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 98 companies worldwide.

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October Newsletter Highlights

Director’s Log

September has been a busy and productive month with several subcommittees and working groups meeting at OCIMF’s London offices.

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New Information Paper

The long awaited Offshore Vessel Operations in Ice and/or Severe Sub-Zero Temperatures in Arctic and Sub-Arctic Regions information paper was published on 15 September.

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Regional Panels

October is going to be a busy month for Regional Panels – with meetings taking place in three of the four regions.

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ENOC SIRE Workshop

Captain Shaikh Rahim, the OCIMF’s Compliance Manager (SIRE and OVID) attended the Emirates National Oil Company LLC (ENOC) hosted annual SIRE workshop on 15 September in Dubai.

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