Vessel Vetting

Harbour masters, facility managers and marine pilots, among others, do everything they can to ensure business continuity, by creating a well-managed, effective system for vessels arriving into, and departing out of their waters. Ports and Terminals need a single accurate view of arriving vessels and their associated operational risks, and they need these insights delivered quickly to ensure highest profitability.

Use RightShip’s vetting service to encourage safer vessels to enter your terminal and record a full audit trail to substantiate decision-making.

Vessel Vetting features

Global standard for safety, environmental and social welfare practices

Get peace of mind and check all possible 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.

Increased operational transparency

Enhance your port performance by submitting terminal feedback reports directly to RightShip after a vessel has called at a port. The information in these reports provides us with an operational history of the vessel, considered when assessing the suitability of the vessel in future vets for your port and terminal.

Tailored terminal questionnaires

Request Terminal Questionnaires (TQ) are completed as part of the ship scheduling and nomination process. Fully automated and digitised, it’s possible to check a vessel’s suitability using information specific to their mooring configuration, loading and de-ballasting rates, and helicopter suitability prior to berthing. Tailor your TQs can be specifically for each terminal.


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, Maritime Emissions Portal, Crew Welfare Self-Assessment and Inspections service, this holistic approach to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) makes reporting more easily achievable.