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Oil Companies International Marine Forum

OCIMFAnnual Report 2011

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Mission and Objectives 1

Chairman’s Statement 2

Director’s Review 4

Brief History 5

Secretariat 6

Organisational Chart 7

OCIMF Membership 8

OCIMF Committees 9

Executive Committee 10

Carbon Task Force 10

Legal Committee 10

General Purposes Committee (GPC) 11

Marine Technical Sub-Committee (MTSC) 11

Ice Sub-Committee (ICE SC) 12

Navigation and Routing Sub-Committee (NaRSuC) 12

Ports and Terminals Committee (PTC) 14

Consolidated OCIMF Marine Terminal System:Terminal Policy Review Group (TPRG) /Terminal Policy Steering Group (TPSG) 15

Asia Pacific Terminal Forum (APTF) 17

European/Eastern Terminal Forum (EETF) 17

Western Terminal Forum (WTF) 18

Offshore Terminal Forum (OTF) /

Offshore Marine Committee (OMC) 19

OCIMF 40th Anniversary 20

Maritime Security 22

International Maritime Organization

(IMO) 23

Programme of IMO Meetings in 2011 39

International Oil Pollution

Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) 40

Ship Inspection Report (SIRE) Programme 41

SIRE Compliance 41

SIRE Focus Group Meetings 41

OCIMF Technical Focus Group Meetings 42

SIRE Inspector Accreditation 42

SIRE User Group Meetings 43

Offshore Vessel Inspection Database

(OVID) 44

OCIMF Publications 45

OCIMF Information Papers 46

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The Oil Companies International Marine Forum is a company limited by

guarantee incorporated under a private Act of Parliament in Bermuda.

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To be the foremost authority on the

safe and environmentally

responsible operation of oil tankers

and terminals, promoting

continuous improvement in

standards of design and operation.


To identify safety and environmental issues facing the oil tanker andterminal industries, and develop and publish recommended standardsthat will serve as technical benchmarks.


To contribute to the development of international conventions andregulations that enhance the safe construction and operation of oiltankers and terminals, working with the IMO and other regulatorybodies, both regional and national.


To encourage flag States, port States and classification societies in theirenforcement of international conventions and regulations.


To facilitate access by charterers and authorities to data on tankersrelating to safety and environmental protection, through the ShipInspection Report (SIRE) Programme.


To promote ratification and implementation of internationalcompensation conventions.


To actively promote OCIMF’s role in the development of safety andenvironmental guidelines and recommendations, harnessing the skillsand experience of OCIMF members and holding industry eventsaddressing the issues.

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As Chairman of OCIMF for the past nineyears, I have seen many changes: a

significant broadening of the Forum’sactivities; an encouraging growth inmembership; a strengthening of ourinfluence on the wider stage; and a parallelincrease in the advisory and Secretariatstaff. I have been privileged to play a role inthese developments, and look forward withexcitement to the future.

Thanks to steady growth, OCIMFmembership now stands at 83—a genuinelydiverse organisation in terms of culture andgeography, with a broad pool of specialistmarine expertise ranging from Arcticshipping operations to offshore support craft.

In the 40 years since OCIMF was founded,the Forum has stayed true to its purpose:the promotion of safety and prevention ofpollution from oil tankers and terminals. Aswe move into the future, these objectives—and OCIMF’s work to attain them, throughactive engagement, publications andevents—remain as vital as ever.

I am pleased to point to the progress thathas been made in the major changeprojects by OCIMF Committees. The Portsand Terminals Committee has been heavilyengaged in delivery of the terminal reviewprogramme, containing many complexelements. This ambitious five-yearprogramme is aimed at providing vital toolsto raise safety and operational standards atmarine terminals. 2010 was also a yearwhen we focused on safety of marineoperations in the offshore environment.The launch of OVID (Offshore VesselInspection Database) in January 2010represented a sea change in the waymarine assurance is provided in thiscomplex field. As the year closed, theExecutive Committee was impressed by theprogress made with OVID; and I waspersonally encouraged to see so manymembers actively embrace the system,thus influencing standards for the better inthe offshore sector. Also during 2010, theOffshore Marine Committee was formed;this is now firmly established and engagedin a wide range of priorities.

The work of the IMO remains a key focus inthe OCIMF work programme, so it wasgood to see the IMO unveil a busy andambitious agenda in 2010. OCIMF applaudsthe IMO commitment to the reduction ofgreenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fromshipping; this focus has remained resolutedespite vigorous debate and the diverseviews expressed in plenary sessions of theMarine Environmental ProtectionCommittee. As with any global issue ofgreat complexity, there will be no overnightsolution for emissions—but progress isbeing made: efficiency indices have beendefined, and the work of the expert groupassessing market-based measures hasproduced a firm foundation for futureevaluation and identification of an effectiveinstrument. The reduction in GHGemissions from shipping remains a primaryobjective of the Forum.

2010 saw a further escalation in piracy on aglobal scale. During the year we have seenpiracy off the coast of Somalia expand itstheatre of operation, reaching theapproaches to the Arabian Gulf in the north,eastwards across the Arabian Sea to theshipping lanes off the west coast of India,and southward encompassing theSeychelles and the coastal waters of Kenyaand Tanzania. OCIMF was instrumentalduring 2010 in co-producing a third editionof Best Management Practices to Deter Piracyoff the Coast of Somalia and in the Arabian

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Sea Area. This edition provides practicaladvice and guidance to seafarers on thepreparations and action to be taken in orderto avoid, deter or delay a pirate attack in theGulf of Aden and Arabian Sea. We continueto lobby for more active resolution ofimmediate threats to seafarers while longerterm land-based initiatives continue, allunder the aegis of the UN Contact Group.

OCIMF’s role as a producer of technicalguidance and recommendations alsocontinued to expand during 2010. Theportfolio was increased through theproduction of several first editions,including The Safe Transfer of Liquefied Gas inan Offshore Environment—a publicationoverseen by the newly formed OffshoreMarine Committee—and The Use of LargeTankers in Seasonal First-Year Ice and SevereSub-Zero Conditions, amongst others.

The SIRE system has continued to advance,with several online developments beingunveiled during the course of the year. Theonline crew matrix now enables live data,reflecting current manning, to bedisplayed and updated efficiently. The newwebsite aligns both the tanker inspectionand offshore inspection databases with asingle look and feel. The SIRE Focus Groupalso completed work on the revision of theVessel Inspection Questionnaire, the fifth

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version of which was released on10 January 2011.

In April 2010 we bade farewell to PhilDavies as he completed three successfulyears as Director of OCIMF. We wish Philsuccess in his new role in Chevron. Wewelcome David Cotterell who joins asDirector from Shell and is well recognisedin the wider shipping community.

By any standards, 2010 was a productiveyear. I would especially like to thank thosemembers from many countries who haveprovided resources for our various workprogrammes and enriched the membershipof our committees; without them, it would

be impossible for the Forum to contributeas it does to resolving the broad spectrumof challenges faced by our industry today.

I wish John Ridgway every success as hesucceeds me as Chairman on myretirement in 2011, and I personally thankall those on the Executive Committee fortheir guidance, insights and friendship. Iknow that I leave OCIMF in good hands.

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As I compose my first annual review asDirector I am reminded of the broad

spectrum of issues and activities that theForum is involved in. 2010 has beenmemorable for many reasons, not leastreaching the milestone of our 40thanniversary. OCIMF was formed to providea cohesive voice to the oil industry,providing expertise in the safe andenvironmentally responsible transport andhandling of hydrocarbons in ships andterminals, and setting standards forcontinuous improvement. Although therole of OCIMF has broadened significantlyover the past four decades, these corevalues remain as important today as theywere in 1970. The 40th anniversarycelebrations also provided the Secretariatwith the ideal opportunity to bid a fondfarewell to Phil Davies on completion of hissuccessful three-year term in the Director’schair. Phil returns to California as the FleetManager of Chevron Shipping LLC, and wewish him every success.

Representing members views at the IMOremains a primary function of the Forum,and 2010 was a particularly busy year inthis respect. OCIMF participated in 32meetings, 2 diplomatic conferences and3 intersessional working groups, submitting8 papers and working issues in 22

correspondence groups over the course ofthe year. OCIMF also gave two well-receivedpresentations to the Marine EnvironmentProtection Committee, introducing the‘virtual arrival’ concept and our CO2trajectory modelling project, as initiatives toreduce greenhouse gas emissions fromships. Such a busy programme could nothave been delivered successfully withoutthe efforts and organisational skills ofCaptain Garry Hallett, our Deputy Directorand Chief Representative to the IMO.

Tanker inspection has continued todevelop, both in capability and usage, andit is encouraging to see increased usage ofthe SIRE system. Whilst it is pleasing to notethat an increasing number of port Statecontrol organisations have registered forfree access to SIRE, usage remainsdisappointingly low.

Our committees have enjoyed superbsupport from the membership throughout2010 and have made great progress indelivering against an ambitious projectplan. Our five-year terminal assuranceproject has moved ahead apace, with thefirst element, the Terminal ParticularsQuestionnaire (TPQ), completed anddevelopment work on all other elements ofthis complex project proceeding to plan.2010 also saw the newly formed OffshoreMarine Committee establish a long-termwork plan. Publications produced this yearinclude both a number of new titles andnew editions of earlier works: The Use ofLarge Tankers in Seasonal First-year Ice andSevere Sub-Zero Conditions; Safe Transfer ofLiquefied Gas in an Offshore Environment;Anchoring Systems and Procedures; theInternational Safety Guide for InlandNavigation Tank-barges and Terminals(ISGINTT); and the Guidelines for the Design,Operation and Maintenance of Multi-BuoyMoorings join other titles providinginvaluable guidance to our industry. Noneof this work would be possible without thedeep expertise provided from membercompanies to whom I extend my thanksand appreciation.

Piracy has continued to threaten ships andseafarers and, despite the best efforts ofgovernments, military forces and industry,has continued to grow. In the northernIndian Ocean and Arabian Sea, piracy hasexpanded rapidly, both in geographicalextent and in the number of increasinglyviolent attacks. Much of the effort in 2010has gone into a programme ofengagement, seeking greater support forcounterparty activities. A principalreference for ships providing guidance onself-protection measures has been thepublication, Best Management Practices toDeter Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and theArabian Sea Area (BMP3); the third edition ofthis publication was produced in June, and45,000 copies were distributed during thelatter half of the year. This invaluabledocument was produced jointly by OCIMFand Intertanko, and has been widelyendorsed by the industry and thoseinvolved in providing counter-piracy efforts.My personal thanks go to our GeneralCounsel, Philip Pascoe, who championedproduction of BMP3 and was the author ofmuch of its content. I fear the global threatof modern piracy will not be short-lived,and will occupy a place in the work of theForum for some time to come.

The OCIMF Secretariat also saw somechanges during 2010. Jane Fairweather, ourExecutive Assistant, retired. RebeccaHarrison moved roles into the newly-created position of Office Manager and wassucceeded as OCIMF Inspector AccreditationAdministrator by Anita Borsberry. OurOffshore Adviser, Ian Soady, returned to BP,eventually to be replaced by SeanNicholson (Chevron), and we are now ingood shape to make the best of newopportunities in 2011, continuing topromote the sustained improvement ofmarine safety and environmental standards.

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Director’s ReviewDavid Cotterell

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Helping to improve the safe and environmentally responsible operation of oil tankers and terminals since 1970

Brief History

OCIMF was formed in 1970, in response to increasing public

awareness of marine pollution. The organisation was

incorporated in Bermuda in 1977 and a branch office was

established in London.

The grounding of the Torrey Canyon in 1967 increased public

awareness of marine pollution by oil. By the early 1970s, with

environmental concerns at high levels, new anti-pollution

initiatives were starting to emerge, nationally, regionally

and internationally.

There was at that time an uncoordinated approach within the oil

shipping industry, with decisions being taken in a number of

international forums without any input from those who would

be most affected by those decisions. It was clear that something

needed to be done to ensure that the oil industry could play its

part by making its expertise available and its views known to

governmental and intergovernmental bodies.

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) was

formed at a meeting in London in April 1970, was granted

consultative status at the IMO in 1977 and continues to present

oil industry views at IMO meetings.The role of OCIMF has broadened during the intervening period,

taking into account the changing maritime activities of our

membership. OCIMF has embarked upon the terminal project,

applying the same successful architecture as the Ship Inspection

Report (SIRE) system, including standard information details, a

standard inspection questionnaire and best practices on training

and inspection to terminals. In a similar fashion, the Offshore

Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) was launched in 2010,

offering an objective independent inspection protocol to the

offshore support industry.

The SIRE programme is now the industry standard for vessel

reports. OCIMF’s committee structure has adapted to reflect the

worldwide distribution of member companies, enabling it to

assist with a wide variety of regional and international issues.

Through all these evolutionary changes the overriding goal has

remained—to improve the safe and environmentally responsible

operation of oil tankers and terminals.

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SecretariatFor recent Secretariat changes please visit the OCIMF website at www.ocimf.com

David Cotterell Director

(effective from April 2010)

Garry Hallett Deputy Director and

Chief Representative to the IMO

Bernard Lesegretain Senior

Technical Adviser

Cliff Proctor Technical Adviser


Sean Nicholson Technical

Adviser (Offshore) (effective

from January 2011)

Ian Shields Technical Adviser

(Maritime Security) (effective

from February 2011)

Rebecca Harrison Office Manager (effective from

April 2010)

Lauren McGee Administrator

Michelle RuttledgeAdministrator (effective from

July 2010)

Oliver Pointon OCIMF Training

and Accreditation Manager

Rob Collier OCIMF Compliance Manager

Aziz Benbelkacem OCIMF and IT

Systems Administrator

Pauline Gilbert Accounts Administrator

Shaikh Rahim Technical Adviser


Philip Pascoe General Counsel

Geoff Snow OCIMF Programme Manager

Anita Borsberry OCIMF Inspector

Accreditation Administrator

(effective from September 2010)

Christine Green (part time)

HR Adviser

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Organisational ChartNew OCIMF structure effective from January 2011




OCIMF and ITSystems






OCIMF InspectorAccreditationAdministrator

OCIMF InspectorTraining and

Accreditation Manager



Deputy Director,Chief Representative

to the IMO







Administrator AdministratorHR Adviser(part time)


(Maritime Security)

permanent employee seconded employee

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Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Addax Oryx Group

Administración Nacional de Combustibles Alcohol y Portland

Bakri International Energy Company Limited

BG LNG Services LLC

BHP Billiton Limited

BP Shipping Limited

Cargill Ocean Transportation

Cenovus Energy Inc

Centrica PLC

Chevron Shipping Company LLC

Compagnie de Distribution des Hydrocarbures

Compañia Española de Petroleós SA

ConocoPhillips Shipping LLC

Emirates National Oil Company

Enel Trade SpA

Engen Petroleum Limited

Eni SpA

Erg SpA

Essar Oil Limited

Excelerate Energy LLC

Gazprom Global LNG Ltd.

