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Our mission is to lead the global marine industry in the promotion of safe and environmentally responsible transportation of crude oil, oil products, petrochemicals and gas, and to drive the same values in the management of related offshore marine operations. We do this by developing best practices in the design, construction and safe operation of tankers, barges and offshore vessels and their interfaces with terminals and considering human factors in everything we do.

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 safety, health, security and the environment pertaining to tankers, barges, offshore vessels and terminal interfaces.

The current membership of OCIMF comprises well over 100 companies worldwide.

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January Newsletter Highlights


Directors Log

I wish our readers a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous 2020.

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Available online: Sulphur 2020 training course

Developed by OCIMF, IPIECA and other participating organisations, this e-learning module is based on material published in the Joint Industry Guidance – The supply and use of 0.50%-sulphur fuel.

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Tanker Accident Database

The Learning Lessons, Accidents, Statistics and Trends (LLAST) database, known as the Tanker Accident Database, provides an anonymous reporting tool for vessel owners and technical managers to document measurable accident data.

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Registration open: North America Regional Marine Forum 2020

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, USA

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