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


Director's Log

October proved an unusual month in that it saw a number of large meetings and events scheduled to be held around the world.

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European Regional Panel

European Regional Panel (ERP) Champion, Andrew Dogherty, gave us his thoughts on the London event.

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New Information Paper - Bridge Vulnerability

A detailed scientific study which offers both short and long term suggestions for preventing injury to staff during an attack.

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Alex VanDusen joins OCIMF

We asked our new Technical Advisor, Offshore, Alex VanDusen to tell us a little bit about himself.

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