GDF Suez

Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Co. Ltd.

Hess Corporation

Husky Energy

Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Ineos Manufacturing Scotland Limited

International Marine Transportation Limited

Koch Shipping Inc

Kuwait Oil Company

LUKOIL Oil Company

Mærsk Oil

Marathon Petroleum Co. LP

Marquard & Bahls AG

Martin Midstream Partners

Motor Oil (Hellas) Corinth Refineries SA

Murco Petroleum

National Iranian Tanker Company

Neste Oil Corporation

Nexen Inc

Nigeria LNG Ltd.

Noble Americas Corp.

NuStar Energy LLP

Occidental Energy Marketing Inc

OMV Refining & Marketing GmbH

PDV Marina SA



Petróleos de Portugal – PETROGAL, SA

Petróleos Mexicanos

Petroleum Industry Marine Association of Japan*

Petron Corporation

Petronas Sungai Udang Port Sdn Bhd

Petroplus Marketing AG


Preem Petroleum AB

Primorsk Oil Terminal


Qatar International Petroleum Marketing Co. Limited

Qatar Petroleum

Reliance Industries Limited

Repsol YPF Trading Y Transporte SA


Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Sempra LNG

Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited

Sonangol Marine Services

Sonatrach SpA

Statoil ASA

Suncor Energy Inc

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP

Talisman Energy UK Limited

Tesoro Maritime Company

Total SA

Tullow Oil Plc

Valero Marketing & Supply Co.

Vermillion Energy Resources Ltd.

Western Refining Yorktown Inc

* The Petroleum Industry Marine Association of Japan (PIMA) iscounted as three OCIMF Members; a full list of PIMA companies isheld at the OCIMF Secretariat.

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Executive Committee(EXCOM)


Offshore MarineCommittee (OMC)

General PurposesCommittee (GPC)

SIREFocus Group


European/EasternTerminal Forum (EETF)

Western TerminalForum (WTF)

Asia Pacific TerminalForum (APTF)

Marine TechnicalSub-Committee (MTSC)

Navigation and RoutingSub-Committee (NaRSuC)


IMO ObserverDelegation

Ports and TerminalsCommittee (PTC)

Floating SystemsGroup (FSG)

OVID Focus Group (OFG)

Offshore MaritimeOperations Group



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OCIMF Committees

A committee structure with the Executive Committee at its head and four senior standing Committees reporting to it is in place. The senior standing Committees may establish Sub-Committees or Forums as necessary.

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Executive Committee(ExCom)

Chairman: Jan Kopernicki, Shell

The 65th meeting of the ExecutiveCommittee was held on 16 June 2010 inParis, and was hosted by Total. The 66thExecutive Committee Meeting and the 32ndAnnual General Meeting of the Forum wereheld in Vancouver, Canada on 18 November2010, coinciding with events celebrating theYear of the Seafarer in North America. TheChairman, Jan Kopernicki (Shell) and Vice-Chairmen, Mike Carthew (Chevron), WillJenkins (Exxon Mobil) and John Ridgway(BP), were elected for a further 12 months.

Agenda items discussed are listed below.Additionally, the Executive Committeereviewed the accounts, budget proposalsand progress against the strategic review aspresented by the Director. The ExecutiveCommittee debated a wide range of topicsincluding the following key issues:● Regulatory developments at the

International Maritime Organisation● Progress in the implementation of

MARPOL Annex VI● Regulatory initiatives to reduce

greenhouse gas emissions from ships● The work of the OCIMF Carbon Task Force

● European and regional regulatorydevelopments and forthcominglegislation

● Lifeboat safety● Piracy and maritime security● OCIMF publications● SIRE and OVID programme performance

and developments● IOPC Funds and HNS Convention activities.

Carbon Task Force

The Carbon Task Force was created to overseeand enact the policy decisions of theExecutive Committee with regard togreenhouse gas emissions, to support thework of the IMO and to monitor the work ofother bodies which affect shipping. The issuesunder the purview of the Task Force are:● Market-based measures (MBMs) to

reduce CO2 emissions from ships● CO2 Trajectory Model project● Evaluation of CO2 reduction predictions

made by external organisations inassociation with the expanded RoundTable organisations.

The Task Force, chaired by Sophie Fallou ofShell, met on Friday 24 September. Thegroup reviewed the 10 proposed market-based measures (MBMs) which had beenfurther developed by the IMO Expert Group.At this meeting, the group were of the

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Members of the Executive Committee at the 66th meeting held in Vancouver, Canada, on 18 November 2010

opinion that no one MBM stood out andthat further development was required.

The Task Force also took the opportunity toreview the work of the CO2 TrajectoryModel project and, in particular, to reviewthe report from the OCIMF workshop toassess the effectiveness and expected take-up of CO2 mitigating technologies. It wasthe decision of the Task Force that it wouldbe premature to publish the report at thistime as the work would be used by boththe CO2 Trajectory Prediction project andthe evaluation of the CO2 reductionpredictions from other organisations.

Legal Committee

Chairman: John Glennon, ExxonMobil; Vice-Chairman: Richard Keigwin, Total

The Legal Committee comprises 10 lawyersfrom Forum members and provides legalsupport for OCIMF activities. This supportincludes providing legal advice oncompetition/anti-trust law and intellectualproperty issues, and reviewing documentsprior to publication.

The Legal Committee held their 53rd meetingon 26 May 2010 at the American PetroleumInstitute in Washington DC, USA, hosted by BP.The 54th meeting was held on 4 November2010 in London and hosted by Shell. TheCommittee discussed a wide range of legalissues during their meetings, including:● HNS Convention and Protocol● IOPC Funds● International Convention for the Safe and

Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships● MARPOL Annex VI● OCIMF trade mark protection● EU Directive on ship-source pollution

and the introduction of sanctions,including criminal sanctions

● Piracy● SIRE and TMSA2 issues● Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID)● Terminal Programme Review Group● OCIMF publications and translations.

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General PurposesCommittee (GPC)

Chairman: Steffen Jacobsen, Mærsk

The 70th meeting of the General PurposesCommittee was held in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil on 13–14 April 2010, and was hostedby Petrobras. The 71st meeting of theCommittee was held on 5–6 October 2010in Helsinki, Finland and hosted by Neste.

The GPC reviewed the work undertaken byits sub-committees, work groups andfocus groups, and noted that significantprogress had been made in all areas of thework programme. Of particular interestwas the progress made in thedevelopment of the OVID programmesince its launch earlier in the year. Otheritems discussed by the GPC included:● SIRE, OVID and TMSA programme

developments● Piracy, including detailed discussion on

the development of BMP3 and themost effective way to distribute it toshipping

● Lifeboat safety including developmentof recommendations in the jointindustry working group

● Review of the draft information paperon the hazards of mercury in cargoes

● Review of the information paper on safenavigation in the Straits of Magellan

● OCIMF’s work at the IMO, and review ofthe forward programme

● Forthcoming European legislation● Publications update and planning.

Marine TechnicalSub-Committee (MTSC)

Chairman: Ken Reid, Shell

The 20th meeting of the Marine TechnicalSub-Committee was held in Houston on26–27 May 2010, and was hosted byConocoPhillips. The 21st meeting was heldin Paris on 15–16 September 2010 and washosted by Total.

The Sub-Committee is supported bymembers from BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips,IMT, Mærsk, SeaRiver, Shell, Total and Vela,and during 2010 welcomed new membersfrom Petrovietnam, Sonangol and Statoil.

The MTSC sponsors working groups on:● Engineering Competencies:

• The Working Group will investigate thecurrent standards of engineeringpractices in the context of such factorsas advancing technology, reducedmanning and changes in operatingculture. Based upon that investigation,it will identify possible improvementsto existing engineering practices, anddevelop new guidance that will resultin a positive contribution to the safetyand reliability of vessel operations.

● Fuel Switching:• The implementation of MARPOL

Annex VI Emission Control Areas(ECAs), and regional legislation such asCARB in California and the EU 0.1per cent limit on fuel sulphur at berthin EU ports, has created the need forrobust procedures for managingswitching between fuel types safely.The MTSC has been working onguidance that will assist tankeroperators by identifying the points ofconcern that should be consideredwhen developing such procedures.

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● Dynamic loading of cranes in exposedwaters:• With many offshore terminals

changing to double-carcass hoses, theincrease in weight of the hose nowbrings it close to the rated capacity ofvessel hose cranes. When this iscoupled with the dynamic loadingcaused by vessel movement due tothe motion of the sea, the loading canexceed the specified working load(SWL) of the crane. The Crane WorkingGroup has been developing bestpractice recommendations for existingvessels and undertaking a review ofthe recommendations for the SWL ofnew hose cranes.

• The scope of the Working Group wasalso expanded to includedevelopment of guidance for craneswhich are used for personnel transfer.

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The Sub-Committee has been activelyengaged in supporting the Secretariat ongreenhouse gas issues at the IMO, as wellas the other issues being monitored andparticipated in by the MTSC, including:● Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)● Damage stability● MARPOL Annex VI● Industry Lifeboat Group● Hydrogen sulphide in bunker fuels.

Ice Sub-Committee(ICE SC)

Chairman: Vesa Penttila, Neste Oil

The Ice Sub-Committee held its 10th, 11thand 12th meetings on 27 January, 24 Marchand 16 September 2010, respectively.Members from BP, IMT/ExxonMobil, Shell, Total,ConocoPhillips, Neste Oil, Primosk Oil, Lukoil,Svitzer, Unicom and IACS participated in, andcontributed to, the work of Sub-Committee.

● Briefing Paper for OCIMF memberchartering and vetting groups, onShipping Operations in the Arctic Region:• In June 2009, the Sub-Committee

commenced work on thedevelopment of a Briefing Paper forOCIMF member chartering and vettinggroups, on Shipping Operations in theArctic Region, similar in structure to thebriefing document for non-Arcticregions. The work on the Arctic paperwas completed and the paper was

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released for members on the OCIMFwebsite in August 2010. The paper wasscheduled to be reviewed at the March2011 meeting, and updated with anynew information if necessary.

● The use of large tankers in ice andsevere sub-zero conditions (excludingArctic regions):• During its meeting in October 2009,

the GPC expressed interest in thecontent of an existing Briefing Paperfor OCIMF Member Chartering andVetting Groups on the use of largetankers in ice and severe sub-zeroconditions (excluding Arctic regions)being made available as a publicationfor third parties outside the OCIMFmembership. The Sub-Committeecommenced a review of the content ofthe Briefing Paper in January 2010 witha view to re-structuring it for widerpublication. In undertaking this review,members considered that the contentshould be relevant for at least five

years, this being a typical publicationreview cycle. Subsequently the reviewand re-structuring of the paper into apublication was completed, and thenew document was published inDecember 2010.

Other issues discussed/monitored include:● The ICE SC task group continues to

provide input to the IMO Polar Codecorrespondence group working on theMandatory Code for Ships Operating inPolar Waters.

● A proposal for the development of anArctic Briefing Paper on Offshore Vessels

● Personnel Training and CompetencyAssessment Guidance for Ice Operation

● Operations at terminals impacted by iceor severe sub-zero temperatures

● Sharing of Members’ experiences of the2010 trip to the Arctic Northern Sea Route.

The 13th meeting of the Ice Sub-Committee was held in March 2011.

Navigation and RoutingSub-Committee (NaRSuC)

Chairman: Phil Truscott, IMT

The 37th and 38th meetings of NaRSuCwere held on 11 March and 10 September2010, respectively. Members from BP,Chevron, IMT/ExxonMobil, Shell, Total,Statoil, PetroVietnam and Mærskparticipated in, and contributed to, thework of the Sub-Committee.

The Marine Technical

Sub-Committee at

the 20th MTSC

meeting held in

Houston on 26–27

May 2010

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The Sub-Committee addressed thefollowing work items:● Revision of the OCIMF publication,

Anchoring Systems and Procedures forLarge Tankers:• The revision work on the publication,

now titled Anchoring Systems andProcedures, was completed in 2010.The title of the revised publication hasbeen amended slightly by removingthe reference to ‘Large Tankers’, as therevised document will be applicableto all types of vessels, irrespective oftheir size. The revised publication waspublished in October 2010.

• The information paper, Estimating TheEnvironmental Loads on AnchoringSystems, was developed in support ofthe ‘Anchoring Systems’ publication,and was published on the OCIMFwebsite along with the environmentalforce calculation tool in October 2010.The paper provides general guidanceon the assumptions made andmethodology used in estimating theforces, and includes an interactivecalculation sheet and a separatecalculator to assist Masters in theestimation of forces. Plots and graphsused in support of the calculationprocess are included as an appendix.

● Revision of OCIMF briefing paper forOCIMF Member Companies, Guidelinesfor Transiting the Straits of Magellan:• Full review and updating of the paper

was conducted. The revision work wascompleted and the revised paperreleased on the OCIMF website inNovember 2010.

● Danish Pilotage:• The Sub-Committee continued to

engage with the Joint Pilotage UsersGroup (JPUG). The 6th JPUG meeting(JPUG 6) was attended by theSecretariat on 15 September 2009.

• Actions initiated by the JPUG continueto improve the compliance with theIMO Recommendation on Navigationthrough the Entrances to the Baltic Seawhich recommends the use of pilotsfor vessels with a draft of 11 metres or

more. It was stated that the work needsto be continued to further improve andalign some vessels and operators in theuse of pilotage service. Danish pilotagefees have been increased in 2010 by20% to meet with improved provisionof services.

