Leeships technical and financial departments have regularly conducted office and shipboard audits for banks, investment houses and for shipowners that want a "spot check" on their third party managers.
Audits can be in the form of:
Full office audit including financial and reporting systems
Spare parts ordering audit
Operations/technical department performance audit
Communications audit (communications between offices and vessels)
Vessel based audits including full audit of spares inventory
Vessel cashflow audit and analysis
Crew turnover and efficiency audit
Assist with training
Effectively manage deficiency rectification
Liaise with Port State officials
PSC audit assistance and PSC (Port State Control) pre audit inspection
Our maritime management consultants can perform a Port State Control Verification Audit aboard ships and yachts to help minimise the risk that a Port State Control (PSC) inspection could result in any deficiencies or even detentions.
Port State Control (PSC) is an internationally agreed regime for the inspection of foreign vessels in other national ports by PSC inspectors. These inspectors are tasked with verifying compliance of the vessel with the requirements of key international conventions and associated codes (e.g. ISM, ISPS, SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW, MLC).
A PSC inspection can include the following actions:
Ensuring that the vessel is manned and operated in compliance with applicable international law
Verifying the competency of the ship’s master and officers
Checking the condition of a vessel and its equipment.
Our specialists will support you in the preparation for a PSC inspection, follow up on any corrective or preventive actions, and compose a report with recommended improvement and lessons learned.