Checklist for Vetting Inspection on Tankers ?

Following points to be kept in mind prior to preparation for vetting inspection on tankers :

  1. Are cargo tanks suitable for the carriage of nominated cargoes
  2. Is tank coating in apparent satisfactory condition
  3. Is the structure in cargo tanks apparently free from significant Corrosion ,pitting, scaling, buckling, dents, fractures, wastage, doublers, temporary repairs etc
  4. Are cargo pumps, ballast pumps and stripping arrangements fully operational including associated monitoring, alarms instrumentation and controls.
  5. 5 Are cargo pumps’ emergency stops properly located and regulary tested.
  6. Is the condition of pipe work in tanks or passing through in apparent satisfactory condition.
  7. Are deck cargo piping, manifolds and relevant deck equipment suitably marked and in apparent satisfactory condition.
  8. Are reducers, removable U-bends and cargo hoses as and if carried, in satisfactory condition.
  9. Are spill trays and savealls in satisfactory condition and free from oil .
  10. Is the ship provided with portable instruments as required, is span gas available and are records of recent calibration kept.
  11. Are fixed and portable electrical equipment used suitable for use in hazardous areas.
  12. Are superstructure and deckhouse doors, windows, air inlet flaps, etc. facing the cargo area in satisfactory condition
  13. Is the pump room clean and tidy and are bilges free from cargo.
  14. Are pumps and shaft bearings in apparent good condition.
  15. Are pump room fans operational.
  16. Is pump room floor plating satisfactory.
  17. Are safe pump room procedures identified and complied with.
  18. Is the cargo heating system apparently fullyoperational and well maintained.
  19. Has the ship been inspected by OCIMF-Sire and / or CDI recently

Inert gas system:

  1. Is the IGS, including instrumentation, alarms, trips, and pressure and oxygen recorder fully operational and calibration records maintained.
  2. Are fans, scrubber, deck seals, p/v breakers and non return valve in apparent satisfactory condition?

Tank Cleaning System

  1. Is tank cleaning system in apparent satisfactory condition and fully operational.
  2. Is an approved tank cleaning system manual provided and are tank cleaning plans prepared and adhered to?

Closing appliances

  1. Are closing devices, associated gaskets and securing arrangements on the free-board deck in apparent satisfactory condition.
  2. Are vapor locks fitted, calibrated and operational.
  3. Are air locks, if applicable, operational and in a satisfactory condition.

Cargo Control

  1. Are cargo-monitoring indicators, controls and panels in apparent satisfactory condition.
  2. 2 Are detailed cargo handling and tank cleaning plans prepared and are operations carried out and logged in accordance with the agreed plan.
  3. Is the tank gauging system apparently operational.
  4. Are gas detection systems and bilge alarms operational, regularly tested and with results recorded.
  5. If fixed gas detection and monitoring system is not fitted, are routines in place for regular monitoring with portable instruments.
  6. Are safety guidelines regarding static hazards in place and strictly adhered to.
  7. Is oil discharge monitoring equipment (ODME) fitted and apparently operational.

Safety and Operational test (were the following tests carried out and found satisfactory?

  1. Engine room bilge high level alarms.
  2. Emergency fire pump on hydrant.
  3. Emergency power sources and emergency lighting.
  4. Engine room remote stops and shutdowns.
  5. Relevant cargo high level alarms.


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