The North American Inland and Coastal Barge Focus Group (NAICBFG) is pleased to announce the release of the SIRE North American Barge Inspection Questionnaire (BIQ5) version 3.

The new template, North American BIQ5 v3 (2207 v5.3.00), is currently available within the OCIMF Staging Environment and will be released to the OCIMF Production environment upon 13 May 2019.

Full details of the North American BIQ5 v3 (2207 v5.3.00) template are available in the OCIMF API Documentation site at

Please ensure that this message is passed to your IT departments so that vetting systems can be updated before 13 May 2019.

If you have any enquiries, please contact OCIMF Programmes Support Helpdesk at or on +44 (0)203 856 7880.