OCIMF releases their 2018 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- Vessel Inspection Questionnaires VIQ 7 Released, Effective 17th Sept 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) OCIMF has released their Vessel Inspection Questionnaires Nr. 7 which was on announced some time ago. This is their first revision after the last major revision in year 2013. Its very much evident that the guidance notes are quite detailed in this version of VIQ. Chapter 10 in VIQ 6 has been merged with other chapter…

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Safety Critical Equipment and Spare Part Guidance by OCIMF

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has released a new information paper and indeed is a very welcome initiative for the industry. The purpose of this information paper is to provide guidance on safety critical spare parts for companies to consider when preparing a Safety Management System (SMS). It is equally applicable to companies managing any type…

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Linked Ship/Shore Emergency Shutdown Systems for Oil and Chemical Transfers

OCIMF and CDI have released a joint information paper on Linked Ship/Shore Emergency Shutdown Systems for Oil and Chemical Transfers. This information paper recommends an Emergency Shutdown (ESD) connection that will link ship and terminal ESD systems so that manual activation by the terminal or ship will stop cargo transfer operations. Linked ship/shore ESD systems…

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