Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use IMRRA’s vessel ratings?

IMRRA supports the maritime sector by providing individual vessel risk (and Operator), rating reports, sourced from aggregated (public domain and independently verified) data sources that are used for benchmarking a vessel's operating performance against the known fleet average for class, flag, vessel age and type.

Other shipping information provider's vessel assessments based on the same criteria. IMRRA draws on multiple data sources uniquely aligning the vessel's physical risk characteristics with the human resources required for operation.

Who can request a vessel assessment request?

Established companies in the following sectors:

  • Charterers
  • Insurance and Banking
  • Legal
  • Oil Terminals
  • Operators
  • Port Authorities
  • Regulatory authorities
  • S&P Brokers
  • Ship
  • Small-to-medium capitalized Oil Companies
  • Traders

Why is IMRRA different to other information providers?

All IMRRA ratings are dynamic, iterative and responsive to an ever changing market place.

Vessel Risk Rating: IMRRA aggregates information from all conventional shipping databases that promote the safe operation of vessels, including online social media sources, its own commercial intelligence network, and vessel inspections data. The data collected is aggregated, and analyzed using IMRRA’s commercial insight to deliver a vessel risk rating against the fleet.

Operator Risk Rating: Again data is analyzed and conclusions are drawn, with an emphasis on the human factor as a significant major driver for vessel risk management. IMRRA's data analyst's research how the Operator and its crew are performing in a constantly challenging environment.

The human factor when analyzing risk management is more heavily weighted than its physical counterpart, giving a unique risk rating of the Operator and the fleet it manages.

Where do you get your information from?

Our information is researched from our bespoke own intelligence network, alongside more conventional navigational information sources that include:

  • AIS Vessel Tracking
  • Chartering Organizations
  • Class Societies
  • EBIS
  • Flag Registries
  • IHS (For vessel particulars)
  • IMO
  • Inspections
  • Incidents – and time taken to rectify them;
  • MOUs
  • Online and Social Media Sites
  • Port Administrations
  • International Group of P&I Clubs
  • PSC
  • River and Transport Authorities
  • Q88
  • Terminals Feedback

Do you carry out vessel inspections?

No – IMRRA's focus is on screening vessels using primarily its own intelligence network sources and public domain information. The only exception to this rule are self test audit inspections reports sent in by vessel Operators that are cross checked and verified by our analysts

Do vessel operators send IMMRA inspection reports?

Yes - Operator's send IMRRA their internal vessel audit to assist in the data gathering for each vessel.

However, in some circumstances with the Operator’s consent, IMRRA will also inspect the vessel, focusing on specifically on the professionalism of the crew, and the training records of both officers and crew. In addition, verification of the ISO ships and marine technology audit data alongside key static risk factors, i.e., such as the physical condition of the vessel especially if it is over 15 years old.

IMRRA's focus during the risk management process is to assist and work with the Operator, setting a reliable vessel risk rating and inform the maritime industry.

As an Operator can I provide you with self-assessment vessel details?

Yes - email

How much does it cost to have a subscription?

Free 14-day trial, no financial details taken.

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Can I talk to someone IMRRA regarding a product demonstration?

Yes - contact Wayne Hurley, Head of Business Development, +44 (0)7824 367535, or email for a consultation.