• New Danish Pilotage Act.● STCW Task Group:

• The Task Group completed the reviewof the proposed amendments to theSTCW Convention and Code, whichresulted in a number of OCIMFsubmissions to the 40th Session ofthe IMO Sub-Committee onStandards of Training andWatchkeeping (STW 40) in February2009. Some of the Task Group’sproposals have been incorporated inthe revised STCW Convention andCode. The Task Group providedsupport to STW 41 in January 2010and continued to monitor theproposed amendments. TheSecretariat attended the DiplomaticConference on the STCW Convention1978, as amended in 1995 and in2010, held in Manila, in thePhilippines in June 2010. Theamendments adopted at thisConference will be known as the‘Manila 2010 Amendments’.

Other issues worked on included:● Continued involvement in the

Cooperative Mechanism activities for theStraits of Malacca and Singapore

● Piracy● IMO E-navigation strategy

correspondence group● IMO Sub-Committee on Safety of

Navigation (NAV) activity● Pilotage incidents and issues● Review and discussion of Turkish Straits

transit and Turkish government policy● Incident review

The 39th NaRSuC meeting was held on15 February 2011.

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Ports and TerminalsCommittee (PTC)

Chairman: Andy Dogherty, IMT/ExxonMobil;Vice-Chairman: Phil Jameson, Shell

The 72nd meeting of the Ports andTerminals Committee (PTC 72) was held inHouston on 28–29 April 2010, and washosted by ConocoPhiliips. The 73rd PTCmeeting was held in London on 13–14October 2010 and was hosted by Shell.

Delegates from member companies BG,BP Shipping, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ENI,ENOC, Excelerate, ExxonMobil/IMT, INEOS,Kuwait Oil Company, Marquard & Bahls,Nigeria LNG, PMI/PEMEX, Saudi Aramco/Vela, Shell, Total, PDVSA, Petrobras,Primorsk Oil Terminal, Reliance IndustriesLtd., Statoil and Valero actively participatedin, and contributed to, the work of theCommittee.

The PTC continues to manage a busyagenda focused on safety andenvironmental protection in theship/shore, or tanker and marine interface.These agenda matters arise fromlegislative changes (e.g. from the IMO),from OCIMF members directly, or viafeedback from one of the three regionalforums, i.e the Asia Pacific Terminal Forum(APTF), European/Eastern Terminal forum(EETF) and the Western Terminal Forum(WTF). Delegates are from Europe, Northand South America, Scandinavia, Africaand Asia.

The following summarises the major PTCwork activities completed or in progressduring 2010–11:

● After publication of the fifth edition ofOCIMF’s Guide to Manufacturing andPurchasing Hoses for Offshore Moorings(GMPHOM) including Considerationsrelating to Hose System Design towardsthe end of 2009, a working group waslaunched to review, and to compileinto a single publication, the OCIMF

publications Guidelines for the Handing,Storage, Inspection and Testing of Hosesin the Field (2nd Edition, 1995), SPMHose Ancillary Equipment Guide (3rdEdition, 1987) and Single Point MooringMaintenance and Operations Guide (2ndEdition, 1995).(Chairman: George Franklin, Shell)

● The Ship-to-Ship (STS) Steering Groupwas tasked with following all the issues,regulations and proposals forthcomingfrom the IMO and the EC dealing with STSissues. The Steering Group has preparedthe OCIMF publication, Ship to Ship ServiceProvider Management incorporating STSService Provider Self Assessment, which isscheduled to be published in the secondquarter of quarter 2011.(Chairman: Andrew Bickerdike, Chevron)

● A working group was established toreview and update the joint ICS/OCIMFpublication, Ship to Ship Transfer Guide(Petroleum), 4th Edition, 2005.(Chairman: Jim Chapman, BP)

● The Guidelines for the Design, Operationand Maintenance of Multi-Buoy Mooringwas published in 2010.(Chairman: Bill Assante, ExxonMobil)

● OCIMF was represented on thedrafting/review committee for the BritishStandard BS 6349, Code of Practice forMaritime Structure. This work and OCIMFrepresentation will continue in 2011 on

Part 1: Code of Practice and General Criteria,and on Part 4: Code of Practice for Designof Fendering and Mooring Systems. (OCIMFRepresentative: David Veale, Shell)

● OCIMF is represented on the PIANC(Permanent International Association ofNavigation Congress) through adedicated Task Force providing input to,and review of, PIANC activities. TheOCIMF task force was put together toensure its members have a singleconcerted voice on the guidelines to beproduced. Several OCIMF task forcemembers are also on the PIANC WorkingGroup Committee.• The PIANC MarCom 55 Working Group

was created to develop industryguidelines and documents regardingthe safety aspects of berthing/unberthing tankers and gas carriers atport facilities. (Chairman: AndyDogherty IMT/ExxonMobil)

• The PIANC MarCom 145 WorkingGroup was created to developindustry guidance regarding berthingvelocities and fender design. (OCIMFrepresentative: David Veale, Shell)

• The PIANC MarCom 153 WorkingGroup was created to developrecommendations for the design ofmarine oil terminals.(OCIMF Representative: Bill Assante,ExxonMobil)

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● The PTC established a task group toconduct a gap analysis to ensure thatthere are no inconsistencies betweenthe information contained in theInternational Safety Guide for InlandNavigation Tank-Barges and Terminals(ISGINTT), the International Safety Guidefor Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT)and the Barge Safety Guide.

● The Wind and Current Drag CoefficientTask Force continued its projectdevelopment work, focusing on:• establishing the current drag

coefficient for ‘very large crude carrier’(VLCC) tankers, post Marpol;

• evaluating the validity of the OCIMF/SIGTTO wind drag coefficient data.(Chairman: Alain Ledoux, Total)

● OCIMF’s Executive Committee issupporting the Latin Americaengagement through the WesternTerminal Forum (WTF) covering ‘North’and ‘South’ issues, and the PTC is incharge to understand better whatshould be done at the Secretariat levelin order to federate, and benefit fromthe huge expertise of, this LatinAmerican Continent. The PTC stronglysupported the hosting of WTF 49 byANCAP (Administración Nacional deCombustibles Alcohol y Portland) inPunta del Este, Uruguay on 29–30October 2010; this was the first WTFmeeting to be held in South America.

● In 2007, OCIMF’s Executive Committeemade a decision to raise the awarenessof OCIMF within the ChineseGovernment and oil industry, andamongst tanker operators based inChina. Consequently, the China FocusGroup (CFG) was launched.Considerable interest in OCIMF wasgenerated and many new workingrelationships were developed. Everyyear, OCIMF—through the CFG—attends a number of events, both ashost and participant. The translation intoMandarin of several OCIMF documentshas been initiated.

Consolidated OCIMF MarineTerminal System: Terminal Policy Review Group(TPRG) / Terminal Policy SteeringGroup (TPSG)

Chairman: Tony Pollock: INEOS

At the request of the Executive Committee,the PTC initiated the Terminal Policy ReviewGroup (TPRG). The TPRG was instructed toperform a high-level review of OCIMFterminal guidelines and systems. Tomanage TPRG activities, the Terminal PolicySteering Group (TPSG) was established. TheExCom endorsed the project proposals andagreed to the establishment of the TPSG,which will report to the PTC.

Project launch, 2009The goal of the review were as follows: ● To raise standards at marine terminals

for safer berths and ship/shoreinterfacing.

● To develop, in 3–5 years, a consolidatedsystem incorporating:• terminal particulars;• terminal assessment;• terminal operator training; and • terminal assessor training and


Working Groups identified in the plan

Guidance Review (GR) Working Group

The review of all available industryguidance and best practices wasconsidered to be an initial step in

developing the consolidated OCIMF marineterminal system.

The Guidance Review Working Group(GR WG) reviewed relevant guidance/bestpractices and provided details forconsideration by the Marine TerminalBaseline Criteria (MTBLC) Working Group.

Terminal Particulars Questionnaire (TPQ)Working Group

Chairman: Kurt Hallier, ConocoPhillips

The TPQ Working Group was convened inNovember 2009 to develop the TPQsubcomponent of the Marine TerminalDatabase and Marine Terminal AssessmentSystem. The expected outcome is anaccurate repository of marine particularsdata needed for assessing the suitability ofthe ship/shore interface.

Ongoing work and achievements to dateinclude the following:● A beta version of the TPQ editor

software has been developed; WorkingGroup members carried out testing ofthe software, which was updatedfollowing their feedback.

● Further testing continued, with theinvolvement of member terminaloperators. Subsequently, a number ofobservations and comments werereceived, aimed at improving the systemfurther, in particular with regard to itsuser-friendliness.

● Development of the complete TPQsystem (beta version) is now in progress,

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including user guidance, user applicationagreement, access control system, etc. Asoft launch of the system is planned witha small number of known terminalsundertaking final testing prior to themain launch, scheduled to take placearound mid 2011.

Marine Terminal Baseline Criteria (MTBLC)Working Group

Chairman: Rob Atkins, BP

The MTBLC Working Group was launched inMarch 2010 and has since held threemeetings. Revision of the current OCIMFMTBLC publication, under a new formatbased on the TMSA format, is in progress.The title of the revised document will beMarine Terminal Management and SelfAssessment (MTMSA).

The following work is expected to becompleted by mid 2011:● Review, revise and further develop the

OCIMF Marine Terminal Baseline Criteriainto a Marine Terminal Self-assessmentQuestionnaire (TAQ) to serve as the basedocument of the OCIMF MarineTerminal Assessment system. TheWorking Group has adopted the modelestablished in the OCIMF TankerManagement and Self Assessment(TMSA) programme.

● Recognising that the MTMSAcomponent of the system will be anelectronic database, the Working Groupis working with the OCIMF informationtechnology team, through concept,development and launch phases.

● Assess which key questions could beused as a basis for PerformanceIndicators for inclusion in the TAQ, andprovide the draft texts.

● Review existing MTBLC guidancequestions to assess whether theywarrant stand-alone status as aPerformance Indicator or whether theycan be used for drafting the guidancetext for primary Performance Indicators.

● Consider grouping the identifiedPerformance Indicators into logicalgroups (sub-elements) with the aim oflimiting the number in each sub-element.

● Review the content of the individualSection Guidance, to assess whether touse it as guidance for individualPerformance Indicators or to supportthe drafting of narrative text introducingeach element and sub-element of theMTMSA.

Marine Terminal Operator Training System(MTOTS) Working Group

Chairman: Branislav Beara, ENOC

The MTOTS Working Group was launched inJune 2010 and has since held two meetings.

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The purpose of the Working Group is todevelop a training system for marineterminal operators, centred on trainingguidance based upon the interfacialaspects of ISGOTT and particularly theShip/Shore Safety Check-List (SSSCL).● The Working Group will review existing

competence standards, including theOCIMF Marine Terminal Training andCompetence Assessment Guidelines(MTTCA) and the SIGTTO modeladopted in Suggested CompetencyStandards for Ship’s Staff.

● Applicability, marketing, utilisation,accessibility, and relevance will beconsidered in reviewing existing trainingand competence assessment systems.

● The training system will incorporate aprocess to verify training transfer(learning) and the effectiveness of thetraining.

● The work is estimated to take from12–18 months.

Marine Terminal Assessor andAccreditation Programme (MTA)Working Group

The MTA Working Group has not yet beeninitiated. Activities of the Working Groupwill be scheduled to coincide with theneeds of the OCIMF Marine TerminalAssessment System.

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Asia Pacific TerminalForum (APTF)

Chairman: Terry Luke, Chevron / SivaKumar, Shell

The 16th and 17th meetings of the AsiaPacific Terminal Forum were held on18–19 February and 2–3 September 2010,respectively.

The following companies participated in,and contributed to, the work of theregional Forum: Alliance Refining Company;BP; Caltex; Chevron; Total; ConocoPhillips;IMT/ExxonMobil; New Zealand RefiningCompany; Petroleum Industry MarineAssociation of Japan; Petronas; Shell;Singapore Petroleum Company; SingaporeRefining Company; Tesoro, Petron, PTT,SPRC and PetroVietnam.

The Asia Pacific Terminal Forum worked ona number of matters including:● Ship/shore interface training:

• Work on this item is progressingthrough the Singapore WorkplaceHealth and Safety (WHS) CouncilShip/Shore Interface Sub-Committee.APTF participation in this activity wasmaintained in 2010.

● Safe access to vessels with exposed/raised structures:• An Information Paper on safe access

to vessels with exposed/raisedstructures is being developed. Thiswork is being led by the EETF WorkingGroup, and APTF is supporting andproviding input. The purpose of theInformation Paper is to highlight theissues and risks associated with thechanges to deck structure, and howthese risks might be mitigated toensure safe access and working in thecargo deck area. The InformationPaper is intended for both ship andterminal personnel use, and it ishoped that it will help to reduce thefrequency and probability of accidentsin this area.

A wide range of subjects were discussed/considered by the Forum, including:● Raising terminal standards in China● Development of the APTF● A proposal to develop an OCIMF

incident database● A proposal to develop an Information

Paper on manual doping operation toensure safety

● Regional Navigational Issues—LittoralStates Cooperative Mechanism Forum

● Draining of shore lines after completionof discharge operations

● Member operating experiences anddiscussion of incidents and near misses.

The 18th meeting of the APTF was held on10–11 February 2011.

European/Eastern TerminalForum (EETF)

Chairman: Tony Pollock, INEOS

The 57th meeting of the European/EasternTerminal Forum was hosted by QatarPetroleum/Tasweeq in Doha on2–3 February 2010. The 58th meeting washosted by INEOS at Edinburgh on 6–7 July2010. Both meetings were well supportedwith more than 20 delegates from 15companies in attendance.

Topics discussed included:● Pipe passage with/without machinery;

ventilation and entry requirements● Draining of NLS from shore terminal

lines back to the discharged ship● Maritime security/ISPS● Operational noise from vessel

alongside● Clearance of siltation at berth● Biofuels carriage and handling.

