About the course

On this course, you’ll develop your knowledge of SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW and ISGOTT, how the vetting decision is made, the SIRE programme, Oil Record Books and the areas, equipment, systems, and documents you’ll need to examine on board during an inspection. The course includes the OCIMF's SIRE 2.0 programme.

It is run by an experienced vetting and tanker inspection specialist, who will help you explore real-life scenarios and take you through hands-on technical exercises to develop your knowledge and skills.

Who will benefit?

Anyone involved in the operation of tankers.

Course objectives

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Recall and implement the applicable requirements of the SIRE programme
  • Understand how the vetting decision is made
  • Understand how the SIRE programme functions
  • Conduct effective SIRE self-inspections taking into account common key issues
  • Prepare your ships in a manner that will assist in making the SIRE inspections run smoothly

Course content

The course will help you develop knowledge in the following content:

  • Introduction to Ship Vetting
  • History of OCIMF and SIRE
  • Risk and Vetting Decisions
  • The Role of the Vetting Inspector
  • Changes to Ship Vetting with the Introduction of SIRE 2.0
  • Human Factors and the Human Element
  • OCIMF SIRE 2.0 Structure, Questions and Response Tools
  • How and Inspection is raised
  • Generation of the Unique Question Set
  • The conduct of an inspection from the inspector and receivers’ perspective
  • The structure of an observation
  • The life cycle of the vetting report

The SIRE Programme

  • The operating principles of SIRE
  • How reports are accessed by recipients and what the delivered reports look like
  • Using the VIQs for SIRE self-inspections
  • Reporting defects and corrective actions – The Defect Management System.

SIRE Inspections – Key Issues

  • Overall safety
  • Conduct of the inspection
  • The SIRE Report Editor – The inspector’s reporting tool
  • Inspector observations and being ready for inspections
  • The New Officer Qualification Matrix
  • Oil Record Book and analysis of Parts I & II

The Inspection

  • First impressions
  • The opening meeting
  • Important certificates and documentation
  • Hours of rest records
  • Tour of ship for critical areas
  • Communications
  • Oil spill protection
  • Cargo tank venting and secondary venting systems
  • Assessment of tank condition
  • De-briefing with the master
  • Dealing with SIRE inspectors
  • Dealing with inspection reports

Course Type

  • Classroom based
  • Virtual

Course length

2 days


Delivered by one of our expert trainers who facilitates participation and discussion.


Delivered by one of our expert trainers who facilitates participation and discussion

18-19 Jun 2024


GBP 945.00

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