OCIMF announces temporary remote inspection option for SIRE programme

(Aug 20 2020)

As a temporary measure - and to guard against the spread of COVID-19 - the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is now providing a remote inspection option as an additional tool within its Ship Inspection Report (SIRE) programme.



OCIMF – EBIS transition announcement – MoU signed

(Jun 25 2020)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) and the European Barge Inspection Scheme (EBIS) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to transition key elements of EBIS into OCIMF’s Ship Inspection Report (SI...



Out Now - Dynamic Positioning Failure Mode Effects Analysis Assurance Framework Risk-based Guidance

(Jun 25 2020)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is pleased to announce the publication of the Dynamic Positioning (DP) Failure Mode Effects Analysis Assurance Framework Risk-based Guidance (First Edition) information paper.



Prime Tanker taps innovative data-driven model to mitigate COVID-19 risk

(Jun 25 2020)

ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting) has been selected by Prime Tanker Management (Prime) to implement the recently launched Restart Risk Model to help resume operations safely at the company’s facility in Athens, Greece, and mitigate COVID-19 risk....



Time for self-assessment for SIRE?

(Mar 27 2020)

David Savage, director of inspection management software Oceanfile, who was responsible for developing SIRE while working at OCIMF 1994-2009, believes that SIRE should now be turned into a partially self-assessment scheme.



Ballast water in spotlight

(Mar 31 2014)

Ahead of this week’s MEPC meeting, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has suggested a number of ways that the IMO could address the ballast water treatment implementation problems.



ABS addresses LBG bunkering

(Mar 21 2014)

Class society ABS has published a report entitled ‘Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-Fuelled Marine Vessels in North America’.



Welding safety under the spotlight

(Jun 30 2013)

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is currently running a campaign to promote safe on board welding across the Asia/Pacific region.



New system unveiled to manage vetting and inspections

(Mar 19 2013)

Newly established company OceanFile has set up shop to offer tanker operators an automated and structured approach to vetting and inspections.



STS vetting procedures in the spotlight

(Mar 14 2013)

Tanker owners and operators involved in ship-to-ship transfers (STS) need to be aware of future vetting procedures, a leading expert has warned.



Aug-Sept 2020

Columbia, Thome, laser scanning for tanks, Covid and seafarers, dual fuel engines, shaft generators