Vetting FAQs

Frequently asked questions regarding our vetting system

What is Vetting?

Vetting is one aspect of risk management - the operational risk.

Why do we vet?

Click on this link: Why We Vet

When do we vet?

If it is requested by an ADNOC Charterer or Marketing Department.

Who to Contact?

ADNOC PPA Vetting team -  Phone: +97127071263, Fax: +971 2 6012071 or +971 2 6660106 , or email via the send us a message page of this site.

How to schedule an inspection?

Email the ship vetting coordinator in order to vet or schedule an inspection days.This may be done from the send us a message page of this site.

How long does it take to get an inspection date?

The availability of inspection dates depends on the following:

  • The Geographical Location of the ship at the time of the request
  • The availability of an inspector
  • The urgency and/or the business need

What's the charge for a vet / ship inspection?

The vetting process typically costs AED 1,000 per ship.


The cost of an inspection per ship is USD 5,000, to be paid upon completion of inspection and prior submission of report, regardless of whether or not the ship was used for ADNOC business.

Is ADNOC considered a submitting member in OCIMF SIRE System?


Does ADNOC consider other oil major inspections as alternatives to ADNOC Vetting?

Yes, all valid SIRE reports of inspections carried out by recognized oil majors are acceptable, provided they are not older than 6 months old and are accompanied by Ship's Owners' comments and completed VPQ.

Is CAP rating required?

No, but we will expect ships to be adopting CAS and ESP and to comply with international legislations as appropriate.

What is the Validity of ADNOC SIRE Inspection and / or ADNOC Assessment Result basis SIRE Inspection by other OCIMF members?

Operational SIRE Inspection: Validity depends on the outcome of ADNOC assessment which varies on a case by case basis.

Inspection at idle condition or during bunkering: On successful outcome of the inspection assessment, validity is issued for one call only to be completed within a period of three months.

The validity period does not offer a blanket approval for the ship. A ship will be screened and vetted on each occasion she is nominated for ADNOC group business or scheduled to interface with ADNOC assets.

If a vessel is vetted for one client but later on nominated by another client for Cargo Laycan commencing prior to the first client, is the first vet valid for the second client?

No, every vet is a cargo / port and operator-code specific. The ship would have to be re-vetted for the first cargo using the appropriate source code, terminal and operator.

Does ADNOC consider the age of the report?

Yes, ADNOC vetting system recognizes that reports older than 6 months are out dated and should not be assessed.

Is submission of a report to SIRE obligatory or with consent from owners?

Our inspection terms and conditions offer the owners the privilege to decide if the report is to be submitted to SIRE or not.

Once owners consent to same, the submission to SIRE will be completed and cannot be withdrawn. 

As a submitting member we encourage owners to submit all reports.

Where will vetting inspection be carried out? Are inspections only available in the Middle East?

Vetting inspections are currently available world wide, ADNOC will consider business essential inspection requests anywhere in the world, subject to availability of inspectors and sufficient notice being provided.

Are inspections only carried out during discharging operations?

ADNOC vetting policy requires ships to be inspected in operational mode (loading or discharging) to enable cargo systems and procedures to be assessed.

However, subject to satisfactory review of owners' profile and fleet performance, reference may be made to them and a ship may be inspected in idle condition.