Vetting inspections are not mandatory by statute or by law. But these inspections have become a necessity for operating a commercial ship.
The cargo owners, terminals and all other parties commercially involved with the ships want to make sure that they have a seaworthy and a safe ship.
Enhanced survey programme applies to bulk carriers and oil tankers irrespective of the age of the ship.
ESP provides the specific guidelines on how these ships need to be surveyed with respect to hull and structure of these ships.
While these inspection guidelines apply to new ships but the
On Chemical tanker, cargo density limitation (Load density as we call it), is available in the "procedures and arrangement manual" (P&A manual) of the vessel.
Apart from P&A manual and on other type of tankers, this information is also available in ship's trim and stability bo