Petroleum Ports Authority will only issue Crafts entry permits to those offshore vessels inspected and accepted by the ADNOC ship vetting Department. ADNOC Ship Vetting Inspections will only be conducted following satisfactory results from an inspection completed by the group operating company followed by a request from the Owners to inspect their vessel.
An Inspection will be planned only after owners confirm their acceptance of the ADNOC vetting terms and conditions. Inspections must be carried out by inspectors approved by and acceptable to ADNOC Ship Vetting department and must follow the procedures laid out in the ADNOC Vetting system . 12 months validity will normally be granted to vessels based on inspection results without high risk observations.
High risk observations will not be limited to the vessel's condition and/or operations. Other factors related to the owners and/or operators will also be considered and assessed on a case-by-case basis.
In the event of any high risk observations being raised during the initial inspection, follow up inspections shall be conducted onboard the vessel to verify satisfactory close out. Six months inspection validity shall normally be granted to vessels upon completion of an acceptable follow-up inspection.
Should the vessel fail to prove completion of corrective actions and close out of any high risk observations to the vetting department's satisfaction, during the follow-u p inspection, a new cycle of full inspection and follow-up shall be required.
Should a vessel fail to achieve acceptance after the second cycle of inspection, the vessel shall be considered as a high risk and be banned for three months from the date of the second follow-up inspection.
Upon completion of the period of three months, should the vessel be nominated again, a fresh full inspection shall be conducted.