The EETF currently has two active workinggroups which were established to developtwo Information Papers:● The Emergency Shutdown System

(ESD) Working Group consideredmatters related to ESDs, from theterminal side only, highlightingemergency shutdown devices andequipment on terminals.

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● Safe access (SA) onboard ships withexposed/raised deck structures wasaddressed by the SA Working Group,highlighting safety and design issues oftankers with exposed deck structures,and the interface with terminals. TheAPTF is also involved in the SA WorkingGroup.

Western Terminal Forum(WTF)

Chairman: Max Cordova, PEMEX

The 48th meeting of the Western TerminalForum (WTF 48) took place in New Orleanson 9–10 March 2010 and was hosted byLOOP. The 49th meeting took place inPunta del Este on 29–30 October 2010 andwas hosted by ANCAP.

The Forum is supported by members fromBG, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Koch,LOOP, Marathon, Petro-Canada,PMI/PEMEX, SeaRiver, Shell, Tesoro andValero. During the 49th meeting held inPunta del Este, the Forum was happy towelcome new members from ANCAP,Petrobras and PDVSA.

In conjunction with its parent Committee,the PTC, the Forum is actively seeking toincrease the participation of OCIMF

members from South and Central Americain order to more fully represent the region.As a part of this initiative, ANCAP kindlyoffered to host the 49th WTF meeting inconjunction with the VI Latinoamericana deOperadores de Monoboyas Conference.

The Forum sponsors the Barge SafetyWorking Group which is working onupdating the Barge Safety Manual.

Other issues under discussion by the WTFare:● International Ship and Port Facility

Security Code (ISPS)● Mercury in crude oil● Ship/Shore Safety Checklist● Jetty topsides maintenance● Oil spill response plans● Manning at conventional terminals.

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Offshore Terminal Forum (OTF)/Offshore Marine Committee (OMC)

Chairman: John Gipson, BP/Mark Newby ConocoPhillips

The 13th and final meeting of the OffshoreTerminal Forum was held in Cancun,Mexico on 28–29 January 2010 and washosted by PEMEX. During the meeting, theSecretary confirmed that the ExecutiveCommittee had given its blessing for theplan to elevate the Offshore TerminalForum to the status of Committee. Also ofsignificance on the agenda at OTF 13 wasthe launch of OVID, the Offshore VesselInspection Database, which went live on6 January 2010. John Gipson stepped downas Chair at OTF 13.

On 17 March 2010, the Offshore MarineCommittee (OMC) met for the first time fora planning meeting. This was held duringa week focused around OVID, with theofficial launch of the OVID system on16 March, followed by an inspectorstraining course on 18–19 March. Thelaunch of OVID was attended by morethan 80 industry representatives at the

Aberdeen Curling Club, followed by ameal hosted by Jan Kopernicki, Chairmanof OCIMF.

The first official meeting of the OMC washeld on 23 September 2010 in Ballater,Scotland and hosted by the newChairman, Mark Newby of ConocoPhillips.

The meeting was held in conjunction withthe OVID Focus Group (OFG), the OffshoreMarine Operations Group (OMOG) and theFloating Systems Group (FSG). During theweek, new members to the Committeewere welcomed from Marathon Oil andMærsk Supply.

Two major pieces of work were completedin 2010, with publication of Safe Transfer ofLiquefied Gas in an Offshore Environment(STOLGOE) and the launch of the OffshoreVessel Inspection Database.

The Committee and its work groups remainengaged in activities including:● Codes of Practice (Work Group).

Coordinator: Hielke Brugts, Bluewater● Qualification of DP (Dynamic

Positioning) operatives● DP failure mode effect analysis (FMEA)● Offshore assurance management and

organisation● Experience of hawser life and

retirement● Security of offshore installations● Update for the Safety Loading

Guidelines (with special relevance toharsh environments)—for worldwideapplication.

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OCIMF were delighted to be able to celebrate their 40th anniversary with

colleagues and industry associates, past and present, on 17 June 2010 at

Middle Temple Hall, London. It was an enjoyable and memorable occasion

held in delightful surroundings.

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the East, pirate attacks have continued tofollow this movement, and the end of 2010,attacks had taken place within 200 miles ofIndia. This change in the area of attack was,in part, related to the success ofmultinational naval forces within the Gulf ofAden, forcing the Somali pirates to move toother areas.

To assist member companies, OCIMFcontinues to have regular telephoneconference meetings, supported byEUNAVFOR and NATO, to increaseawareness and improve the safety ofoperating vessels in the region.

OCIMF member companies have continuedto supply a number of mariners toEUNAVFOR Operational Headquarters atNorthwood (North London) to act asMerchant Navy Liaison Officers (MNLOs) arole that is regarded as essential by theHeadquarters. OCIMF member companieshave also provided the first MNLO to workwith UKMTO in Dubai.

OCIMF has actively participated in theContact Group on Piracy off the Coast ofSomalia (CGPCS) and its Work Groups.

In early 2010, supported by other industryorganisations, OCIMF produced andpublished the 3rd edition of BestManagement Practices to Deter Piracy off theCoast of Somalia and in the Arabian Sea Area(BMP3) as a free handbook to assistshipowners and operators preparing for atransit through the region. By the end of

2010, more than 45,000 copies of thebooklet had been distributed.

OCIMF continues to work closely withEUNAVFOR, UKMTO, NATO, CombinedMaritime Forces and governmentdepartments in the UK and the USA inrelation to piracy issues.

OCIMF is very aware that piracy is,unfortunately, taking place in many otherareas of the world, and is particularlyconcerned about the incidents of piracyand armed robbery off the coast of WestAfrica. OCIMF has been actively workingwith governments and organisations,including the IMO to improve the maritimesecurity situation in the Gulf of Guinea bythe creation of a regional maritimeinformation sharing centre.

In relation to the Malacca Straits and theSouth China Sea OCIMF continues to workclosely with the Singapore InformationFusion Centre.

BMP3, the joint OCIMF/industry best management

practices handbook on piracy, was published in

early 2010; by the end of the year, more than

45,000 copies had been distributed.

Maritime Security

The problems of Somali based piracy inthe Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea area,

together with the maritime security issuesin the Gulf of Guinea and South China Sea,have continued to be a significant focusfor OCIMF.

The sea area at risk from Somali basedpiracy has continued to increased during2010. Whilst the Gulf of Aden has seenongoing attacks, increasingly attacks havespread across a large area of the ArabianSea. Attacks have taken place off Kenya andTanzania, in the Northern part of theMozambique Channel, in the Northern partof the Arabian Sea and off the coast ofOman. As shipping has moved its North-South transits of the Arabian Sea further to

The problems of Somali based piracy have continued to be a significant focus for OCIMF

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The IMO is the United Nations’specialised agency with responsibility

for improving maritime safety andpreventing pollution from ships. The IMO’smain task has been to develop andmaintain a comprehensive regulatoryframework for shipping, and its remittoday includes safety, environmentalconcerns, legal matters, technical co-operation, maritime security and theefficiency of shipping.

The IMO’s specialised committees and sub-committees are the focus for the technicalwork to update existing legislation ordevelop and adopt new regulations.Meetings are attended by maritime expertsfrom member governments, together withthose from interested intergovernmentaland non-governmental organisations.

OCIMF would like to congratulate MiguelPalomares on his retirement from the IMO,and his replacement Jo Espinoza-Ferrey.

IMO 2010

2010 was an extremely busy year for theIMO. During the year, OCIMF attended 32IMO meetings, 2 diplomatic conferencesand 3 intersessional working groups. OCIMFalso submitted papers to 8 of the IMOmeetings, and worked in 22 of thecommittee correspondence groups.

It was formally announced that 2011 wouldbe designated ‘2011: Piracy—Orchestratingthe Response’. 2010 was designated ‘Year ofthe Seafarer.’ OCIMF is working closely withall parties, including the IMO, to bringabout a speedy resolution to this issue.

OCIMF made two presentations to the IMO’sMarine Environment Protection Committee(MEPC), the first being a presentationexplaining the ‘Virtual Arrival’ concept andthe second being a presentation explainingthe CO2 Trajectory Model project. Both werewell received.

The achievements of the Organisationduring 2010 included:● completion of the review, amendments

and final act to the Standards of Trainingand Watchkeeping ‘STW 2010 ManilaAmendments’ during the DiplomaticConference in Manila, in the Philippineson 21–25 June 2010;

● the Diplomatic Conference on theRevision of the HNS Convention held on26–30 April 2010, and therecommendation for interested partiesto ratify the Convention;

International Maritime Organization (IMO)‘Safe, secure and efficient shipping on clean oceans’

Above: the IMO Headquarters at Albert Embankment, London, UK

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● progression on the debate on climatechange, with progress made on theEnergy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI),the Ship Energy Efficiency OperationalIndex (EEOI) and the Ship EnergyEfficiency Management Plan (SEEMP);

● continued focus on piracy and acts ofarmed robbery against ships withrecognition of the industry publicationBest Management Practices 3 (BMP3); and

● adoption of goal-based standards (GBS)for ship construction for oil tankers andbulk carriers built after 1 January 2016.

During 2010, the following NGOs weregranted consultative status at the IMO: ● Bureau International des Containers et

du Transport Intermodal (BIC); and● Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss).

It should be recalled that, at its 26th regularsession, the IMO Assembly approvedAgreements of Cooperation between theIMO and the following organisations:● the Marine Accident Investigators’

International Forum (MAIIF);● the Riyadh Memorandum of

Understanding on Port State Control(Riyadh MoU);

● the International Whaling Commission(IWC);

● the International Transport Forum (ITF);● the Commission on the Protection of the

Black Sea Against Pollution (the Black SeaCommission, or BSC);

● the North East Atlantic FisheriesCommission (NEAFC); and

● the Agreement on the Conservation ofCetaceans of the Black Sea,Mediterranean Sea and contiguousAtlantic Area (ACCOBAMS).

In addition, the IMO approved a revisedAgreement of Cooperation with theOrganization of American States (OAS).

The following members were elected toCouncil for the 2010–11 biennium, in threeCategories:

● Category (a) members elected: China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway,Panama, Republic of Korea, RussianFederation, United Kingdom and theUnited States.

● Category (b) members elected:Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada,France, Germany, India, the TheNetherlands, Spain and Sweden.

● Category (c) members elected: Australia,Bahamas, Belgium, Chile, Cyprus,Denmark, Egypt, Indonesia, Jamaica,Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Nigeria,the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore,South Africa, Thailand and Turkey.

STCW DiplomaticConference, Manila,21–25 June 2010

The STCW Diplomatic Conference to amendthe Standards of Training, Certification andWatchkeeping (STCW) Convention was heldat the Philippine International ConventionCentre (PICC) in Manila, in June 2010.

The Conference opened with a speech fromthe IMO Secretary General, EfthimiosMitropoulos. The elected President of theConference was Neil Ferrer (Philippines), andRear Admiral Peter Brady (Jamaica) waselected Chairman of the Committee of theWhole. The meeting was attended by 89Member and Associated Member States,3 intergovernmental organisations(IGOs)/UN Bodies and 17 non-governmentalorganisations (NGOs) including OCIMF.

The amendments to the Convention(referred to as the ‘Manila Amendments2010’) shall be deemed to have beenaccepted on 1 July 2011 and will enter intoforce on 1 January 2012.

OCIMF would like to thank Shaikh Rahimand the OCIMF STW working group for theirassistance in achieving the successfulposition that took us forward to thisConference.

Hazardous and NoxiousSubstances (HNS)Diplomatic Conference,26–30 April 2010

The Diplomatic Conference on Hazardousand Noxious Substance was held at the IMOheadquarters in London on 26–30 April2010, and was attended by 79 MemberStates and 13 NGOs, including OCIMF.

Her Highness Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui,Ambassador Extraordinary andPlenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Moroccoto the Court of St. James's, was electedPresident of the Conference.

The Vice-Presidents elected by theConference were: H.E. Ana Maria TelesCarreira, Republic of Angola; Birgit SøllingOlsen, Deputy Director-General, DanishMaritime Authority; Dorota Lost-Sieminska,Director, Maritime Transport and InlandNavigation Department, Ministry ofInfrastructure, Poland; H.E. Dr James E.Williams, High Commissioner of Saint Kitts;and H.E. Iztok Jarc, AmbassadorExtraordinary and Plenipotentiary of theRepublic of Slovenia.

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HNS Conference Resolution No. 1Resolution No. 1 requested that theAssembly of the International Oil PollutionCompensation Fund 1992 (IOPC Fund 1992)carry out, in addition to the tasks under the1992 Fund Convention, the administrativetasks necessary for setting up the HNS Fund,in accordance with the provisions of the2010 HNS Convention.

HNS Conference Resolution No. 2Having decided that the promotion oftechnical cooperation will expedite theacceptance, uniform implementation andenforcement of the 2010 HNS Protocol byStates, Resolution No. 2:i) urged that States Parties to the 2010

HNS Protocol, Member States of the IMO,other appropriate organizations and themaritime industry provide assistance,either directly or through the IMO, tothose States which require support inthe consideration of adoption, and in theimplementation, of the 2010 HNSProtocol;

ii) invited the IMO to make adequateprovision in its Integrated TechnicalCooperation Programme (ITCP) related tothe ratification and effectiveimplementation of the HNS Protocoland, in particular, to address requests forassistance in developing appropriatenational legislation; and

iii) invited States Parties to the 2010 HNSProtocol, Member States of the IMO,other appropriate organisations and themaritime industry to provide financialand in-kind support to the IMO fortechnical assistance activities related tothe adoption and effectiveimplementation of the 2010 HNSProtocol.

HNS Conference Resolution No. 3Resolution No. 3 invited all States to giveearly and urgent consideration to the 2010HNS Protocol with a view to their acceptancethereof at an early date. States whichbecome Party to the 2010 HNS Protocol wereurged to deposit the appropriate instrumentswith the IMO Secretary-General as soon as

possible. Further, the Resolution appealed toall States which decide to become Party tothe 2010 HNS Protocol to ensure that theydeposit instruments only in respect of the2010 Protocol, without any references to the1996 HNS Convention.

