SIRE inspector auditors convened in London on 25–26 July for their 12th annual conference.

These conferences are a vital part of SIRE, and as well as ensuring refresher training for the inspector auditors they also allow the OCIMF team to review and discuss the overall health of the programme.

The conference was hosted by the SIRE training and compliance team at OCIMF and the inspectors participated in healthy discussions on a variety of issues, including improvements to existing questions and guidance, a statistical overview of SIRE, and ongoing learning and knowledge management for inspectors. The OCIMF team also gave the inspector auditors an overview of the Vessel Inspection Programme project.

The auditors play a very important part in ensuring the integrity of SIRE and the training and accreditation of its inspectors.