To support improved industry management of risk and safety ahead of the implementation of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap, RightShip is asking the operators of vessels over 8,000 DWT to confirm their compliant fuel choices and ship implementation plans in a new compliance assessment.

Information gathered will be displayed on a per-vessel basis in RightShip’s vetting platform Qi, improving the accessibility of compliance pathway data for owners and charterers and helping the industry to manage new safety risks arising from the Sulphur Cap.

Once the request form has been submitted by the vessel manager, they will be sent a questionnaire to fill out providing the chosen compliance method for each of the vessels that they manage.  

RightShip users will be able to see the vessel’s method for IMO 2020 compliance as declared by the ISM operator. Vetting customers will have the option to screen this data as part of their vetting criteria. The vessel’s Risk Rating or GHG Rating will not be influenced by the vessel’s IMO 2020 compliance method.

If the manager has indicated that a vessel does not have a valid method of compliance, the customer is informed accordingly of the risk of PSC non-compliance.

Please note that regardless of the compliance option chosen by the vessel owner, the decision to accept this ship remains with the party requesting the vet. 

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