The objective of the audit was to verify compliance with the company's own and the authorities' requirements in respect of operational, administrative and technical factors.


Four non-conformities were identified in connection with:

  • Crushing hazards
  • Fire stations
  • Life jackets
  • Competence and training

In addition, seven improvement points were identified in connection with:

  • Maintenance of lifting facilities and lifting gear
  • Technical findings
  • Securing of evacuation routes when heeling
  • Training and drills
  • Emergency lighting
  • Follow-up of the maintenance of emergency preparedness equipment
  • Competence and analyses

Rowan has been given a deadline of 2 May 2016 to report on how the non-conformities and improvement points will be dealt with.