Following points to be kept in mind prior to preparation for vetting inspection on tankers :
- Are cargo tanks suitable for the carriage of nominated cargoes
- Is tank coating in apparent satisfactory condition
- Is the structure in cargo tanks apparently free from significant Corrosion ,pitting, scaling, buckling, dents, fractures, wastage, doublers, temporary repairs etc
- Are cargo pumps, ballast pumps and stripping arrangements fully operational including associated monitoring, alarms instrumentation and controls.
- 5 Are cargo pumps’ emergency stops properly located and regulary tested.
- Is the condition of pipe work in tanks or passing through in apparent satisfactory condition.
- Are deck cargo piping, manifolds and relevant deck equipment suitably marked and in apparent satisfactory condition.
- Are reducers, removable U-bends and cargo hoses as and if carried, in satisfactory condition.
- Are spill trays and savealls in satisfactory condition and free from oil .
- Is the ship provided with portable instruments as required, is span gas available and are records of recent calibration kept.
- Are fixed and portable electrical equipment used suitable for use in hazardous areas.
- Are superstructure and deckhouse doors, windows, air inlet flaps, etc. facing the cargo area in satisfactory condition
- Is the pump room clean and tidy and are bilges free from cargo.
- Are pumps and shaft bearings in apparent good condition.
- Are pump room fans operational.
- Is pump room floor plating satisfactory.
- Are safe pump room procedures identified and complied with.
- Is the cargo heating system apparently fullyoperational and well maintained.
- Has the ship been inspected by OCIMF-Sire and / or CDI recently
Inert gas system:
- Is the IGS, including instrumentation, alarms, trips, and pressure and oxygen recorder fully operational and calibration records maintained.
- Are fans, scrubber, deck seals, p/v breakers and non return valve in apparent satisfactory condition?
Tank Cleaning System
- Is tank cleaning system in apparent satisfactory condition and fully operational.
- Is an approved tank cleaning system manual provided and are tank cleaning plans prepared and adhered to?
- Are closing devices, associated gaskets and securing arrangements on the free-board deck in apparent satisfactory condition.
- Are vapor locks fitted, calibrated and operational.
- Are air locks, if applicable, operational and in a satisfactory condition.
- Are cargo-monitoring indicators, controls and panels in apparent satisfactory condition.
- 2 Are detailed cargo handling and tank cleaning plans prepared and are operations carried out and logged in accordance with the agreed plan.
- Is the tank gauging system apparently operational.
- Are gas detection systems and bilge alarms operational, regularly tested and with results recorded.
- If fixed gas detection and monitoring system is not fitted, are routines in place for regular monitoring with portable instruments.
- Are safety guidelines regarding static hazards in place and strictly adhered to.
- Is oil discharge monitoring equipment (ODME) fitted and apparently operational.
Safety and Operational test (were the following tests carried out and found satisfactory?
- Engine room bilge high level alarms.
- Emergency fire pump on hydrant.
- Emergency power sources and emergency lighting.
- Engine room remote stops and shutdowns.
- Relevant cargo high level alarms.