Initial inspection

 An initial inspection will consist of a visit on board the ship in order to:

  • check the certificates and documents listed in Annex 10 of the MoU text;
  • check that the overall condition and hygiene of the ship including:

1. navigation bridge
2. accommodation and galley
3. decks including forecastle
4. cargo holds/area
5. engine room

  • meets generally accepted international rules and standards;
  • verify, if it has not previously been done, whether any deficiencies found by an Authority at a previous inspection have been rectified in accordance with the time specified in the inspection report.