Hello, I am doing a project about the oil spill in Mauritius and I have four questions. I’ll first put down the context and then the questions will follow.
My assumptions for the first context:
For the ship, the Wakashio, the operator makes a set of guidelines that the crew must follow. Now when the crew does these scheduled procedures, they must send the report of the completion of these procedures to somebody. Now I think the crew of the Wakashio must either send the reports to the operator (Mitsui O.S.K Lines Ltd.) or maybe its classification society (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, commonly known as NKCLASS).
Who receives these reports? Is it the operator or classification society or some other group?
Would the corporation or group that has these dispatched reports from the crew of the Wakashio have an archive of these records? And are these public? I would like to review the reports. And if not from the specific corporation that these reports are sent out to and archived, are there any other websites, companies, groups, or other resources that might also have this information on hand?
How does the procedure of the Wakashio work? I think that whoever these reports are sent to would expect these reports are periodic (e.g. daily, weekly, bi-week, monthly, or even quarterly, yearly based on the task). But this is my assumption and I would like to understand how this works better.
I am trying to understand how ships handle their safety planning and track the status of it? Are there transparency requirements for this type of information? That seems important considering how the oceans are ultimately shared resources by all nations with their import/export, fishing activities, and the environmental impact that maritime activities can have on it.
My assumptions for the second context:
When I was researching for this project I went on the classification society site of the Wakshio, NK Class. When examining the details the website had on the ship (at least publicly) it said on the Status page in the MO Annual Survey that the next inspection was due 4 years ago, and there is no information if this was postponed or not, and there is no information stating that this inspection ever happened and there is no information stating whether or not there has been subsequent MO Annual Surveys done on the Wakashio. The screenshot for this can be seen below:
Now is this normal or does this show that the ship was not properly maintained?
I am trying to understand how ships handle their safety planning and track the status of it? Are there transparency requirements for this type of information?