Class, Flag State and GMDSS Inspections

OFFSHORE INSPECTIONS AND SURVEYS

As part of our ongoing management efforts to improve the quality of ships and yachts, ensure such vessels are complying with International Conventions & National regulations, reduce unfavorable PSC reports, increase our registered capacity and promote OSHA Regulations, Welt Marine has established a worldwide network of Flag State Inspectors by engaging suitable shipping professionals with the appropriate experience to carry-out Flag State Inspections on the ships, luxury yachts, and commercial vessels. Flag State Inspectors are selected based upon their qualifications including professional experience, training/education work history, certification, and other criteria.

WELT Marine carries out inspections and surveys to help customers maintain the integrity of assets and protect both their employees and the general public. Inspectors must remember ships are seafarers home, but also a work place, thus conducting themselves and their inspection appropriately is a crucial. Moreover, inspectors must be able to observe the effectiveness of the ship’s Safety Management System while conducting the inspection first-hand. However, it is not required that the Inspector conduct an audit of any kind, unless instructed to do so, as this is the responsibility of the Company and the Recognized Organization (RO).

ON BOARD INSPECTIONS

For customers in the maritime industry who sell or buy assets, the inspections carried out on the ship provide valuable information about the condition of the vessel. In 1979, a group of experts drafted the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, which called for the development of a global search and rescue plan.

WELT Inspections & Survey include:
  • Marine Engine Inspection
  • Pre-Purchase Inspection of the vessel’s overall condition
  • Valuation Inspection
  • Damage Inspection regarding protection and indemnity (P&I)
  • Insurance Inspection
  • Infrared Thermal Imaging
  • Oil Sample Analysis
  • Pre-Purchase Inspection
  • Yacht Management Services
  • Marine Engine Diagnostics

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CLASS, FLAG STATE AND GMDSS INSPECTIONS

WELT Class, Flag State and GMDSS Inspections include:
  • Ship’s Antennas
  • CFR regulations and traffic procedures
  • Distress Signals and Distress Traffic
  • Urgency transmissions
  • Safety transmissions
  • DSC- Digital Selective Calling
  • DSC procedures for VHF-MF and HF
  • INMARSAT-Fleet 77
  • INMARSAT-B/C/M
  • Radio Telex
  • Maritime Safety Information under the GMDSS
  • Emergency radio beacons
  • SART-Search and Rescue Transponders-Portable VHF Transceivers
  • Power supplies
  • Maritime Mobile Traffic charges
  • False Alerts in the GMDSS
  • The role of the RCC in the GMDSS

GMDSS INSPECTIONS

The same group also passed a resolution calling for the development of a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) in order to provide the communication support necessary to implement the global search and rescue plan. This system is based upon a combination of satellite and terrestrial radio services and has improved international distress communications from primarily ship-to-ship to primarily ship-to-shore-based (Rescue Coordination Center).

For customers in the maritime industry who sell or buy assets, the inspections carried out on the ship provide valuable information about the condition of the vessel. The same group also passed a resolution calling for the development of a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) in order to provide the communication support necessary to implement the global search and rescue plan.

The Global Maritime Distress & Safety Systems course is STCW-2010-approved. Upon completion of Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) training, the student will be able to define: