Onboard Pre-Vetting Services

Oil Major approvals for the vessels have become a necessity much more than anything voluntary. Lack of sufficient approvals from Oil, Chemical and Gas Companies can mean life and death for a tanker Operator in terms of availability of business.

Onboard Pre-Vetting Services | Consult Maritime LLC
Onboard Pre-Vetting Services | Consult Maritime LLC

A good ranking in the OCIMF/SIRE Database is an essential tool for independent owners of tanker vessels in order to ensure employment for their vessels.


During a Pre-vetting Inspection we visit the vessel and perform an in-depth inspection covering all areas on board in relation to the SIRE Vetting program with special focus on the Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ) in order to prepare the vessel for an upcoming vetting.


A Pre-vetting Inspection can help minimizing or even eliminating the risk of negative observations during a SIRE Vetting, thus maintaining a low observation score in the database.

The overall objective is to identify any deficiencies which, according to the inspector’s experience, are likely to cause a negative response during a SIRE Vetting.

During the inspection the crew responsible for the various departments on board are given on the spot guidance in order to prepare them best possible for a vetting.

The vessel Operator is provided with a detailed report with recommendations not later than 48 hours after completion of the Pre-vetting Inspection. The Master is provided with a summary and guidance prior to the inspector leaving the vessel.

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We prepare vessel’s crew accordingly for Oil Major’s Inspection.

Consult Maritime provides Pre-Vetting services to ship owners and managers so that they can have external views and expertise on the condition of their vessels and can prepare their vessels in a better way before the actual SIRE inspections and ensure that their systems are strong enough to achieve smooth and flawless operation.