Statutory Alert: RightShip inspection procedures.
2 July 2013
Applicability: All dry cargo shipowners and operators
Following discussions initiated by the Union of Greek Shipowners with RightShip and facilitated by Lloyds Register, we are pleased to confirm clarification of RightShip’s ship inspection and reporting procedures as follows:
A dry cargo ship inspection will be carried out by RightShip inspectors either when recommended by RightShip or when requested by the ship operator.
On completion of any inspection, the RightShip Ship Inspection Report, if listing any deficiencies, and following RightShip’s review and assessment, will then be sent to the ship operator for review, comments and to advise what actions will be taken by the operator to address any deficiencies.
Reported deficiencies that are considered to be of a serious nature and of a potential impact to the safety of the ship, the crew and or the environment shall have to be brought by the operator to the attention of the relevant classification society or flag administration as appropriate and are to be dealt with to the satisfaction of class / flag.
Confirmation and evidence of action taken to address any deficiencies will be provided to RightShip in order to close these deficiencies accordingly.
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