The biggest risk facing a ship owner is a major navigational incident in spite of the fact that the techniques for safe navigation are well known. When these techniques are professionally executed, navigational risks are reduced.
Navigational audits are a requirement of TMSA and becoming more and more common in other trades e.g. bulk carriers and other vessels.
Risk Management and auditing are used as tools to monitor and/or improve individual skills as well as those of the whole bridge team. Improvements to existing Safety Management Systems can also be identified within such an audit.
Through navigational audits D. van Wolferen Marine Inspection & Consultant assesses the navigational procedures on board in order to identify risks and areas that need attention for improvement.
Reporting is comprehensive and includes a full assessment of navigational performance, with positives and negatives highlighted and clear recommendations made in line with best practice. We can supply our own format adjusted to the circumstances of the audit, or follow a specified/provided format.