Version five of the Intertanko Questionnaire 88 has now been released and is now available in five different variants named Oil, Chemical, Oil/Chemical, LPG and LNG.
Q88 LLC president Fritz Heidenreich said: “This revision incorporates recommendations and feedback that we have had from our subscribers since the last revision in 2015, demonstrating that the revised Questionnaire 88 is a collaborative effort for the benefit of our industry.”
Questionnaire 88, widely referred to as “Q88”, was first issued in 1988, and is used to assess vessel suitability and risk when chartering tankers. The questionnaire, now in its fifth version, has long been the established industry standard for information on ships for commercial screening (vetting) purposes.
The latest revision is the work of Intertanko Vetting Committee and the Questionnaire 88 Working Group, headed by Capt Ashley Cooper (Scorpio Ship Management S.A.M).
Capt Cooper said: “This latest revision ensures that the Questionnaire 88 remains dynamic, as it now actively maps the variants of OCIMF’s Vessel Particular Questionnaire as they currently exist. The compilation of selected information in each Questionnaire 88 variant now affords the assessor the possibility of utilising relevant data in screening specific vessels by type.”
Intertanko and Q88 LLC urge owners/operators to use the release of the latest revision as an opportunity to check their ship data to ensure that it is correct and up to date.
The revised Q88 can be used in association with the Q88 voyage estimator released in September 2016.