The recent decision by the OCIMF Executive Committee to separate Submitting Company rights from OCIMF membership status necessitated the creation of a new set of requirements for becoming a Submitting Company. This is to ensure that OCIMF maintains sufficient governance control over its programmes.
The attached document sets out the criteria for a company to be considered for approval as a Submitting Company in SIRE, BIRE and OVID. It also sets out the requirements which all new and existing Submitting Companies must comply with on an ongoing basis to retain Submitting Company status.
One of the aims of OCIMF inspection programmes is to reduce the number of repeat vessel inspections in the industry. The OCIMF Quality Assurance team will regularly monitor and assess the activity of each Submitting Company in the programme. This is to ensure that inspections commissioned by a Submitting Company are aligned with their business or marine assurance needs and in line with OCIMF’s policies and procedures.