The clearance process

The Viva Energy Australia Ship Assessment Vetting Process is carried out in accordance with the Ship Quality Assurance Standard.

Vessels are screened against the latest SIRE Inspection Report, Port State Control Inspections, Casualty Reports, evidence of the vessel complying with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, Terminal and Operational Feedback, and also the company profile.

Vessels must have a current discharge operational SIRE Inspection Report available that is no more than 6 months old at the time of engagement, unless otherwise approved by the Marine Manager. When we require increased assurance, the SIRE Inspection will be arranged and carried out by an approved Viva Energy Australia SIRE Inspector in a discharge port.

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Gaining approval

During the vessel’s screening, any observation that we consider to be high risk will be referred back to the vessel’s Operator. We will only accept the vessel for use when we are satisfied that the issue has been successfully closed-out, which must be documented in evidence provided by the Operator.