IMCA has analysed over 2,100 vessel inspection reports uploaded into the eCMID database over the period October 2018-April 2020 and produced a summary of key findings.
The eCMID system enables vessel operators to review and address these findings and to add commentary on corrective actions and other feedback. This is then provided for clients and potential clients to review as part of the downloadable inspection report.
By highlighting frequent findings, we can enable vessel operators and inspectors to address common issues. These can also be useful to IMCA’s committees as they identify priority topics for future work and guidance.
The question sets received minor updates in April 2020 (published as eCMID Issue 11.1 and eMISW Issue 4.1), with findings data helping to eliminate low value questions and ensure a focus on critical safety elements. Additional guidance was added to the eCMID DP supplement to assist inspectors.
The full report is now available on the IMCA website.