OCIMF in vessel inspection programme project

Jul 06 2018

OCIMF is to start a vessel inspection programme (VIP) project.

The project’s aim is to review the current Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) and design an enhanced VIP that will continue to improve safety and environmental performance for the next few decades, OCIMF explained in its monthly newsletter.


SIRE is one of OCIMF’s most significant safety and pollution prevention initiatives, and has gained industry-wide acceptance and participation. However, since its introduction, the industry has changed considerably.


The enhanced programme will carry through key SIRE elements, but will also integrate new technology and strengthen inspection tools and governance processes. It will also include human factors and risk-based approaches to equipment and systems.


OCIMF said that it aimed to complete the VIP project by 2020. The project adviser is David George.


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