HNS Conference Resolution No. 4Resolution No. 4 invited the IMO LegalCommittee to review the overview of the1996 HNS Convention in light of theadoption of the 2010 HNS Protocol, and torevise and expand it, as appropriate, toencourage early entry into force of theProtocol and to ensure global, uniform andeffective implementation and enforcementof the relevant requirements of the Protocol.Further, Resolution No. 4 invited the LegalCommittee to continue to review mattersrelated to the entry into force of the 2010HNS Protocol, and issues that may arisefrom its implementation, and to takeappropriate action.

Maritime SafetyCommittee (MSC)—87thand 88th Sessions

The MSC held its 87th Session (MSC 87) on12–21 May 2010, and its 88th Session(MSC 88) from 24 November to 3 December2010, both at the Organization’sheadquarters in London. Priority items onthe agenda for discussion during the twoSessions included:

● piracy and armed robbery off the coastof Somalia;

● development of guidance, and goal-based standards, for new tanker and bulkcarrier construction;

● adoption of amendments to theInternational Convention for the Safetyof Life at Sea (SOLAS); and

● resolutions for new and existing trafficseparation schemes, mandatoryreporting schemes and routeingmeasures other than traffic separationschemes.

Piracy and armed robbery againstshipsThe plenary and working group debate onpiracy and armed robbery against shipscontinued in both MSC meetings in 2010.As of 5 January 2011, there were 28 vesselsbeing held by pirates off the coast ofSomalia and 654 seafarers being heldhostage. The benefits of the industry bestpractices publication, BMP3, wereacknowledged during the debate and itwas hoped that vessels not currentlyfollowing these best practices would beencouraged to do so.

There was a general call by Member Statesfor onshore activities in Somalia to takemeasures to establish law and order in theregion to produce a stable government.

There followed a passionate intervention bythe delegation of the Ukraine regarding the

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human element of piracy and the lack ofinformation on this subject; they were keento see industry best practice on this andother piracy issues in future meetings.

In a statement from the IMO SecretaryGeneral, member governments werethanked for their ongoing support and fortheir assistance in the continuing struggleagainst piracy. In particular, he thankedMalta for their balanced view on how piracyis reported, and for highlighting that forevery vessel taken by pirates many moreattacks were successfully repulsed and evenmore were discouraged by vigilance and byfollowing the BMP3 best practice guidelines.

He continued, noting that since the actiontaken by the IMO, no World FoodProgramme vessel had been taken. He wassupportive of the contact group action andreiterated the importance of the IMOinvolvement and the need to avoidduplication. He then mentioned the threepronged approach of: i) military action;ii) legal action; and iii) capacity building, asbeing key to the success of removing thisissue. The work and progress made by theIMO Legal Committee was highlighted,along with the outcomes of the latest LegalCommittee meeting, and there wasacknowledgement of the need for all Statesto have in place a comprehensive legalregime to prosecute pirates, which is

consistent with international law, includingUNCLOS and SUA, where applicable.

There followed some debate on theeffectiveness of the ‘citadel approach’ tocrew safety (i.e. where crew memberssecure themselves in an onboardcompartment and maintain communicationwith the outside world), and the need forrobust guidance on how, when and wherethis layer of defence should be used.

During MSC 88, there was arecommendation to look at post-piracycare and treatment of the seafarer. Thecommittee approved circularMSC.1/Circ 1390, Guidance for CompanySecurity Officers—preparation of a companyand crew for the contingency of hijack bypirates in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulfof Aden. Likewise the issuing ofMSC.1/Circ 1337 on Best managementpractices to deter piracy off the coast ofSomalia and in the Arabian Sea Area,concerning development of the BMP3publication, was agreed.

Goal-based standards (GBS) for newship construction At MSC 87, the Committee adopted thedraft MSC resolution on adoption ofamendments to SOLAS which makes GBSfor bulk carriers and oil tankers mandatory.The purpose of the amendments to GBS isto set a standard for class regulations for oiland bulk carrier new buildings, which will

be verifiable. The current amendments willbring standards into SOLAS that are alignedwith the IACS Common Structural Rules forOil Tankers and Bulk Carriers. These two setsof regulations will undergo harmonisationduring the next three years. The GBS rulewill apply to oil tankers and bulk carriersbuilt from 1 January 2016.

It was agreed that work will continue on theGeneric Guidelines for developing goal-basedstandards and that the MSC will considerany proposals submitted at the nextmeeting (MSC 89) scheduled for May 2011.

Long-range identification and trackingThe MSC was advised that steady progresswas made by the working group on long-range identification and tracking (LRIT).Agreement was made to transfer the LRITdata centre from the USA to the EuropeanMaritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon,Portugal in 2011. This process will be cost-neutral to the IMO.

Concerns were voiced regarding the use ofdata submitted, with one delegation statingthat only 19% of submitted LRIT data wasever used. It was noted that the SecretaryGeneral had been approached by someSOLAS contracting governments requestingthe provision of access to LRIT Data forNATO and EU NAVFOR. It was decided that acircular would be issued inviting all SOLASgovernments to provide LRIT data to thesesecurity forces.

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Amendments to mandatoryinstrumentsThe proposed amendments to the approval,survey and performance standards ofnavigation systems, equipment and voyagedata recorders (Regulation 18) was acceptedwithout change. The amendments will bedeemed to have been accepted on1 January 2012 and should enter into force1 July 2012.

The amendments to Pilot Transferarrangements (Regulation 23) had receivedno comments, so will be accepted withoutchange. They will be deemed to have beenaccepted on 1 January 2012 and should enterinto force on 1 July 2012 for vessels wherethe build contract is placed on or after thisdate. Circular MSC.1/Circ 1375 applies andis available on the IMO or OCIMF website.

The coating of cargo oil tanks on crude oiltankers, as defined in Regulation 1 ofMARPOL Annex I for vessels of 5,000 tonnesdeadweight and above will apply to vessels:1. for which the building contract is placed

on or after 1 January 2013; or2. in the absence of a building contract, for

which the keels are laid or which are at asimilar stage of construction on or after1 July 2013; or

3. the delivery of which is on or after1 January 2016.

Hydrocarbon gas detectionAmendments to paragraph 5.7 of SOLASChapter II-2, Regulation 4, ‘Probability ofIgnition’, were adopted:● Paragraph 5.7.1 requires all SOLAS

tankers to be equipped with at least oneinstrument to measure oxygen and onefor measuring flammable gases,together with a sufficient set of spares.Suitable means shall be provided for thecalibration of such instruments.

● Paragraph 5.7.2 outlines arrangementsfor gas measurement in double-hulledspaces and double-bottom spaces.

● In addition to the requirementsmentioned above, paragraph 5.7.3requires oil tankers of 20,000 tonnesdeadweight and above, constructed onor after 1 January 2012, to be providedwith a fixed hydrocarbon gas detectionsystem complying with the Fire SafetySystems Code for measuringhydrocarbon gas concentrations in allballast tanks and void spaces of double-hull and double-bottom spaces adjacentto the cargo tanks, including theforepeak tank and any other tanks andspaces under the bulkhead deckadjacent to cargo tanks.

Oil tankers provided with constantoperative inerting systems for suchspaces need not be equipped with fixedhydrocarbon gas detection equipment.

Notwithstanding the above, cargopump-rooms subject to the provisionsof paragraph 5.10 need not comply withthe requirements of this paragraph.

Amendments to the IMDG CodeThe MSC noted that the proposedamendments to the IMDG Code had beenagreed at the 14th Session of the IMOSubcommittee on Dangerous Goods, SolidCargoes and Containers (DSC 14) inSeptember 2009. The Committee agreedthat the amendments should be deemedto have been accepted on 1 July 2011 andshould enter into force on 1 January 2012.

Lifeboat hooksThe outcome of the work carried out at anintersessional meeting of the MSC workinggroup on lifeboat release hooks in October2010 was presented to the Committee, anda prolonged and extensive debate overthree days ensued at MSC 88. There wasgeneral disagreement on the outcome ofthe intersessional work, with belief that theguidelines produced were insufficient toassure the safety of seafarers. The majority ofEU Member States spoke in support of theproposed amendments to SOLAS and theguidelines for hook stability tests, howeverthis view was opposed by the major industryNGOs and a substantial number of flag States.

In his summing of the debate theChairman stated:

‘… we do not have the 2/3 requiredmajority for acceptance of the proposalsfrom the Sub-Committee on ShipDesign and Equipment (DE) but we dohave a possible way forward.

‘We have common understandingthat there is unified concern that weneed to do something. The difference ison the way we would like to achieve thecommon objective; some consider weshould adopt the amendments now,others consider we should look at thewhole package. I will try to consider theforming of consensus and we should tryand move forward.

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‘One issue that was not disputed, withthe majority being in favour, was theselection of 1 July 2014 as theapplication date, with the date of entryinto force being when we decide toadopt these amendments. The bestpossible course of action would be tolook at the whole package as detailedby the delegation from the UK and havea final attempt to resolve this issue atthe 55th Session of the Sub-Committeeon Ship Design and Equipment (DE 55)as follows:1. Amendments to SOLAS;2. Amendments to the LSA code;3. Recommendations for testing of new

hooks; and4. Guidelines for the evaluation of

existing hooks.’

It was agreed that this issue would besubmitted for discussion at DE 55, and thatthe DE Sub-Committee should resolve theissue and deliver their outcome fordiscussion and possible adoption at MSC89 in May 2011. It was subsequentlydecided to allow three additionalintersessional working days before DE 55 in2011 to allow a full discussion on the issue.

MSC Circulars issued in 2010MSC Circulars issued in support of decisionsmade at the MSC Committee meetings in2010 included:● MSC.1/Circ 1378: Unified Interpretation

(UI) of the Performance Standard forProtective Coatings for dedicated seawaterballast tanks in all types of ships anddouble-side skin spaces of bulk carriers. AUnified Interpretation was agreed on theapplication of the Performance Standardfor Protective Coatings for ballast tanks(IMO PSPC; Resolution MSC.215(82)).Governments are invited to use the UI.

● MSC.1/Circ 1379: Unified Interpretation ofSOLAS Regulation II-1/3-5, concerning theUnified Interpretation of the term ‘newinstallation of materials containingasbestos’.

● MSC.1/Circ 1381: Modifications tofootnotes in the coating performancestandards adopted by resolutionMSC.215(82) and MSC.288(87). MSC 88agreed to modifications to footnotes inthe Performance Standard for ProtectiveCoatings for dedicated seawater ballasttanks in all types of ships and double-side skin spaces of bulk carriers, adoptedby resolution MSC.215(82), and in thePerformance Standard for ProtectiveCoatings for cargo oil tanks of crude oiltankers, adopted by resolutionMSC.288(87), with regard tomeasurement of levels of soluble salts.

● MSC .1/Circ 1384: Guidelines for thetesting and approval of fixed highexpansion foam systems. The approvedguidelines for the testing and approvalof fixed high expansion foam systemswere accepted. (Note: this circularsupersedes MSC.1/Circ 1271 except forthe fire and component tests previouslyconducted in accordance withMSC.1/Circ 1271, which remain valid forthe approval of new systems.)

● MSC.1/Circ 1386: Amendments to therevised guidelines for the approval ofequivalent water-based fire extinguishingsystems for machinery spaces and cargopump rooms. This amends therequirement for a redundant means of

pumping, and for ceiling-mounted andbilge nozzles.

● MSC.1/Circ. 1387: Revised guidelines forthe approval of fixed water-based localapplication fire fighting systems for use inCategory A machinery spaces. MSC 88approved the revised guidelines for theapproval of fixed water-based localapplication fire-fighting systems for usein Category A machinery spaces.

● MSC.1/Circ 1388: Unified interpretation ofChapter 12 of the International Code forFire Safety Systems (FSS Code). Thisprovides guidance on the location ofinlets for emergency fire pumps in cargoships, and is applicable to vesselsconstructed on or after 1 January 2012.

Marine EnvironmentProtection Committee(MEPC)—60th and 61stSessions

The IMO MEPC met for its 60th and 61stSession (MEPC 60 and 61) at the IMO’sLondon headquarters on 22 to 26 Marchand 27 September to 1 October 2010,respectively. The meetings were, to a greatextent, overshadowed by the greenhousegas (GHG) debate and the subject of vesselemissions. It was a notable achievementthat progress was made on:● reduction of emissions from ships;● discussion of the:

• draft Energy Efficiency Design Index(EEDI) for new ships;

• guidelines for voluntary use of theShip Energy Efficiency OperationalIndex (EEOI) for new and existingships; and

• guidance on the development of a ShipEnergy Efficiency Management Plan(SEEMP) for new and existing ships.

Ballast water managementThe MEPC meetings have unanimouslyadopted and approved a number ofsystems to help implement the BallastWater Management (BWM) Convention. As

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of 1 October 2010, 26 Member States havenow ratified the 2005 Ballast WaterManagement Convention, representing24.66% of the world’s fleet. Previously thenumber of contracting governments was18, representing 15.27% of the world’smerchant fleet tonnage.

In accordance with Article 18 of the BWMConvention, the treaty will enter into force12 months after the date on which not lessthan 30 States—the combined merchantfleets of which constitute not less than 35per cent of the gross tonnage of the world’smerchant shipping—have become Partiesto it. The Committee urged other States toratify the Convention at the earliestopportunity.

Eleven ballast water treatmenttechnologies have now been approved bythe IMO, with a further three technologieshaving been submitted for basic approval.

Recycling of shipsFollowing on from the success of the HongKong ‘Ship Recycling Convention’, draftingof the guidelines associated with theConvention has made steady progress. Anintersessional working group coordinatedby the Japanese delegation was establishedto progress this item, and tasked to reportback to MEPC 61. OCIMF has taken part inboth the intersessional debate and theformation of the guidelines on shiprecycling facilities, particularly in the areasof enclosed space entry and hot work. Thecorrespondence group was reformed atMEPC 61 and will progress the outstandingissues, reporting back to MEPC 62 in July2011.

