Gone are the days when each port of call was like a ‘black box’ for vessels and ship operators; with the launch of RISK4EA platform in late 2020, operators can now be aware of what to expect and get ready for a challenging PSC inspection, without the fear of the unknown. In addition, latest version, RISK4SEA 4.0, transforms the platform into a dynamic and powerful tool that makes ship operators’ work substantially easier providing among others ship, manager and port specific PSC risk assessment and up-to-date notifications.
iven what is at stake in these days and era, it is of paramount importance to assess the forthcoming call with respect to PSC Inspection risks in order to identify probability and severity of a potential inspection and therefore arrive into a Ship, Manager and Port Specific Prioritization Checklist to assist the manager and office to minimize risk and prepare accordingly.
In particular, following analysis of several parameters that POCRA takes into account, it is revealed whether any inspection is improbable, probable, or certain, providing insights on to which parameters affect the end result (Inspection Probability Assessment). Furthermore, it is revealed whether the potential inspection may be of Minor, Significant or Major impact and may disrupt operational readiness of the ship, providing insights on to which parameters should be prioritized (Inspection Severity Assessment). As a result of the Port Call Risk Assessment (POCRA), the platform may provide a detailed insight into which categories should be prioritized with a detailed listing of the deficiency codes almond with detailed guidance.
What makes RISK4SEA unique in the market is that it goes well beyond just PSC analytics and benchmarking as we know it. The RISK4SEA combines all available data in a unique way with the aim to provide valuable content for the operators in way of Risk Assessments and Guidance. When it comes to PSC inspections, RISK4SEA prepares vessels for the unexpected acting as an insurance policy to ensure operational continuity.
…commented Apostolos Belokas, Founder of RISK4SEA.
Operators along with other stakeholders have many options to use the Port Call Risk Assessment (POCRA); either incorporated in a Platform License, available on the cloud or integrating it with their ERP via API, to meet their exact needs, ensuring that nothing will go unnoticed for their next call. Alternatively to the stand alone reporting on a case by case basis, the introduction of a Detention Insurance Policy (DIP) is a new service provided to Ship Managers on the basis of API and mail notification based on the Automated POCRA Function of the Platform.
From January 2022, a new design of RISK4SEA is live with the aim to provide its users an easier, faster and better way to approach calls and minimize operational disruption, stay up to date with the latest maritime safety updates with e-mail notifications.