OCIMF is making two big changes to the Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) in January 2017: we are opening up access to non-member companies and we are launching a platform to facilitate new inspection requests.

Currently only OCIMF member companies are able to view Offshore Vessel Inspection Questionnaires (OVIQs), but from next year non-member offshore companies will also be able to apply to register to use the system, as OVID Programme Recipients. Members of the OCIMF Secretariat will begin reviewing new applications from 16 January 2017.

At the same time, OVID will launch a new platform: the Offshore Vessel Inspection Request platform (OVIR). OVIR will allow users to submit new vessel inspection requests when an OVIQ is unavailable. OVID Programme Recipients and Technical Vessel Operators can both submit requests and the platform will send notifications to OVID Submitting Members, who can decide whether to commission an inspection.

Full details on who will be eligible for OVID Programme Recipient status, how to register and how the platform will work, please visit the Resources area.

Questions can be sent to ovid@ocimf.org.