Navigational Audit Services

To allow forward-thinking companies to measure and benchmark their navigational standards, Deep Sea and Coastal Pilots Ltd is able to offer our bespoke auditing service utilising the considerable experience of our pilots across the maritime industry


Knowledge & Experience

Our pilots Master experience and knowledge means they are in prime position to provide navigational audits. This includes special attention to the Navigation at sea and BTM elements. Being in an environment to oversee the ship's operations whilst also being involved in this, it allows them to provide constructive reports for companies focussing on specific improvement areas.

For those tanker operators taking part in the OCIMF Tanker Management and Self-Assessment (TMSA) Program, we can provide external auditing services.


The TMSA audit covers

  • Management, Leadership And Accountability
  • Recruitment And Management Of Shore-Based Personnel
  • Recruitment And Management Of Ships Personnel
  • Reliability And Maintenance Standards
  • Navigational Safety
  • Cargo Ballasting And Mooring Operations
  • Management Of Change
  • Incident Investigation And Analysis
  • Safety Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Emergency Preparedness And Contingency Planning
  • Measurement, Analysis And Improvement.
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See Beneficial Results

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Companies which are compliant and consistent with their reporting should see beneficial results from charterers and a reduction in some inspection times. Charterers are looking for ever-increasing standards and particularly during difficult economic times, they have a lot of choice of suppliers. Where there is a choice, there must be clear differentiators. High evidence-based standards are one of the key differentiators and allow some movement away from purely price-based negotiations.

TMSA External Navigational Safety Audits are one of the key performance indicators necessary for an operator to reach level 4 of the TMSA program, thereby placing themselves in an advantageous commercial position with charterers willing to pay for quality and safety. When requested to provide this service it should be borne in mind that our primary business is the provision of pilotage services and auditing will be undertaken such that it does not interfere with our primary duty.

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