To identify safety and environmental issues facing oil tanker, barge, terminal and offshore marine operations, and develop and publish recommended standards that will serve as technical benchmarks.


To contribute to the development of international conventions and regulations that enhance the safe construction and operation of oil tankers, barges, offshore support vessels and terminals, working with the IMO and other regulatory bodies, both regional and national.


To promote the ratification and implementation of international conventions and regulations.


To encourage Flag States, port states and classification societies in their enforcement of international conventions and regulations.


To facilitate access by charterers and authorities to data on tankers, barges and offshore support vessels relating to safety and pollution prevention, through the Ship Inspection Report (SIRE) programme and the Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID).


To actively promote OCIMF’s role in the development of safety and environmental guidelines and recommendations, harnessing the skills and experience of OCIMF members and holding industry events addressing the issues.