Vessel vetting

Despite increased safety standards since RightShip’s inception in 2001, there are still too many accidents and fatalities during maritime operations. Charterers need a reliable system to check whether a vessel is a suitable commercial partner that meets their unique risk profile in order to avoid harm and delay to their commercial operations.

Use RightShip’s vetting service to reduce the likelihood of casualties, cargo damage, costly delays and detentions. Our third party assessments help customers eliminate non-compliant and below standard options from logistics chains and personal marine assurance profiles, ensuring cargo is moved safely.

Vessel vetting features

Global standard for safety, environmental and social welfare practices

Get peace of mind and check vessels against the RightShip standard, which represents the minimum requirement for a RightShip recommendation. This includes the latest regulations, sanctions, government and PSC banned lists, abandonment cases and safety and sustainability best practices and ensures that due diligence checks are being carried out to the most up to date standards.

Worldwide community of experts

Harness our global team of expert vetting superintendents, made up of senior shipping professionals, offering years of experience in vessel types, technical and commercial operations who are well-placed to identify risk and provide mitigation solutions.

Third party due diligence

Prove proper and robust due diligence processes by storing your vetting records and data in RightShip’s platform, with every vet request outcome date and time stamped when complete. This means it cannot be altered until improvements are updated through a new vet.


RightShip has supported us to vet various LNG carriers calling at our floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) terminals, screening the various incident databases, Port State Control (PSC) deficiencies, and detentions, as well as the flag and class status of vessels.  This all serves to provide us with a more holistic risk picture, which helps us greatly in our screening process. The platform is very user friendly, intuitive and I particularly like the Safety Score feature.

BW Group

Vessel vetting advantages

Independent and expert risk recommendations

Outsource vetting decisions to the experts and receive an easy-to-understand recommendation from our team of experts - a global community with regional knowledge. Our team provides a complete overview vital for effective risk assessments, delivering peace of mind alongside independent and unbiased guidance and support to make the best commercial decisions possible.

Confidential record-keeping

Save development and maintenance costs of in-house vetting systems and outsource the stress of maintaining connectivity with other compatible maritime platforms is in our hands.

Be socially responsible

Submit a vet request and check all companies associated with the vessel to determine whether they’ve ever been connected to abandonment issues. When combined with RightShip’s other solutions, such as our GHG Rating, Carbon Accounting, Crew Welfare Self-Assessment and Inspections service, this holistic approach to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) makes reporting more easily achievable.