Greenhouse gases from shipsIn the context of the ongoing efforts of theinternational community to address thephenomena of climate change and globalwarming (in particular through themechanisms of the United NationsFramework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC)), and in the light of the mandategiven to the IMO in the Kyoto Protocol to

address the limitation or reduction of GHGemissions from ships, the MEPC maintainedmomentum on the issue and madesubstantive progress in further reducingemissions from ships.

Technical and operational measures toaddress such emissions include thedevelopment of the EEDI for new ships, andan amendment to MARPOL Annex VIsubmitted to the IMO by Austria, Belgium,Denmark, Germany, Japan, Liberia, Norwayand the United Kingdom, with a view toadoption at MEPC 62 in July 2011.

The debate on market-based measures(MBMs) continues, with the outcome of theintersessional meeting on MBMs havingbeen presented in the plenary at the end ofthe first day of MEPC 61. Despite theprogress made during the intersessionalmeeting, Kyoto Annex 1 and non-Annex 1parties remained divided at the plenary,and the debate is becoming increasinglypoliticised. The main message from non-Annex 1 parties is that the UNFCCC shouldmake decisions on market-based measuresand the IMO should concentrate ontechnological and operational abatementmeasures, abiding by the principles ofcommon but differentiated responsibilities(CBDR). In contrast, the view by Annex 1

countries is that the IMO is the vehicle totake all measures through to conclusion,and that those measures should be flag-neutral and offer no more favourabletreatment.

A great deal of plenary time was spent onthese discussions to the detriment of otheragenda items. There was some concernregarding nine of the ten currentlysubmitted MBMs coming from developedcountries, the remaining one coming fromthe Bahamas. Following discussions,Members were invited to submit their new,or amended, MBM proposals to anintersessional meeting scheduled forMarch 2011.

Delegates at the 61st Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee, held at the IMO’s London

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It had been hoped that it might be possibleto group MBMs into three main categories,i.e. bunker level; cap-and-trade; andefficiency-based. However, this was rejectedin the plenary discussions with the mainobjection being that the maturity of theMBMs did not currently lend itself to such atask.

MEPC 61 agreed Terms of Reference for anintersessional meeting of the workinggroup on GHG emissions from ships, to beheld on 28 March to 1 April 2011. OCIMFwill attend this meeting.

Minimising the risk of ship strikes withcetaceansThe MEPC agreed a guidance document onminimising the risk of ship strikes withcetaceans. It should be noted that the MSChad partially addressed the issues of shipstrikes through the adoption of amandatory reporting system and routing ofships for the protection of the NorthAtlantic right whale, and through theamendment to the International Code ofSafety for High Speed Craft (the HSC Code).

OPRC-HNS implementation The MEPC considered the report of the 9thand 10th meeting of the OPRC HNSTechnical Group, which was held in theweek prior to the Committee’s session. TheIMO publication, Manual on Oil Pollution,Part 1, Prevention, amended by OCIMF alongwith IMarEST, received general support in

the plenary. It was also stated thatphotographs for the publication will beprovided by OCIMF with the publicationbeing due in early 2011. During the debate,the IMO publication, Guidance on anIncident Management System was acceptedand approved.

A summary of the Deepwater Horizonincident was presented at MEPC 61(document MEPC 61/8/3), and concern wasexpressed by some local countries. It wasnoted that, with assistance from the IMO, anassessment of these countries (the Bahamasand Cuba) had been carried out todetermine their need for technical advisorysupport. In addition, the Organization hadbeen requested to determine the type andquantity of skimmers and boomingequipment available. Through the OPRCHNS group network, the IMO was able toprovide the assistance as requested.

Other keynote decisions made during thetwo MEPC Committee meetings in 2010were as follows:● It was decided that an intersessional

correspondence group will investigateand define the methodology for a studyon bunker fuel availability, in support ofthe revised MARPOL Annex VI reviewrequirement. OCIMF will participate.

● Unfortunately, due to a lack ofCommittee time, the debate on blackcarbon emissions will be retained on theagenda until MEPC 62 in July 2011.

● The North American Emission ControlArea (ECA) proposal was accepted atMEPC 61, and a proposal for anadditional ECA in waters adjacent to thecoasts of Puerto Rico were accepted inprinciple and will be put forward foradoption at MEPC 62.

● The MEPC agreed that the amendmentto MARPOL Annex I regarding thetransportation of heavy oils in theAntarctic region will come into force on1 August 2011.

● During MEPC 60, the Formal SafetyAssessment (FSA) working groupprogressed their work on the CATSvalue, i.e. the cost to avert one tonne ofoil spilt. The report of the working groupwas made to the plenary, but the grouphad ultimately been unable todetermine a globally applicable CATSvalue and it was therefore decided thatthe FSA group would resume their workon this issue at MEPC 62.

● During the debate in plenary atMEPC 61, there was disagreement withsome of the conclusions made by theUS delegation with regard to the unitcost of spills in the USA. Estimatesranged from US$8,000 to US$200,000per metric tonne, which is nowsignificantly higher than previousestimates. It was also noted that thedataset used consists of 408 spills withan average spill size of 168 tonnes.Discussions on the use of a single unitcost figure versus a volume-dependentfunction may further delay progress inthe determination of an appropriateCATS value.

It was also recognised that althoughJapan and the USA use the samedataset, there is considerable differencein their findings and conclusions. Thisdiscussion will continue at MEPC 62.

● A new work programme on the carriageof limited amounts of noxioussubstances in offshore supply vessels(OSVs) was proposed and accepted, andwill be added to the work programme ofthe Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG)Sub-Committee.

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Sub-Committee onStandards of Training andWatchkeeping (STW)—41st Session

The 41st session of the STW was held at theIMO Headquarters in London on 11–15January 2010. The meeting was held underthe chairmanship of Rear Admiral PeterBrady (Jamaica) and Vice-Chair Abdel HafizEl-Kayssi (Lebanon), and was attended by77 Member States, 2 Associated Membersand 29 NGOs including OCIMF. The mainpurpose of the Sub-Committee meetingwas to resolve the outstanding issues in therevision of the STCW Code ahead of theManila Conference that was subsequentlyheld on 21–25 June 2010.

At the conclusion of the meeting severalitems remained outstanding, and decisionswere made to carry them over in draft formfor resolution at the diplomatic conferencein Manila. These were:● there was no agreement on Chapter VIII,

Paragraph 9 of the STCW Code regardingthe addition of a derogation clause forminimum hours of rest limits (i.e. for aminimum of 70 hours rest in a seven-day period); and

● no agreement was reached on theguidelines on medical fitness.

OCIMF submitted documentation to clarifythe definition of the term ‘ImmediateResponsibility’ as applied during cargooperations on tankers, and this was agreedand added to section B-V of the Code. Asecond document was submitted jointlywith the United Kingdom, relating tosupervised on-board training on tankers;this was also agreed and accepted.

Sub-Committee on FireProtection—54th Session

The 54th Session of the Sub-Committee onFire Protection (FP) was held at the IMOHeadquarters in London on 12–16 April2010.

Provision for inert gas systems onsmall tankersA working group on inert gas systems (IGS)was established, which decided that thelower limit for the fitting of IGS on newsmall oil and chemical tankers would be5,000 tonnes deadweight. However, thisdecision was overturned in plenary byMalaysia and Indonesia (supported byJapan), and others. It was stated that thesedelegations could not attend the workinggroup and therefore could not let thisdecision stand. An intervention by theDirector of the IMO’s Maritime Safety

Division to clarify the decision was made,following which it was the decision of theSub-Committee that the limits of 8,000 and5,000 tonnes deadweight would remain onthe agenda for further discussion at FP 55in July 2011.

Fixed hydrocarbon gas detectionsystemsA drafting group was established on fixedhydrocarbon gas detection systems ondouble-hulled oil tankers. This draftinggroup progressed well with minor editorialchanges to the existing text. The additionaltext establishes a requirement for one sparesample pump (or suitable spare parts torebuild a pump) for a system to be carried.This will now be forwarded to the MSC foragreement.

Recommendations for enteringenclosed spaces aboard shipsThis was discussed in the plenary debate,and the OCIMF document on enclosedspace entry on any tanker (i.e. withoutdifferentiation between chemical and oiltankers) was accepted and passed to theworking group. The submitted paper willnow be sent to the Correspondence Groupfor consideration. A paper on DraftGuidance for Tank Entry on Chemical Tankerswas submitted by IPTA, and the generalview was that this will be assimilated intothe Assembly Resolution giving guidancefor ‘tankers’. This debate resumed during the15th Session of the Sub-Committee on

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Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes andContainers (DSC 15) on 13–17 September2010, and was discussed further at the 15thSession of the BLG Sub-Committee on 7–11February 2011.

The thickness of the side walls on fire flapsfor all ships was discussed in the plenarydebate but, as consensus could not beachieved, a final decision was deferred untilFP 55 and submissions on this subject wererequested.

Sub-Committee on BulkLiquids and Gases (BLG)—14th Session

The 14th session of the BLG Sub-Committeewas held at the IMO Headquarters inLondon on 8–12 February 2010. Themeeting was held under the chairmanshipof Sveinung Oftedal (Norway) and Vice-Chair Renping Zhang (China), and wasattended by 61 Member States, 2 associatedmembers and 31 NGOs including OCIMF.

New productsThe proposal by Estonia to have ‘shale oil’reclassified as Annex 2 cargo (it is currentlyclassed as an Annex 1) was defeated andprovoked lively debate even after the paperwas withdrawn by Estonia. It wasdemonstrated during the course of thedebate that shale oil was classified by otherUN bodies as an oil rather than a chemical.

Blending at seaProhibition of blending during the seavoyage was not discussed in any lengthduring the meeting, It was suggested thatany mandatory requirements could beadded to Chapter VI of SOLAS. Theproposed wording by the Chairman wasrejected in plenary by the US delegationand others, and was discussed further atthe BLG intercessional meeting held duringthe week commencing 4 October 2010.After discussion of the Norwegian paperconcerning onboard blending, it wasagreed that blending onboard was to

remain acceptable only within port limits,i.e. at berth, in harbour and at usualanchorages within port limits.

Biofuel blendsA substantial part of the Session was spenton deliberating the physical limitationsrelating to the product mix of biofuelblends and the ethos of how decisions arecurrently made and whether that decision-making process should be reviewed. Paperssubmitted by Brazil, Norway and others onthe carriage of biofuels were discussed.

The Sub-Committee recalled that biofuels arebeing shipped in increasing quantitiesworldwide and that these products are oftencarried blended with mineral fuel. Thequestion remains as to whether the blendedproduct should be carried in accordance withthe terms of MARPOL Annex I or Annex II.

It was further recalled that interim guidelineson the carriage of biofuel blends, involvingthree product bands, had been agreed toassist industry in the movement of biofuelblends. These guidelines, which permit thecontinued carriage of blends with up to 15%biofuel to be carried under MARPOL Annex I,are also applicable to blends using fatty acidmethyl ester (FAME), ethanol (ethyl alcohol)and vegetable oil. As proposed at BLG 13and subsequently agreed at MEPC 59, usage

of the interim guidelines had been extendeduntil 1 July 2011. As a condition of thisextension, it had been agreed that, due toconcerns regarding the functionality of oildischarge monitoring equipment (ODME)when carrying biofuel blends as Annex Icargoes, all residues or tank washings shouldbe pumped ashore unless the ODME isapproved/certified for the blend beingshipped.

It should be noted that, in the absence ofany new information or proposals arising onthe carriage of biofuel blends, the Evaluationof Safety and Pollution Hazards of Chemicals(ESPH) working group had defined threeoptions for consideration in relation to thecarriage of biofuel blends as follows:1. the initial three-band approach;2. a refined two-band approach with a

modified transition limit of 75%petroleum oil; and

3. Annex II carriage only.

This concluded the debate on biofuelblending.

Incinerators The Sub-Committee considered a proposalby the International Association ofClassification Societies Ltd. (IACS) for apossible Unified Interpretation of Regulation16.9 of MARPOL Annex VI, relating to theuse of sludge oil in type-approvedcontinuous-feed shipboard incineratorsduring their warming-up process, when thecombustion chamber gas outlettemperature is still below 850°C (the normaloperating temperature is 850–1200°C).

Having discussed the above proposalthoroughly, together with a proposal by thedelegation of Germany that they werehappy with furnace temperatures of 500°Cprovided that the flue was 850°C or above(achievable using a preheat system) theSub-Committee recognised that it couldnot reach a consensus agreement.Consequently, IACS and other interesteddelegations were invited to submit relevantproposals to the MEPC for consideration.

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Biofouling Management PlanWork progressed on the BiofoulingManagement Plan and record book, andthere will be a continuation of thecorrespondence group, coordinated by DrNaomi Parker (New Zealand). OCIMF willparticipate in the correspondence group. Adraft Biofouling Management Plan iscontained in Annex 1 of paper BLG14/WP.1.

Sub-Committee onDangerous Goods, SolidCargoes and Containers(DSC)—15th Session

The 15th Session of the DSC was held on13–17 September 2010. The meeting waschaired by Olga Lefevre (France), and Vice-Chair was Arfenio Dominguez (Panama).The Session was attended by representativesfrom 46 Member States, 1 Associate Member,and 3 United Nations and SpecializedAgencies. It was also attended by 25 NGOswith consultative status, including OCIMF.OCIMF does not ordinarily attend the DSCSessions, but did so on this occasion toparticipate in the working group onenclosed space entry that was establishedat this meeting.

OCIMF’s interest was in Agenda item 17,‘Amendments to SOLAS to mandateenclosed space entry and rescue drills’, for

which OCIMF had co-sponsored adocument regarding the dangers ofenclosed space entry and possible actionsto be considered to make this activity safer.OCIMF participated both in the workinggroup on enclosed space entry and in therevision to the Assembly Resolution, havingbeen an active member of theintersessional correspondence group. Allaspects suggested by OCIMF have beenincorporated into the draft assemblyresolution and also into the guidance paperbeing developed, including oxygen limits,LEL (lower explosive limit) information, thedevelopment of a risk-based approach toenclosed space entry, periodic retesting,equipment required, and the periodicidentification of enclosed spaces on a ship-by-ship basis.

