Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Petroleum Ports Authority
As an active member of OCIMF, ADNOC fully supports and participates in the OCIMF Committees and Forums.
ADNOC vetting is fully supportive of and applies the OCIMF "30 days inspection " rule but requires a vessel to undergo a fresh SIRE inspection prior to being considered for ADNOC Group business in the following cases:
Inspections may be conducted by ADNOC or any of the member companies' accredited SIRE inspectors.
ADNOC Ship Vetting Inspections shall only be conducted onboard ships nominated to carry cargo for ADNOC or any of its affiliated companies. Inspections shall normally be carried out durin g cargo operations, and preferably during discharging operations. Bunkering operations by themselves shall not qualify the vessel as being in operational status.
A "One-Off' Limited validity for three months may be granted for those inspections conducted in idle status, within which period an operational SIRE inspection report must be made available for assessment.
Ship vetting inspection will not include an inspection of the ship's structure but a review of the structural details through Class reports.
Inspections required for vetting purposes must be carried out by inspectors, accredited for th e type of ship by OCIMF-SIRE as appropriate.
Ship owner's shall pay the Vetting inspection costs as per the Tariff listed in Annex 2 of this policy, this tariff may be revised without any notice from time to time as per the decision of ADNOC top management.
In the event of any outstanding observations, the vetting team will normally correspond with the ship's operators to determine if these have been satisfactorily closed out. If deemed necessary, the ship will need to be inspected by an accredited inspector.
Acceptance of Bulk carriers, general cargo, dry cargo, RORO and Container ships will be based on an assessment of the most recent available records from maritime intelligence information sources, Port State Control records and historical terminal feedback reports.
An assessment will be conducted prior to each and every call, and acceptance will be based on "clean " historical vessel performance records, including but not limited to port state control detention and casualty/Incident records.
Acceptance will be subject to satisfactory outcome of an inspection by the port authority upon arrival and prior to berthing.
Changes in national or international regulations, or changes to ADNOC policies or specific internal requirements may lead to rejection of accepted ships.