of lateral and/or vertical progression
  • The knowledge to attract potential investors and clients, contributing to the overall development of the organisation

Training Methodology

All training courses at Zoe Talent Solutions offer extreme customisation for content, timeline, etc. Training is delivered through classroom sessions by a highly experienced trainer. The trainer uses audio-visual presentations to garner interests of the training audience. The trainer also involves the audience in practical learning aspects such as group debates, group discussions of case studies, role-plays, etc. Trainees are also encouraged to share relevant experiences from their workplace, which the trainer then discusses in detail.

This course follows Zoe Talent Solutions’ successful and innovative Do–Review–Learn–Apply Model.


Organisation Benefit

Organisations whose professionals undertake this course will benefit in the following ways:

  • A trained workforce that thoroughly understands marine assurance or vetting
  • Better infrastructural management and maintenance as well as more aligned policies and procedures, in line with international standards
  • Clear policies outlining all aspects fostering agreement with universal standards and practices of vessel operations and safety
  • Regular internal audits and reviews to check adherence to expected standards of performance, quality and maintenance
  • Better record keeping and maintenance, which help decision making and provide reference in subsequent audits
  • Better risk and safety assessment and management, eliminating loss of life, property or cargo and pollution of the marine environment
  • Increased credibility because of well-maintained vessels, trained staff, etc.
  • Increased investments as a result of increased credibility
  • Regular and continual training of crew at minimal or no cost
  • Better branding as an employer because of safe and compliant vessels and processes

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Personal Benefit

Through this course, marine professionals will benefit in the following ways:

  • Comprehensive understanding and knowledge of marine assurance or vetting
  • Increased knowledge of international practices and standards, thus increasing scope and ability to work in any organisation of choice
  • Increased experience and knowledge to undertake reviews and audits to check compliance of one’s organisation with internationally prescribed standards
  • Enhanced skillset to undertake training and strategic roles, thus ensuring promising career growth and progression
  • Increased knowledge and experience to frame policies and procedures and set organisational guidelines for activities on vessels and other marine units
  • Enhanced capability and skillset to set one’s organisation among the best, providing it a competitive edge against other organisations being considered for transportation purposes
  • A sense of satisfaction and pride to contribute to one’s organisation by increasing credibility and employer branding and safeguarding human life, property and the marine environment

Who Should Attend

  • Senior officials and top management of marine organisations responsible for taking strategic decisions regarding processes, practices and functions within the organisation
  • Potential investors who would like to analyse organisation credibility for investment decisions
  • Internal auditors and compliance officials responsible for checking and confirming adherence to set standards
  • Safety managers as well as ship and other marine unit crew responsible for performing operations and following all processes and guidelines diligently
  • External inspectors and legal officers who need to thoroughly understand the importance and criticality of the vetting process
  • Any other marine professional who would like to know more about the vetting process

Course Outline

The course will cover the following areas necessary to understand the vetting process:

Module 1 – International Conventions Influencing Vetting

  • SOLAS
  • MARPOL
  • STCW
  • MLC

Module 2 – Aspects Checked During Inspection

  • Ship condition
  • Crew experience and skill
  • Cargo papers
  • Vessel records
  • Casualty records
  • Quality of machinery
  • Engine department records

Module 3 – Reports Used for Vetting

  • Port state control audit reports
  • SIRE inspection reports
  • Managers’ performance reports
  • Media reports
  • Tanker managers’ self-assessment reports

Module 4 – Instruments Used in the SIRE Program

  • Vessel inspection questionnaire
  • Barges inspection questionnaire
  • Uniform SIRE inspection report
  • Vessel particulars questionnaire
  • Barges particulars questionnaire

Module 5 – Advantages of Vetting

  • Suitability and compliance check
  • Systematic management of safety and quality risks
  • Evaluation of compliance with universal standards
  • Professional marine risk management

Module 6 – Challenges in Vetting

  • Lack of data and records
  • Unqualified or inexperienced inspectors
  • External influence or pressure
  • Lack of time and resources
  • Incompetent crew
  • Lack of awareness and cooperation

Module 7 – Inspection/Checks Undertaken On-Board

  • Safety familiarisation
  • Drills
  • Updated SOLAS and fire-fighting appliance (FFA) manuals
  • Duly updated life-saving appliance (LSA) and FFA files and operating instructions
  • Availability of immersion suits
  • Well-kept polytechnics
  • Clearly marked isolation valves
  • Well-placed IMO symbols
  • Clearly displayed expiry dates

Module 8 – Best Practices by Inspectors

  • Introduce self and explain flow
  • Set good example by own safety practices
  • Adhere to specific terminal requirements
  • Discuss findings immediately with officials
  • Discuss overall inspection findings before leaving vessel
  • Prepare clear but detailed reports

General Notes

  • All our courses can be facilitated as Customized In-House Training course.
  • Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.
  • As for Open Enrolment Courses, we offer our clients the flexibility to chose the location, date, and time and our team of experts who are spread around the globe will assist in facilitating the course.
  • The course fee includes facilitation, training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate of successful completion of Training.
  • FREE Consultation and Coaching provided during and after the course.
Note
Customized Schedule is available for all courses irrespective of dates on the Calendar. Please get in touch with us for details.
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