Enclosed space mandatory drillsIt was proposed that ‘periodic enclosedspace entry drills’ should be mademandatory to ensure familiarity with theprocess of enclosed space entry andrescue, in a similar way to those currentlyrequired for fire and lifeboat drills. In theplenary debate, many members spoke insupport of a mandatory drill, and ofinclusion within the ISM code. The outcomeof the plenary and working groupdiscussion was broad support for thisagenda item, which was passed on to bediscussed at the subsequent IMO meetingsof the FP, BLG and MSC.

Sub-Committee on Safetyof Navigation (NAV)—56th Session

The Sub-Committee on Safety ofNavigation met for its 56th Session on26–30 July 2010. The major outcomes ofthe meeting were the adoption of new andamended traffic separation schemes (TSS)and routing measures, and continuity ofthe work on the E-navigation strategy.

Bridge window visibilityDiscussion on the visibility from theconning position of a ship was resumed atthis Session. Unfortunately, consensuscould not be achieved and it was agreedthat a correspondence group would beformed to discuss the issue further.

E-navigation strategy completedThe E-navigation working group continuedits work and made good progress. SaunakRai (Mærsk) represented OCIMF at theworking group. It was decided to re-establish the E-navigation correspondencegroup, under the chairmanship of JohnHagen (Norway); the correspondencegroup will report back to theSub-Committee at NAV 57 scheduled forJune 2011.

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Extension of the seasonal winter zoneoff the coast of South AfricaDiscussion on this matter was left to theworking group who, after consideringhistorical wind and wave data for theperiod 1930 to 2006/7, decided that therewas no appreciable difference in sea andweather conditions between the currentwinter seasonal zone and the proposednew zone. The Sub-Committee agreed tothe proposed shift of the Winter SeasonalZone off the southern tip of Africa furthersouthward by 50 miles, and to forward thisto the Sub-Committee on stability andLoadlines and on Fishing Vessels’ Safety(SLF) for a final decision before submissionto the MSC for agreement. The proposalwas subsequently agreed at MSC 88 andthe amendment will be implementedshortly.

Ship routing● New Traffic Separation Schemes (TSS)

were proposed, off the western andsouthern coasts of Norway, includingrecommended routes. These wereagreed and will be adopted on 1 June2011.

● The following amendments to existingTSS will be adopted on 1 June 2011:• Off Feistein—the Sub-Committee

approved the cancellation of theexisting TSS;

• In the Strait of Dover and adjacentwaters—the Sub-Committeeapproved the amendments to theexisting TSS.

● Routeing measures other than TrafficSeparation Schemes: • The Sub-Committee approved the

establishment of a new area to beavoided in the Atlantic Ocean, off thecoast of Ghana. This measure will beimplemented at 00:00 UTC on 1 June2011. (SN.1/Circ 293 applies and isavailable from the IMO and OCIMFwebsite.)

• The Sub-Committee approved theestablishment of a new deep-waterroute and a precautionary area in theapproaches to the new King Abdullah

Port (KAP Port) in the northern RedSea. The implementation date of thisamendment has been deferred by theGovernment of Saudi Arabia.

● The Sub-Committee approved theamendments to the existing easternarea to be avoided, off the south-westcoast of Iceland.

● The Sub-Committee approved theamendments to the existing deep-waterroute, forming part of the ‘Strait of Doverand adjacent waters’ Traffic SeparationScheme. This measure will beimplemented at 00:00 UTC on 1 June2011. (SN.1/Circ 293 applies and isavailable from the IMO and OCIMFwebsite.)

● Interim recommendatory measure in theSingapore Strait:• The Sub-Committee noted the

discussions of the working group onthe proposal by Indonesia, Malaysiaand Singapore regarding amendmentsto the Rules for Vessels Navigatingthrough the Straits of Malacca andSingapore, and endorsed an interimrecommendatory measure concerningthe display of night signals in the

Singapore Strait. This measure will beimplemented at 00:00 UTC on 1 July2011. (SN.1/Circ 293 applies and isavailable from the IMO and OCIMFwebsite.)

Mandatory ship reporting systems● The Sub-Committee approved a new

mandatory ship reporting system in theSound between Denmark and Sweden(SOUNDREP). (SN.1/Circ 294 applies andis available from the IMO and OCIMFwebsite.)

● The Sub-Committee approved theamendments to the existing mandatoryship reporting system in the Torres Straitregion and the Inner Route of the GreatBarrier Reef (REEFREP), for adoption on1 July 2011. (SN.1/Circ 294 applies and isavailable from the IMO and OCIMFwebsite.)

● The Sub-Committee approved theamendments to the existing mandatoryship reporting system off the south andsouth-west coast of Iceland (TRANSREP),for adoption on 1 June 2011.(SN.1/Circ 294 applies and is availablefrom the IMO and OCIMF website.)

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Sub-Committee onStability and Loadlines,and on Fishing VesselsSafety (SLF)—52nd Session

The 52nd Session of the Sub-Committee onStability and Loadlines, and on FishingVessels Safety was held at the IMOHeadquarters in London from 25–29January 2010. The meeting was chaired byZbigniew Szozda (Poland), andVice-Chairman Kevin Hunter (UK) was alsopresent. The Session was attended byrepresentatives from 59 Member States,1 Associate Member, and 3 United Nationsand Specialized Agencies. It was alsoattended by 15 NGOs with consultativestatus, including OCIMF. During the secondday of the meeting the Chairman, MrSzozda collapsed with health problems andhis place was taken by Vice-Chair KevinHunter, who chaired the meeting for theremainder of the week.

Damage stability on tankers

The Sub-Committee decided to requestindustry to develop a good practice guideto damage stability. It was agreed thatambiguities in the 1966 LoadlinesConvention, regarding verification ofcompliance of tankers in various loadedconditions with the relevant damagestability requirements, should be addressed.This agenda item was scheduled for

completion in 2010, and had beendiscussed at a number of previous Sessions,but no conclusions had been reached. Theissue was spearheaded by the UK whoundertook surveys of tankers calling on UKports. Of relevance to OCIMF was theconcern expressed by the UK delegationthat tankers were sailing withoutappropriate regard for existing damagestability regulations.

The UK, supported by Denmark, Germany,Norway and Sweden, is convinced thatthey have uncovered a problem thatpotentially, to quote the UK delegation,‘poses an unacceptable risk to life at seaand to the environment’, and thereforerequires enforcement action. This positionis based on two sets of surveys—the firstcovering 71 UK vessels and the second 73vessels from 20 different IMO flag States.Both surveys cover a range of tanker typesand sizes. For both surveys, roughly one-third were judged to be ‘non-compliant’.The UK was clear to point out that ‘non-compliant’ did not necessarily mean thatthe subject vessel did not meet thedamage stability requirements, but that thevessel operator did not have the onboardcapability to assess whether a non-approved loading condition complies withresidual damage stability requirements ornot. The UK is calling for the developmentof guidelines for a consistent method tohelp assist with enforcement surveys.

In plenary, the UK position for thedevelopment of guidelines was readilysupported by delegations from the USA,Spain, Germany, Norway, and by ITF andRINA. A number of positive suggestionswere made by IPTA, INTERTANKO, ICS andthe Cook Islands delegation as to the wayforward on this subject, in particular to helpclarify issues that had been raised aboutthe definition of compliance and the needto define allowable deviation from anapproved condition. The Bahamasdelegation asserted that this issue couldnot be resolved during this Session, andsuccessfully argued that there wasinsufficient compelling need to resolve thematter in a hurry. Given that the SLF isalready carrying a full set ofcorrespondence groups, the Bahamasdelegation proposed that development ofguidelines should be carried forward as anAgenda item for 2011, for completion in2012. It was decided that tankers will beconsidered first, and bulk carriers will thenbe considered at future Sessions of the SLF.OCIMF has developed a positioning paperwhich was submitted to SLF 53 on 10–14January 2011.

South African winter seasonal loadlineThe proposed movement of the winterseasonal load line off the southern SouthAfrican coast was held in abeyanceawaiting further data from the South

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African delegation on abnormal waves offthe coast and the sea State during the year,including wind, sea wave reach andamplitude. This information wassubsequently provided and the proposalwas accepted at MSC 88.

Height of gutter bars on tankersA discussion of whether the height ofgutter bars on tankers is adequate to trapsufficient water on deck highlighted theneed to consider the free surface effect ofthe trapped water. A Unified Interpretationof the regulations contained in the 1966Loadlines Convention, concerning gutterbars greater than 300 mm in height asmeasured from the ship’s deck, can befound in Annex 2 of IMO documentSLF 52/WP7.

Sub-Committee on ShipDesign and Equipment(DE)—53rd and 54thSessions

The 53rd and 54th Sessions of the DESub-Committee were held at the IMOHeadquarters in London of 22–26 Februaryand 25–29 October 2010, respectively. TheSessions were held under the Chairmanshipof Anneliese Jost (Germany), and Vice-Chairman Dr Susumu Ota (Japan) was alsopresent.

The 53rd/54th Sessions were attended byrepresentatives from 67/60 Member States,4/3 Associate Members and 27/29 NGOswith consultative status, including OCIMF,respectively.

DE—53rd Session

Mandatory Polar CodeIt was agreed in the plenary debate that amandatory Polar Code should bedeveloped, and suitable correspondencegroups and working groups established. Itwas suggested, and agreed, that the formatwould be similar to the ISPS Code, in somuch that it would be enabled through

MARPOL and SOLAS. It was proposed thatthere would be three base areas fordevelopment, i.e.:i) mandatory requirements;ii) recommendatory requirements; andiii) risk-based and functional requirements.

There would also be consideration for bothjoint or separate sections for the two Polarregions. A correspondence group will beestablished to work intersessionally, and aworking/drafting group was established toreport to DE 54 in October 2010. The termsof reference for the correspondence groupwere to further develop the Polar Code onthe basis of these decisions. OCIMF will beparticipating in the correspondence andworking groups.

Measures to prevent accidents withlifeboatsThe discussion in the plenary on measuresto prevent accidents with lifeboats wasprogressed. The LSA working group wasestablished under the Chairmanship of KurtHeinz (USA), and instructed to finalise thedraft Guidelines for evaluation of lifeboat on-load release mechanisms for poor andunstable characteristics. This work wascompleted and the report of the workinggroup was approved in general.

However, there was objection to paragraph14 of Annex 1 of the working group’sreport, concerning the hook stability test.The main proponents of this objectionwere the UK, France, Germany and TheNetherlands with verbal intervention byNorway. This item was retained on theagenda for future discussion.

The working group was also tasked tofinalise the draft amendments to therevised Recommendation on Testing of Life-saving Appliances, concerning additionaltests for improving on-load releasemechanisms. This work was completed.

The report of the working group waspassed to MSC 88, and the proposal atDE 53 for a correspondence group was

suspended, possibly until DE 54, or toprogress intersessionally with a brief toreport to DE 54 and MSC.

It was decided to establish an intersessionalcorrespondence group to deal willpollution prevention, covering thefollowing topics and reporting back toDE 54 where a drafting group was to beestablished:● add-on equipment to the engine room

bilge system;● guidelines for the shipboard oil waste

pollution prevention plan; and● amendments to the Manual on Oil

Pollution in the event of failure of theODME.

OCIMF has been participating in both thecorrespondence group and the draftinggroup.

Coating of cargo tanks on oil tankersA working group on cargo oil tank coatingwas established at DE 53. After lengthy, in-depth discussion of the need to developguidelines on matters associated with theprovisions for cargo oil tank coating, thedebate stalled due to the lack of suitablebase documents for consideration. It wastherefore not possible to commencedevelopment of these guidelines, and

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Members and international organisationswere requested to submit suitableproposals to DE 54.

Discussions, both in plenary and in theworking group, on the PerformanceStandards for alternative means of corrosionprotection for cargo oil tanks of crude oiltankers was lively. A draft Resolution wasproduced for forwarding to MSC 87 with aview to adoption. In addition, the workinggroup finalised the draft PerformanceStandard for Protective Coatings for cargooil tanks of crude oil tankers, and producedan associated draft Resolution forsubmission to MSC 87 for adoption.

DE—54th Session

Supply of recovery equipment toshipsNo agreement was made at DE 54 on thesupply of recovery equipment to ships, andthis was referred to DE 55 with interestedparties requested to submit papers.

Mandatory Polar CodeWork on the mandatory Polar Code madegood progress during the sessions of boththe intersessional correspondence groupand the working group at DE 54. The Polarrisk matrix was reviewed with a view tobeing developed further by thecorrespondence group, intersessionally;OCIMF will be part of this correspondencegroup. Work on the Code will continue atDE 55, scheduled for 25 March 2011.

Protection against noise onboardships A draft proposal to reduce the noiseonboard ships was submitted fordiscussion, led by the EuropeanCommission. After debate in plenary, it wasdecided to establish an intersessionalcorrespondence group to coordinate workon draft amendments to the Code on NoiseLevels Onboard Ships. It was proposed thata Member State lead the correspondencegroup, and Denmark volunteered tocoordinate this work. OCIMF will participatein the work of the group. A request was

made for some relaxation of the deadlinefor submission of the correspondencegroup’s report to DE 55, and 14 January2011 was agreed in this respect.

Noise from commercial shippingIt was noted in plenary discussion that, inrelation to incidental noise produced bylarge ships, the propeller was the largestgenerator of underwater noise, followed byhull design, form and other forms ofpropulsion. Comments were invited fromthe Sub-Committee but none werereceived, and it was therefore suggestedthat this matter be discussed further atDE 55 in March 2011; comments from thatmeeting can then be forwarded toMEPC 62, scheduled for July 2011.

Guidelines for add-on engine roombilge discharge equipmentA working group was established at DE 54to finalise the draft Resolution on Add-onEngine Room Bilge Discharge Equipment.The working group reported back statingthat it had been made clear in the draftResolution that the measures were purelyvoluntary. The working group’s report alsonoted that vessels that have made therequired improvements to their oil-waterfiltering equipment retroactively should notbe disadvantaged. The draft Resolution willbe forwarded to MEPC 62 in July 2011.

