OCIMF 2019 Annual Report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) was formed in April 1970 in response to the growing public concern about marine pollution, particularly by oil, after the Torrey Canyon incident in 1967. In the early 1970s, a variety of antipollution initiatives were starting to emerge nationally, regionally and internationally, but with little coordination. Through OCIMF, the oil industry was able to play a stronger coordinating role in…

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OCIMF releases Ship Security – Hull Vulnerability Study

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Recently there were raised concerns about increasing attacks against vessels from missiles, crafts carrying Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and hand-held Anti-Tank Guided Weapons (ATGWs). Due to regional conflict, new threats emerged in October 2016. Analysis of recent incidents has shown that the stern of the hull is a likely target area, especially on tankers.…

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OCIMF- Vessel Inspection Questionnaires VIQ 7 Released, Effective 18 Feb 2019

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) OCIMF has released their new Vessel Inspection Questionnaire Nr. 7, on 18 February 2019. The amendments are shown on the document available here. Click below to download full Vessel Inspection Questionnaire Nr. 7:   More for you: OCIMF Report Templates (click links below to download): Petroleum LNG LPG Chemical   Source: OCIMF

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OCIMF issues guidance paper on controlling VOC emissions

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has issued a new information paper on volatile organic compound emissions from cargo systems on oil tankers. Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are organic chemicals containing carbon atoms that easily vaporise at normal conditions and enter into the atmosphere. OCIMF’s information paper presents the technologies and methods that are currently available for…

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OCIMF – Guidance on Personnel transfer by crane between vessels

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Personnel have been transferred by crane between offshore vessels and offshore platforms for many years and there are well established guidelines and regulations for this activity, including the requirement to have cranes certified for  personnel transfer. A similar level of guidance and regulation has not been available for transfers of personnel between vessels even though incidents have occurred.…

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OCIMF – Guide to Best Practice for Navigational Assessments and Audits

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) OCIMF has issued an information paper which provides guidance on how to conduct a good navigational assessment, and features a template companies can use to develop their own. Navigational assessments and audits help vessel owners, operators and Masters to identify areas for improvement and increase safety. They also assure companies that high standards of…

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Ship to Ship Transfers and new VIQ requirements by OCIMF

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) OCIMF recently published the new VIQ-7 questionnaire which will be in effect from 17 September 2018 onward. With respect to Ship to Ship transfer Operations a radical update took place, incorporating requirements of MARPOL as well as best practice processes referring to record keeping, beyond to the checklists used until now. The new requirements (Section 8.54 of…

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