Rightship Reduces Inspection Trigger age from 18 to 14 years...

Effective 1st January 2018 Rightship's age trigger for a dry cargo inspection for vessels over 8000 dwt has changed from18 years to 14 years, after which an annual acceptable Righship Inspection will be required. The observations of inspectors feeds back into the vetting process, providing critical control to improve the safety and inform the vetting practices of Rightship's customers. The change from the current age inspection trigger of 18 years reflects the changing market conditions of the Bulk Carrier fleet, and as per Rightship it has been done with consideration of the following;

International Union of Marine Insurance figures reveal an increase in total bulker losses in the 15 to 19  age bracket in the period 2012 - 2016

It is important that the inspeciton is conducted prior to the 3rd special survey in order to identify focus areas for consideration.

The influx of new builds in the early 2000's has raised questions about the effective working life of vessels and accelerated pace of scrapping.


As AMC Turkey, we are able to assist all our esteemed clients with carrying out Pre Rightship Inspection both on board the vessels as well as in the office.

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