Tanker PSC record recognised by DNV GL

Dec 01 2017

Class society DNV GL has recognised a tanker’s crew and management’s achievement in passing Port Sate Control (PSC) inspections without any blemishes.

The 2007-built, Wallem Europe managed Aframax ‘Solviken’ has undergone 15 PSC inspections with no observations recorded.


On completion of the latest PSC inspection, which took place in Primorsk in Russia, the inspector made a point of highlighting this achievement.


Archie Smiley, general manager, Fleet Management at Wallem Europe, said, “Congrats to Capt Kumar and the crew of the ‘Solviken’; as well the shore team in Hamburg on this fantastic achievement. This is something we strive to obtain across the entire managed fleet, in PSC, SIRE and indeed any other inspection.”


On 14th November, DNVGL‘s senior vice president, regional manager North Europe region, Jon Rysst, presented a diploma to Viken Shipping’s technical director Vidar Winciansen at a ceremony at Viken’s office in Oslo. The diploma was then presented to the Master and crew on board the ship and the owner’s gratitude on this achievement was expressed.


Winciansen said; “The ‘Solviken’ is one of only four of DNV GL’s more than 12,000 vessels that have ever achieved this honour. I would like to express our gratitude and congratulations to the Captain and crew of the ‘Solviken’ on this milestone."  

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