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Kuwait Petroleum International. Marine Safety and Vetting. Seminario Vetting Confitarma . Rome 07/11/2011. About Kuwait Petroleum International KPI Vetting Department OCIMF objectives and guidelines Ship quality chain of responsibility and reasons to go for quality

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Kuwait Petroleum International

Marine Safety and Vetting

Seminario Vetting Confitarma

Rome 07/11/2011

About Kuwait Petroleum International

KPI Vetting Department

OCIMF objectives and guidelines

Ship quality chain of responsibility and reasons to go for quality

Management of an increasing risk

How the risk is evaluated

How Oil Majors vet

Where are the shipping risks

Arriving at the decision

Conclusions & Questions




About Kuwait Petroleum International

Kuwait Petroleum International is the international marketing arm of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.

Our business encompasses the marketing and sales, research, refining and manufacturing of petroleum products, predominantly in Europe and the Far East.

Our activities are underpinned by strong ethical values that demonstrate the greatest concern for safety and care of the environment.

KPI Markets








KPI European OUs & Terminals

Kuwait Petroleum Italia






Kuwait Petroleum Spain

Kuwait Petroleum Aviation




Kuwait Petroleum Europoort


Kuwait Petroleum Belgium



Kuwait Petroleum Denmark

Le Havre









KPI Vetting Department

All vessels offered to KPI Affiliates for loading or discharging of crude oils, feedstocks, intermediates, products and any hazarous chemicals are required to be in compliance with the KPI Vessel Acceptance Policy (and Marine Minimum Safety Criteria)

KPI has elected to provide centralised vetting activities on behalf of its Affiliates. Operating guidelines in the Vessel acceptance procedure to ensure that such objective is met in the most effective way by ensuring that all vessels calling at a of KPI terminal, including the ones on behalf of third parties, always meet the standards of quality and safety laid down by KPI



Vessel screening process

A vessel screening is a process of examination and evaluation referring to the performance background of the vessel as resulting from following databases:

Ship Inspection REport (SIRE) system. Oil Companies being part of OCIMF (Oil Companies International Marine Forum) share via the joint database reports of inspections carried out on vessels. Such inspections are performed by OCIMF accredited inspectors and are carried out according to a standard format and a uniform inspection procedure developed by the Organisation and periodically reviewd. Such standards are settled in the Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ)

Cemical Distribution Institute reports database (for Chemical and gas carriers)

Lloyds List. An intelligence online service offering information on vessels, Companies, Port State Controls, vessel incidents, casualties, detentions as well as credit reports

KPI Vetting database. History of performance records with the KPI Affiliates

Being Kuwait Petroleum member of OCIMF, the evaluation process is based on a mixed approach: screenings + inspections performed by our contracted inspectors


About OCIMF mission and objectives

Helping to improve the safe and environmentally responsible operation of oil tankers and terminals since 1970

Being the foremost authority on oil tankers, terminals and offshore suport vessels

Promoting continuous improvement in standards of design and operation

Standards. To identify safety and environmental issues facing oil tanker, barge, terminal and offshore marine operations and develop and publish recommended standards that will serve as technical benchmarks

Regulatory. To contribute to the developoment of international conventions and regulations that enhance the safe construction and operation of oil tankers, barges, offshore support vessels and terminals, working with the IMO and other regulatory bodies, both regional and national

Enforcement and Consultation. To encourage Flag States, Port States and Classification Societies in their nforcement of international conventions and regulations

Promotion. To actively promote OCIMF’s role in the development of safety and environmental guidelines and recommendations, harmessing the skills and experience of OCIMF members and holding industry events addressing the issues

Promulgation. To facilitate access by charterers and authorities to data on tankers, barges and offshore support vessels relating to safety and pollution prevention, through the SIRE


Ships’Quality: The Chain of Responsibility

Enforcement of Regulations is made by IMO and

Flag States

Responsibility to ensure compliance with national laws and regulations

Implement IMO Conventions

Establish an Administration to conduct surveys, casualty investigations and issue safe manning documents, seafarers’ certificates, etc..

Port State Control

Provide for control procedures on ships calling at foreign ports (SOLAS 74, Loadline 66, MARPOL 73/78

Role extended to cover operational requirements in addition to some flag states’ responsibilities

Port States required to inspect 25% of all ships calling at their ports (50% in Asia/Pacific Region)

Classification Societies

Ensure ships are built to adequate strength and maintained to meet Class Rules

Increasingly delegate responsibilities from Flag States to conduct statuory surveys and issue cerfificate

Adherence is made by

Ship Operators

Hold prime responsibility for ensuring that ships’ quality, seaworthiness, Manning levels and competence meet IMO Convention requirements


Reasons to go for quality and risks


A single pollution incident can have devastating consequences to even the largest Oil Company

Public opinion

Political pressure

Financial liability

Commercial reality

Influence of tanker casualties

Increase the knowledge of actual vessel condition

  • The Shipping risk
  • Owned vessels
  • Least risk
  • Greatest control
  • Time Chartered Vessels
  • Better than “spot” but fails short of owning
  • Voyage Spot Chartered Vessels
  • Most voyages
  • Greatest risk
  • Least knowledge of quality by the charterer

Risk management

How do Oil Majors evaluate the risk?

Through proper risk assessment teams: Vetting departments

How do Oil Majors evaluate vet?

All Oil Majors have theri own quality assurance schemes

Schemes vary due to company size, scope and diversity of activities, attitude to marine risks and use of real time information and the quality of analysis

Some may use 3 rd party Vetting

All companies input/extract reports from OCIMF database

Determination of vessel utilisation is solely at each company’s discretion

Liability concerns dictate how individual companies approache the vetting issue

Increasing use of auto-vetting


Arriving at the decision

Combination of some or all elements

Acceptance matrix

Guidelines/Minimum Marine Safety Criteria

Substantiated positive information

The SIRE Inspection Report

A decision to utilise a particular vessel means that the risk has been analysed and deemed to be acceptable


Conclusion & Questions

  • What is a suitable SIRE report (age, conditions, product)?
  • Do you access CDI?
  • Do you compare with other Majors’ vetting policy?
  • How often do you inspect T/C or COA vessels?
  • Do you consider INCOTERMS in your evaluation process?
  • Do you screen vessels each and every time they are nominated for employment?
  • Do you rate vessels’ performance?
  • Is other Majors’ approval needed for your vessel approval?