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.  

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 is the current version and can be downloaded here.  

RISQ 2.0 is no longer available. See RISQ 3.0

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.  

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Full Inspections Questionnaire

Full questionnaire to help you prepare in advance of your inspections, including revisions

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Guide to Inspection

See the criteria against which your vessel will be assessed to ensure your fleet is maintained to best standards before inspection

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Inspector’s instructions

Explore the inspector’s instructions, guidelines and procedures so you know what to expect on the day of inspection.


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Leading Practice operations

Understand industry leading practice in operational and environmental standards, using our bibliography and resource list.

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Download the expanded inspections questionnaire today to ensure you know what is required to get your fleet prepared and improve your operations and efficiency.      

Get the questionnaire