Chemical tanker grounding and ENC data accuracy

(Sep 10 2020)

A report by BSU into a chemical tanker grounding gives interesting insight into the importance of understanding the accuracy of electronic chart data.



Recommendations on the Proactive Use of Voyage Data Recorder Information

(Aug 27 2020)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published a revised edition of the information paper Recommendations on the Proactive Use of Voyage Data Recorder Information.



Oil tankers stripped of flags after breaching U.S. sanctions to secretly ship Iranian oil

(Aug 27 2020)

Four oil tankers have been stripped of their flags following an NBC News investigation.



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.



Isle of Man Ship Registry’s QUALSHIP 21 status confirmed by US Coast Guard

(Jul 30 2020)

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has retained its place within the United States Coast Guard’s QUALSHIP 21 programme, designed to recognise foreign-flagged vessels that maintain the highest safety and quality standards.



Tanker grounding, Lofoten

(Jul 30 2020)

Product tanker KEY FIGHTER ran aground in Lofoten, Norway, south of Restlandet, while en route from Stokkmarknes to Rest, Restlandet.



OneOcean streamlines its voyage solutions for greater transparency and efficiency

(Jul 16 2020)

OneOcean, the global leader in digital compliance and navigation services, has unveiled its latest online voyage solutions for the shipping, cruise line, and superyacht industries.



NAVTOR launches NavStation 5.3 with integrated weather and Optimum Ship Routing from WNI

(Jul 09 2020)

NAVTOR has joined forces with Weathernews Inc. (WNI), the world’s largest private weather service company, to integrate Optimum Ship Routing (OSR) and advanced weather services into digital chart table NavStation.



MENAS – please pay “Nav dues” in Middle Eastern ports

(Jun 25 2020)

Middle East Navigation Aids Services (MENAS), which maintains buoys and DGPS in the Middle Eastern Gulf, would like to request that shipowners pay their invoices after Middle East port calls as the dues are needed to maintian the existing service and...



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....



How LNG operational practise is changing

(Jun 18 2020)

Witherby Publishing has released the 2nd edition of its handbook for LNG carrier operations “LNG Operational Practise”. We took the opportunity to ask the authors about the ways LNG operational practise is changing, and why they wanted to make a new ...



DNV GL launches new certification in infection prevention for the maritime industry

(Jun 04 2020)

DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, has launched a new certification in infection prevention for the maritime industry.



BIMCO shares OCIMF COVID-19 guidance on how inspectors should navigate

(May 07 2020)

Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has issued an update to its COVID-19 bulletin, which gives guidance on Ship Inspection Report Exchange (SIRE) / Barge Inspection Exchange (BIRE)/ Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) inspections.




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Aug-Sept 2020

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