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Vetting inspection procedures

Training of tanker personnel on a variety of courses has been an integral part of the Makarov Tarining Centre’s activity for a long time. However, vetting inspections were not included into the standard familiarization programs and special courses owing to the absence of the relevant conventional requirements. Bearing in mind the necessity of training of specialists involved in vetting inspections the Makarov Training Centre has developed a new programme intended for:

1. personnel of tankers and terminals, specialists of oil and shipping companies.

2. auditors of the oil companies carrying out vetting inspections for Russian and foreign ships.

The training programme is based on guidelines and requirements developed by ExxonMobile, BP, Shell/Statoil, Chevron/Texaco, Total, Repsol, CDI.

The following issues were considered by the MTC’s instructors when creating the course:

  • International, Port State Control and OCIMF requirements to vetting procedures.
  • Recommendations on getting ready for an inspection. CDI, OCIMF vetting checklists.
  • Responsibilities of the crew while preparing ship for a vetting inspection.
  • Interaction and communication with an inspector. Reaction to deficiency observation.
  • Common remarks on inspections.

One of the course advantages is a detailed analysis of a live tanker vetting inspection and reported deficiencies. Moreover an overview of most common observations, remarks and deficiencies is provided.

The training helps to improve the level of compliance to the vetting requirements and reduce the risk of deficiency observation reported by various auditing companies.

The course includes:

  • The international, Port State Control and OCIMF requirements on vetting inspections.
  • Recommendations on preparing a ship for an inspection.
  • Crew responsibilities on getting ready for a vetting.
  • Interaction and communication with an inspector.
  • Reaction to deficiency observation.
  • Common remarks on inspections.
  • Analysis of a live tanker vetting inspection and reported deficiencies.
  • An analysis of observations, remarks and deficiencies.

For training details please call 444-10-42 or 444-00-04.