RightShip announced a new, expanded inspections questionnaire designed to enhance its risk assessment service and support shipowners and managers improve dry bulk standards beyond compliance
questionnaire has been expanded to include more vessel type specifics and the expanded scope of inspections covers statutory items as well as recommended and desirable items with reference to IMO, ISO, ILO, OCIMF, ICS, P&I Loss Prevention Bulletins, maritime publications and industry codes of practice.he
As explained, RightShip inspections is currently at a revitalisation phase, meaning that during 2021 more changes will come with the view to replace paper checklists during the inspection and provide more comprehensive and accurate data for analysis.
In essence, RightShip aims to go beyond validations and better support shipowners and managers as they work to reduce the number of incidents on board. With all data collected going into RightShip’s digital Platform, accuracy of records across fleets in the dry bulk sector will enable shipowners to make more effective technical fleet management decisions.
To support shipowners, most of the questions in each section are accompanied by a “Guide to Inspection”. This new feature will assist owner/managers in understanding industry expectations and preparing the vessel for inspection. It will also aid the inspector when answering the questions and completing the inspection report.
The new RightShip inspections questionnaire is an important step in our work towards delivering the most effective inspections program in the sector. It is more than a cross-check during our vetting process. Physical inspections provide a clear picture of a vessel’s capabilities and on-board processes.
… said RightShip CEO Steen Lund, adding that the accurate data collected during a physical inspection enables the organization to form reliable insights for both the shipowner and the charterer.
This is the beginning of an important revitalisation process that we believe has the capacity to greatly enhance safety and crew welfare.
he said. What is more, in a previous interview will SAFETY4SEA, Mr Lund had mentioned that RightShip is committed to improving sustainability in all aspects of the supply chain, keeping in mind that digitalization is a key issue while at the same time, there is a ‘general market-driven curiosity for sustainability’.