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The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is a voluntary association of oil companies with an interest in the shipment and terminalling of crude oil, oil products, petrochemicals and gas.


The association was formed in April 1970 in response to the growing public concern about marine pollution, particularly by oil. OCIMF has grown since then to become a leading authority on safety for the global marine industry, and today has member companies and consultancy status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

To deliver its Vision of “a global marine industry that causes no harm to people or the environment”, OCIMF focusses on promoting best practice in the design, construction and operation of tankers, barges and offshore vessels and their interfaces with terminals inshore, onshore and offshore. It does so by providing an independent forum for bringing together its members and external stakeholders to leverage their expertise in the creation of publications and programmes that enhance the safety and environmental performance of the marine industry.

Alongside an extensive publications’ library, OCIMF provides a portfolio of tools and inspection programmes used by vessel owners, operators, managers and charterers worldwide to enhance the safety of their operations. This includes the Ship Inspection Report (SIRE) Programme, Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) and the Marine Terminal Information System (MTIS).

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Any oil company can apply to become a member of the forum. For more information on how to become a member.


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