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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November Newsletter Highlights


Directors Yuletide Log

This is our last newsletter of the year and delivered early before everyone's thoughts turn to the holidays.

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UK Chamber of Shipping tackles Cyber Security

The UK Chamber of Shipping has published a Master’s Guide to Cyber Security, which is supported by the UK Government’s Centre for the Protection of the National Infrastructure.

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IMO MEPC 67

Following discussions at the IMO’s 67th Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) the correspondence group on further technical and operational measures for enhancing the energy efficiency of ships...

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International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2014

Industry played a major part in the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) hosted by US Naval Forces in the Arabian Gulf.

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