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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March Newsletter Highlights


Directors Log

OCIMF members managed to fit a great deal into the 31 days of March, the month that opened the committee round for the first half of the year.

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OCIMF Regional Panels

OCIMF hosted the European Regional Panel meeting in London on 19 March.

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Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre

The Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre within the Gulf of Guinea region (MTISC-GoG) is extremely pleased to welcome the new Merchant Navy Liaison Officer (MNLO) – Captain Nelson Bourgon.

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SIRE Refresher course and ECDIS courses

A Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) refresher course was held in the OCIMF offices on the 23-24 March 2015 with a total of 25 attendees.

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