About Us

Our mission is to be the foremost authority on the safe and environmentally responsible operation of oil tankers, terminals and offshore support vessels, promoting continuous improvement in standards of design and operation.

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 anti-pollution 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 response to these initiatives, making its professional expertise widely available through cooperation with governments and intergovernmental bodies.

OCIMF was granted consultative status at the IMO in 1971 and continues to present oil industry views at IMO meetings. Since then, its role has broadened to take account the changing maritime activities of its membership.

Its remit now covers tankers, barges, offshore support vessels and terminals and its advice extends to issues like shipping in ice and large-scale piracy, which rarely troubled the oil industry when OCIMF was first created in the 1970s.

The current membership of OCIMF comprises 97 companies worldwide.

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April Newsletter Highlights

Directors Log

Earlier this month I had the honour of being asked to provide opening remarks to the Maritime Infrastructure Protection Symposium (MIPS) in Manama, Bahrain.

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Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA)

Work to update the second edition of the Tanker Management and Self Assessment - a Best Practice Guide for Vessel Operators is well underway.

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Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre – Gulf of Guinea

Following the trend of 2016 to date, April has been another busy operating period for the Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre – Gulf of Guinea (MTISC – GoG).

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Maritime Infrastructure Protection Symposium

The seventh Maritime Infrastructure Protection Symposium (MIPS) was held in Manama, Bahrain on 5-6 April.

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