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Our mission is to be the foremost authority on the safe and environmentally responsible operation of oil tankers, terminals and offshore support vessels, promoting continuous improvement in standards of design and operation.

OCIMF was formed in April 1970 in response to the growing public concern about marine pollution, particularly by oil, after the Torrey Canyon incident in 1967.

In the early 1970s, a variety of anti-pollution initiatives were starting to emerge nationally, regionally and internationally, but with little coordination.

Through OCIMF, the oil industry was able to play a stronger, coordinating role in response to these initiatives, making its professional expertise widely available through cooperation with governments and intergovernmental bodies.

OCIMF was granted consultative status at the IMO in 1971 and continues to present oil industry views at IMO meetings. Since then, its role has broadened to take account the changing maritime activities of its membership.

Its remit now covers tankers, barges, offshore support vessels and terminals and its advice extends to issues like shipping in ice and large-scale piracy, which rarely troubled the oil industry when OCIMF was first created in the 1970s.

The current membership of OCIMF comprises?109 companies worldwide.

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September Newsletter Highlights


Directors Log

I hope that most of our readers in the northern hemisphere have been enjoying a period of Summer vacation.

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Tanker Accident Database

The Learning Lessons, Accidents, Statistics and Trends (LLAST) database, known as the Tanker Accident Database, provides an anonymous reporting tool for use by vessel owners and technical managers to document measurable accident data.

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Environment Sub-Committee

The newly established Environment Sub-Committee (ESC) met for the second time this year on 6 – 7 August in San Ramon, US.

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New Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.50% - sulphur marine fuel

The publication has been developed by OCIMF and other organisations in the shipping industry, the refining industry, bunker suppliers and standards organisations.

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