The audit was conducted from 16 to 18 June 2020. The audit was undertaken with the assistance of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.


The objective of the audit was to check the organisation, operational preparations and relevant documents in the management system, in order to monitor compliance with the requirements in the petroleum regulations. 

Follow-up of previous audits

In the audit we also looked at how Odfjell has addressed non-conformities identified in a previous audit. We found that the following non-conformity had not been addressed in line with the participant's feedback to us.

  • Non-conformity concerning “There was no arrangement for simple evacuation from a lift cabin” from chapter 5.1.8 of the report from the audit of 15 October 2019.


A new non-conformity was identified relating to the system for following up training of the emergency preparedness organisation on board.

In addition, two improvement points were identified, relating to:

  • Maintenance of emergency response equipment
  • Learning/continuous improvement

What happens now?

We have asked Odfjell to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed, and for their assessment of the improvement points observed. The deadline for reply is set at 1 September 2020.