Tanker Vetting Course

The importance of the energy sector on the world economy is evident from the impact of variations in oil prices.
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Coupled to this is the growing concern for the environment, especially with regard to pollution of the seas due to oil spillage or discharge. Given these factors, oil companies exercise due diligence by ‘vetting’ the Vessels and Vessel Operators to ensure safe carriage of their cargoes.Thus it becomes a commercial necessity for Tanker operators that vetting inspections on their Vessels result in acceptance by the oil companies for trading. 

The Tanker Vetting Course has been designed to that the ship’s staff may be better prepared to undergo vetting inspections on board, thus minimizing the number of observations resulting from the inspections, and avoiding rejection of the Vessel. The Course begins with an overview of the Oil and Gas Tanker industry, goes through the inspection process in detail, and ends with practical advice on dealing with Vetting Inspectors. The Course has been developed with the assistance of active Vetting Inspectors and experienced staff sailing on oil majors’ vessels.

Course Objectives:

  • To obtain an overview of the Tanker and Gas Vessel markets and the main players in this sector of the maritime industry. 
  • To be aware of the SIRE programme and TMSA (2) standards for Tanker operators 
  • To understand the Vetting process and the key success factors for undergoing Vetting inspections successfully 
  • To be able to interact appropriately with Vetting Inspectors and follow up satisfactorily on observations made. 

Duration: 1 day 

Suggested Target Group: All Management and Operational level staff serving on board Oil Tankers and Gas Carriers 

Course Contents:

  • Broad overview of the Tanker market and its key players 
  • OCIMF’s SIRE programme and TMSA (2) standards for Tanker operators 
  • The Vetting process ; The VPQ and the VIQ 
  • Preparing for and undergoing Vetting Inspections 
  • Identification of high-risk areas and trends 
  • Responding to Vetting Inspection observations-initiating proper follow-up corrective action 
  • Interacting with Vetting Inspectors in a professional manner 
  • Experience exchange 

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