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 112 companies worldwide.


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September Newsletter Highlights


Directors Log

The summer months are usually a little quieter but this has not been the case at OCIMF.

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Middle East Regional Marine Forum

OCIMF held its second Regional Marine Forum on 19 September in Dubai, UAE.

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Marine Technical Sub-committee

The 35th meeting of the Marine Technical Sub-committee (MTSC) was hosted by Total in Paris from 5–7 September.

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OCIMF/IMCA Cyber Security Seminar

As part of London International Shipping Week, OCIMF hosted a cyber security seminar on 12 September in partnership with the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA).

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