For the ship inspector, every inspection is a test of his professional
judgment. First impressions can make a difference but it is only a
surface thing. If the ship does not give an overall cosmetic appearance
of being perfect, it does not necessarily mean that it is a bad ship at
all... Ship vetting is important to everyone because it helps to improve
the quality of shipping operations. Poor quality ships endanger the
lives of their crew, they can lead to pollution incidents that cost
millions and millions of dollars...