The following user guide refers to the classic eCMID Inspection Application for Windows, which was withdrawn at the end of 2020, but remains available for completion of existing inspection reports.
Crew qualifications is a special section of the inspection report, which does not follow the standard Yes/No/NA/NS plus Comments format. For data protection reasons, names are not included in the inspection report.
These details may be pre-entered by the vessel operator (via the eCMID database website – My Organisation > Manage Vessels) and we encourage them to do so, where possible, ahead of an inspection being carried out. The details will generally be easily to hand for the vessel operator and it will save time during the inspection if the data only needs to be verified rather than entered in full.
Crew qualifications should be checked and recorded during the inspection. The personnel to be listed will depend on the vessel type, but will include positions such as master, chief officer, first officer, chief engineer, ETO and similar.
This is a required section, but there may be a legitimate reason why the crew qualifications matrix cannot be completed. In such cases, the inspector should tick the ‘unable to complete’ checkbox and provide an explanation in the text box beneath it. It is also possible to upload an image of the crew matrix (names, if present, should be obscured) – this can be noted in the text box.
You can use the ‘Save’ button to save your changes to the data file while you continue working on this section, or ‘Save & Close’ to return to the eCMID application’s main screen.