Global Inspections activity map - July 2022

What are the inspection trends this month?

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The call for RightShip inspections worldwide remained strong during the month of July.

Restrictions on inspections in many Chinese ports continues to drive a global redistribution, with Singapore and South Korea seeing increased applications above the long-term average. Inspections at Chinese shipyards, where attendance can be arranged, also remain strong but often come with additional testing and enforced pre- and post-inspection quarantine for the inspector.

We’ve seen continually changing schedules that caused frequent disruption to inspector attendance in South American load ports during the month. Where possible, managers need to plan and ensure that vessels arrive in the region with sufficient forward inspection validity.

Operation status - RightShip inspection

Ideally, inspections should be conducted at discharge ports or anchorages. Performing RightShip inspections while in dry dock is not something we recommend to any operator, but we will accept applications where there are no alternatives to support the commercial requirements of the vessel. Ship operators should be aware that the number of findings will invariably be higher when the ship is under repair, as normal shipboard routines have been interrupted. RightShip continues to target certain locations with current and future higher demand to recruit and accredit additional inspectors for those areas.

Plan for RightShip inspection
Numerous impediments, such as weather, local government restrictions, and the inspectors being already committed can impede the planning of an inspection. A proactive vessel operator will plan ahead, and not delay the inspection to the last minute, and will use the RightShip Inspection Ship Questionnaire (RISQ) to ensure the vessel is ready in all respects.

It is also crucial to prepare ahead and discuss the vessel's forward itinerary with the RightShip Inspections team, so they can investigate all available options open to you. You can contact the RightShip team at or obtain additional information here.

From 30 September 2022, the RISQ document revision 2 will be implemented by inspectors. Operators should ensure they are prepared for the changed requirements in some areas. A copy of RISQ Revision 2 can be downloaded - an outline of changes from Revision 1 can be found in Annex B at the end of the document.