RightShip Inspection Ship Questionnaire (RISQ)
Arguably the most comprehensive inspections tool in dry bulk
In 2021, RightShip implemented an expanded inspections questionnaire. Importantly, the expanded questionnaire focused on several different vessel types and was designed to deliver an improved inspection result.
A guide to inspection is provided for many of the questions in the the questionnaire, which will assist shipowners and managers in understanding industry expectations. It will also aid the inspector when answering the questions and completing the inspection report.
In July 2022, we updated and revised RISQ in response to industry comments, and in accordance with the most recent industry recommendations and regulations. RISQ 2.0 will be implemented for inspections taking place after 30 September 2022. Please refer to Annex B of the document, where specific revisions to RISQ 2.0 are outlined.
Please note: In February 2023, we updated and revised RISQ 2.0 in response to industry comments, and in accordance with the most recent industry recommendations and regulations. RISQ 3.0 will be implemented for inspections taking place after 30 June 2023 and can be downloaded here.
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What’s in the Questionnaire
The questionnaire has been expanded to include more vessel type specifics, making it the most comprehensive inspections reporting tool in the dry bulk sector. The expanded scope of inspections covers statutory items as well as recommended and desirable items with reference to IMO, ISO, ILO, OCIMF, ICS, P&I Loss Prevention Bulletins, maritime publications and industry codes of practice.
Full Inspections Questionnaire
Read the full inspection questionnaire to prepare in advance of the launch in late 2021
Guide to Inspection
See the criteria against which your vessel will be assessed to ensure your fleet is maintained to best standards before inspection
Explore the inspector’s instructions, guidelines and procedures so you know what to expect on the day of inspection.
Leading Practice operations
Understand industry leading practice in operational and environmental standards, using our bibliography and resource list.