As part of the launch of the Safety Score, our analysts have provided an overview of the impacts of the Safety Score on three demonstration vessels. These vessels have been designed to show the effects of the Safety Score rules and various model sub scores, and how the Safety Score can change based on the historical operational performance of a vessel, its DOC holder, flag and class.

Customers will be able to see the beta version of the Safety Score on real vessels from 30th November by logging into the beta platform, accessible from with your current Qi username and password.

The Allen

Let’s start with an example vessel with a Safety Score of ONE

This vessel has triggered a Safety Score 1 rule and a Safety Score 2 rule. As the rule with the lowest Safety Score needs to be resolved first, this vessel’s overall score is ONE.

On the vessel overview page, a customer can request a review of the Safety Score rules or can click on the methodology link to see the rule resolutions which have been triggered.

Vessels which have a SS1 or SS2 are governed by the Safety Score rules. The Safety Score model sub-scores, which are used to produce Safety Scores of 3 – 5, are not available for this vessel.

And when benchmarked, you can see the number of vessels of this size and type which have triggered Safety Score rules of 1 and 2, and how many have achieved a score of 3 – 5, as scored by the Safety Score model.

The Latchford

Let’s now look at an example of a vessel with a Safety Score of THREE.

In this example, the vessel has had an apparently very good safety record and has not triggered any Safety Score rules. Therefore, the vessel has achieved a Safety Score of three, as scored by the Safety Score model.

The vessel scores well across Incidents, PSC deficiencies, detentions, Flag and Class.

However, the DOC has performed poorly with a sub-score of one. This identifies that other vessel’s managed by this DOC have performed very poorly and this could create an associated risk factor for this vessel.

On the plus side we can see that this vessel is in possession of a valid and acceptable RightShip Inspection which gives confidence the latest physical condition of the vessel has been verified as well as the current Safety Management Standards onboard.

As we look at this vessel’s activity timeline: it has a relatively good safety record, with no incidents and multiple clean PSC’s.

There are three PSC inspections with deficiencies, however upon closer look, the most one recent in September 2019 had just one deficiency.

There are two deficiencies in mid 2017 and mid 2016, both of which are no longer recent enough to impact this vessel’s overall Safety Score.

Despite this vessel having strong performance in many categories, the DOC performance has contributed to this vessel’s overall Safety Score being a three.

And when benchmarked, its peers are a Safety Score of four indicating that it is below those vessels of the same type and size.

The Burakowski

Let’s look at another example: The Burakowski - a vessel with a Safety Score of FIVE.

This vessel has an excellent safety record and has not triggered any Safety Score rules. The vessel has achieved with an overall score of five, as scored by the Safety Score model.

Looking further into its sub-scores, both its incident and DOC performance, which have the highest impact on the overall Safety Score, have been exemplary with both sub-scores receiving a five.

Of medium impact on this vessel’s Safety Score, is the vessel’s PSC deficiency performance and detention performance, which are a four and five respectively. Despite the vessel’s deficiency performance being a four, a vessel can still achieve an overall Safety Score of five provided that the deficiencies were low and relatively minor – which we will see shortly when we examine the vessel’s activity timeline.

And although of lower impact, this vessel’s Flag and Class both received excellent sub-scores of five.

Let’s examine the specific safety events included in each vessel’s Safety Score in its activity timeline.

We can observe the severity grading of each incident, where RightShip grade severity with Category A, B and C – With category A being the most severe.

We can also see the specific PSC inspection, including where and when it occurred, as well as the number of deficiencies and whether the vessel was detained.

In this example, this vessel received a sub-score of five for incidents, as it had zero incidents in the last 5 years.

Additionally, the Activity Timeline shows us the vessel had multiple clean PSC inspections, however there were two inspections with three deficiencies. The first inspection was within the last 12 months, occurring on the 9th of Sep 2019 which resulted in three deficiencies. The second inspection was in late 2017 also with three deficiencies.

Together, these inspections affected this vessel’s PSC deficiency sub-score.

We also provide visibility on benchmarking, where you can compare this vessel against those of a similar size and type.

This helps to indicate where a vessel is in comparison to its peers, and in this particular case the vessel outperforms its peers.

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