CDI - Marine Inspection - inspection requests

Further to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 51/2005 of 21 December 2005, we would like to remind members of the new inspector appointment system that is in place within the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI). 

The CDI’s Marine Inspection department (CDI-mid) is governed by the Statute of the Stichting Chemical Distribution Institute and is compliant with the Quality Management System in place. The function of CDI-mid is to respond to ship operators’ and charterers’ requests for ship inspections and to appoint the inspector by means of a "mechanical rotation system" (MRS). This in effect means that the owner is no longer able to select the CDI inspector to undertake the CDI inspection. Instead the request has to be sent to CDI-mid, which will appoint the inspector on a strictly rotational basis. 

Full details of the system can be accessed from the CDI web site (download section under CDI-Marine Inspection Department). The information includes how the system works, CDI's obligation, inspection zones, inspection request and rejection of an appointed inspector. 

Note: INTERTANKO was asked by the CDI to review and comment on these changes. We appreciated this opportunity, and following a review by the INTERTANKO Vetting Committee and Chemical Tanker Committee, INTERTANKO has offered its full support to the CDI over the changes regarding CDI inspector appointment. This is viewed as an enhancement to the system.  

Contact: Howard Snaith