The recent decision by the OCIMF Executive Committee to separate Submitting Company rights from OCIMF membership status necessitated the creation of a new set of requirements for becoming a Submitting Company. This is to ensure that OCIMF maintains sufficient governance control over its programmes.
OCIMF’s Vessel Inspection Programme (VIP) Project Progress Update
OCIMF’s work to review and improve upon its Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) tanker risk assessment tool has been progressing at pace, and we are entering the most critical year in the development of the refreshed vessel inspection programme, SIRE 2.0, which is scheduled for delivery in early 2022.
OCIMF has joined the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure’s (PIANC) Maritime Navigation Commission Working Group (MarCom WG) in revising Report No. 212 Criteria for Acceptable Movement of Ships at Berths (Update of MarCom WG24).
The below industry document updates guidance issued by INTERTANKO/OCIMF on 21 Jun 2019 and reminds members seafarers operating in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Straits of Hormuz and Arabian Gulf must remain vigilant and listen for military warnings AT ALL TIMES.