Integrated bilge treatment system After debate in plenary it was decided thata Performance Standard would be requiredif the work on integrated bilge treatmentsystems is to be progressed. The Chairtherefore suggested that there would be aneed to extend the target date forcompletion of this work. The decision wastherefore made to invite interesteddelegations to submit relevant proposalsfor discussion, to enable this issue to betaken forward at DE 55 in March 2011.

IMO Legal Committee(LEG)—97th Session

The 97th Session of the IMO LegalCommittee was held at the IMOheadquarters in London on 15–19November 2010.

The Committee discussed the DiplomaticConference on Hazardous and NoxiousSubstances, held at the IMO headquarterson 26–30 April 2010, and theimplementation of the Hazardous andNoxious Substances (HNS) Convention. Itwas agreed by the Committee that Statesshould give preliminary focus to theratification and implementation of the HNSProtocol (this opened for signature on1 November 2010 and will close on

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31 October 2011). In addition, it wasdecided that the list of materials possessingchemical hazards be reviewed on a two-year cycle and circulated for information.The Committee also agreed that, when theHNS Convention enters into force, the workshould thereafter be carried out under theauspices of the HNS Fund Assembly.

The report of the correspondence group,led by Denmark, on the InternationalConvention on Civil Liability for Bunker OilPollution Damage, 2001 (the ‘BunkersConvention’) was introduced to theCommittee, and it was reported that 56Member States have now ratified thisConvention.

It was the decision of the Committee that,in the context of the interface between theInternational Convention on Civil Liabilityfor Oil Pollution Damage, 1992 (CLC) andthe Bunkers Convention, oil tankers arerequired to hold both a CLC certificate anda Bunkers Convention certificate. Inaddition, although some mobile offshoredrilling units (MODUs) may not be subjectto the Convention on Limitation of Liabilityfor Maritime Claims (LLMC), they may becovered by the insurance requirements ofthe Bunkers Convention. In concluding thedebate on when a new build should be

issued with a Bunkers Certificate, it wasdecided that this should be at the pointwhen a new build performs restricted seajourneys (e.g. for testing, whilst beingmoved or towed, or whilst floating) whilstusing its own engines for its propulsion, i.e.it will be at this time that, for the sake ofthe Bunkers Convention, it will beconsidered a ‘ship’.

It was acknowledged that, through the tacitamendment process of the LLMC, the limitof liability under this Convention will beincreased, as proposed by Australia et al.but that the quantum and scope ofapplication will be discussed at LEG 99 in2012, and not at LEG 98 due to there beinginsufficient time between the submissionof the paper by Australia et al. and LEG 98.

On the matter of piracy, States were urged:i) to submit their national legislation on

piracy to the IMO; andii) to have legislation in place to bring

pirates to court and to justice.

Member States were urged to progresstheir accession to the 2005 Suppression ofUnlawful Actions Convention (SUA) and tothe 2007 Nairobi Wreck Removal protocols.

Indonesia proposed a new work item toconsider the liabilities resulting from oilspills from seabed exploration andtransboundary oil pollution. The Committeeagreed that an informal correspondencegroup of interested parties, coordinated byIndonesia, would work intersessionally onthis subject and that a new work item willbe added into the high-level agenda.

In his summary, the Chairman stated thatan assessment of the (transboundary oilpollution) incidents should be made priorto deciding on what measures should betaken with respect to compensation andliability. He noted that it would be too earlyto establish a formal correspondencegroup, and it was therefore agreed thatStrategic Direction 7.2 should be revised toread as follows:

‘IMO will focus on reducing and eliminat-ing any adverse impact by shipping or byoffshore oil exploration and exploitationactivities on the environment by … devel-oping effective measures for mitigatingand responding to the impact on theenvironment caused by shipping inci-dents and operational pollution fromships, and liability and compensationissues connected with transboundary off-shore oil exploration and exploitationactivities.’

The current Chairman, Professor Lee-SikChai (Republic of Korea) will not stand forre-election. Kofi Mbiah (Ghana) was electedas Chairman for LEG 98, scheduled for April2011, and the Vice-Chairs will be Jan DeBoer (The Netherlands) and Walter De SaLeitai (Brazil). OCIMF would particularly liketo congratulate Walter De Sa Leitai ofMember Company Petrobras for hiselection to Vice-Chair of the LegalCommittee.

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The following is the list of meetings for the IMO Committees and Sub-Committees, plus IOPC meetings held at IMO headquarters

Programme of IMO Meetings in 2011

Date Name of meeting Session

10–14 January Sub-Committee on Stability and Load Lines and On Fishing Vessels Safety (SLF) 53

24–28 January Sub-Committee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping (STW) 42

7–11 February Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG) 15

21–25 February Sub-Committee on Flag State Implementation (FSI) 19

7–11 March Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue (COMSAR) 15

21–25 March Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE) 55

28 March–1 April IOPC Funds, Marrakech, Morocco

4–8 April Legal Committee (LEG) 98

11–20 May Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) 89

6–10 June Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation (NAV) 57

21–23 June Technical Cooperation Committee (TC) 61

27 June–1 July Council 106

4–8 July IOPC Funds

11–15 July Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 62

25–29 July Sub-Committee on Fire Protection (FP) 55

5–9 September Facilitation Committee (FAL) 37

19–23 September Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers (DSC) 16

17–21 October 33rd Consultative Meeting of Contracting Parties (London Convention 1972)

6th Meeting Of Contracting Parties (London Protocol 1996)

24–28 October IOPC Funds

17–18 November Council (Extraordinary Session) 26

21–30 November Assembly 27

1 December Council 107

Intersessional meetings

28 February–2 March Fourth Session of The Joint Working Group On The IMO Member State Audit Scheme (JWGMSA 4)

16-18 March DE Working Group On Lifeboat Release Hooks

28 March–1 April Third Session of the Working Group on GHG Emissions from Ships (GHG-WG 3)

6–15 April DSC Editorial and Technical (E&T) Group 15

27–28 April Council Risk Review, Management and Reporting Working Group (CWGRM) 5

9–10 May Expert Group on Formal Safety Assessment

4–8 July 12th Session of the MEPC/OPRC-HNS Technical Group 4

12–16 September 7th Session of the Joint IMO/ITU Experts Group on Maritime Radiocommunication Matters 7

26–30 September DSC Editorial and Technical (E&T) Group 16

3–7 October Ad Hoc Council Working Group on the Organization’s Strategic Plan (CWGSP) 12

3–7 October 18th Session of the Joint ICAO/IMO Working Group on SAR (Norway)

Intersessional meetings convened within the framework of the London Convention and Protocol

11–15 April LC Scientific Group—34th Session (Tallinn, Estonia)

LP Scientific Group—5th Session (Tallinn, Estonia)

31 May–3 June Working Group on Ocean Fertilization (Montreal, Canada)

17–19 October LP Compliance Group—4th Session

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Major/recent incidents

Hebei SpiritOn 7 December 2007, the Hong Kongregistered tanker Hebei Spirit (146,848 GT),laden with 209,000 tonnes of crude oil, wasstruck by the crane barge Samsung No. 1whilst at anchor about five miles off Taeanon the west coast of the Republic of Korea.About 10,500 tonnes of crude oil escapedinto the sea from the Hebei Spirit. In June2008 the Executive Committee (of the 1992Fund), based on a preliminary estimationby the Fund’s experts that the total amountof the losses to arise from the incident waslikely to exceed the amount available underthe 1992 Civil Liability and FundConventions, and in view of the uncertaintyas to the total amount of the potentialclaims, decided to set the level of paymentsat 35 per cent of the established claims.

As at 18 October 2010, 27,366 claimstotalling KRW 2,194 billion had beenregistered, including 242 group claims,together representing 126,331 claimants. Atotal of 2,062 claims raised on behalf of10,290 claimants had been assessed at atotal of KRW 128,300 million, and 5,816claims on behalf of 5,990 claimants hadbeen rejected. The shipowner’s insurerSkuld P&I Club had made payments to1,926 claimants totalling KRW 112,342million, and remaining claims were beingassessed or additional information wasbeing requested from the claimants.Further claims were expected.

It was agreed that maintaining the level ofpayment at 35 per cent would continue toprovide the Fund with reasonable protectionagainst a possible overpayment situation.

Recourse action by the Fund againstSamsung C&T Corporation and SamsungHeavy Industry, the owners of SamsungNo. 1, continues in Ningbo Maritime Courtin China.

The Hebei Spirit incident continued toprovide one of the biggest challenges

faced by the 1992 Fund, with more than125,000 individual claims submitted so far,and further claims expected. Problemsassociated with processing such largenumbers of claims, many of them for smallsums and not accompanied by sufficientsupporting information, led the IOPC Fundsto establish an Intersessional WorkingGroup to look at ways of dealing with suchproblems in the future.

Volgoneft 139The incident occurred on 11 November2007 in the Kerch Strait, linking the Sea ofAzov and the Black Sea between theRussian Federation and Ukraine, when thevessel was reported to have broken in twoduring a storm. It is believed that between1,200 and 2,000 tonnes of fuel oil had beenspilt at the time of the incident. The vesselhad insufficient liability cover to meet theminimum requirement under the 1992 CivilLiability Convention, leaving an insurancegap of some £1.3 million.

A claim brought in respect of damagecaused by the incident, which was basedon an abstract quantification of damages(in contravention of Article I.6 of the 1992Civil Liability Convention) was rejected in ajudgement given in September 2010 by theArbitration Court of Saint Petersburg andLeningrad Region. The Arbitration Courtalso decided that the shipowner and hisinsurer had not provided evidence that theoil spill resulted from an ‘act of God,exceptional and unavoidable’. TheArbitration Court concluded that theMaster, having had all the necessary stormwarnings, had not taken all necessarymeasures to avoid the incident.

The Arbitration Court Judgement renderedin September 2010, maintained theshipowner’s limitation fund at only 3 millionSDR (RUB 116.6 million) which is less thanthe limit provided for under the 1992 CivilLiability Convention and 1992 FundConvention. The Judgement was on thegrounds that the amendments to the limitsavailable under the 1992 Civil Liability

Convention had not been published in theRussian Official Gazette at the time of theincident. The Fund had appealed againstthat decision.

As at October 2010, claims totallingRUB 8,529.8 million had been submitted asa result of the incident. The Fund’s expertscontinued to examine the documentationprovided in support of the various claimsand, after a assessing a substantial numberof claims, currently assess the total claimvalue to be RUB 117.4 million.

No payments have been made by the IOPCFunds in respect of this incident.

HNS Convention

The International Convention on Liabilityand Compensation for Damage inConnection with the Carriage of Hazardousand Noxious Substances (HNS Convention)was adopted by a Diplomatic Conference inMay 1996. The Convention aims to ensureadequate, prompt and effectivecompensation for damage to persons andproperty, costs of clean-up andreinstatement measures, and economiclosses caused by the maritime transport ofhazardous and noxious substances.

At its 95th Session held on 30 March to3 April 2009, the IMO Legal Committeeagreed a new draft Protocol to the HNSConvention, which will address practicalproblems that have prevented many Statesfrom ratifying the Convention. The draftProtocol was considered at a DiplomaticConference at the IMO on 26 April 2010,and was subsequently adopted. The HNSConvention and Protocol remains open forratification by States.

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International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds)OCIMF attended the IOPC Funds meetings held at the IMO in London in June and October

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The SIRE Programme continues to manage the ever-increasing demand for tanker and barge reports

Ship Inspection Report (SIRE) Programme

16th SIRE Focus Group MeetingChairman: David George10 February 2010, London, UKHosted by Shell

Topics discussed:

● 2010 VIQ revision● Inclusion of TMSA data inside VIQ

reports for members● Online crew matrix● Addressing report irregularities● Repeat inspections of the same

ship (30-day rule)

17th SIRE Focus Group MeetingChairman: David George15 September 2010, Copenhagen,Denmark. Hosted by Mærsk

Topics discussed:

● VIQ5 update● New auditing procedures● Change of SFG Chairman and

appointment of Vice-Chairman● Gas only accreditation● Possible benchmarking process

SIRE Focus Group Meetings

Compliance issues arising during 2010included a new SIRE inspector found tohave falsified his sea-time records duringthe application process (his accreditationwas terminated when the falsification wasproven); a submitting company significantlyaltering SIRE report observations withoutconsulting their inspector; continuingissues with third-party entities requestingthe on-passing of SIRE reports from asubmitting member; an as yet unprovenallegation of a SIRE inspector sellingunsubmitted ‘SIRE reports’ to Chineseterminals; and continued occasional reportsof operators offering inducements to

The number of reports submitted remainssteady with more than 8,000 reports beingrequested each month. Currently, morethan 18,500 tanker reports and 5,500 bargereports are available.

The Tanker Management Self Assessment(TMSA) programme continued to grow,with more than 1,200 companies nowregistered to submit reports.

Highlights for 2010 include planning for thenew VIQ5 revision that was launched inJanuary 2011. This contains updates of thecurrent Vessel Inspection Questionnaire(VIQ) and Barges Inspection Questionnaire(BIQ), and new variants of the inspectionreports for Ice Class vessels and Central andSouth American barges.

SIRE Compliance

Recognising the importance of complianceby all of the entities who participate inSIRE—the inspectors themselves, the reportsubmitting companies, the tanker operatorsand report recipients—a new ComplianceManager role was created at OCIMF inOctober 2008.

During late 2009 an online system wasdeveloped for inspectors to declare

potential conflicts of interest for review bythe Secretariat. A clear record of all currentand historic conflicts is maintained withinthe system. During 2010, some 160potential conflicts were declared for review;after due consideration, some of thesewere not deemed to be conflicts as such,but inspectors are nevertheless encouragedto submit potential conflicts if in any doubtto ensure full and open declaration.

As in recent years, all SIRE inspectors wererequired to electronically sign an updatedEthics Agreement and declaration at thebeginning of the year.






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inspectors to reduce the number ofobservations within SIRE reports.

An investigation into an alleged case ofserious inspector misconduct that wascommenced in the latter part of 2009 wascompleted in early 2010. The SIRE FocusGroup disciplinary committee convened toconsider the issues which included reportquality concerns, alleged falsification ofcertain information within SIRE reports andalleged production for personal gain ofSIRE-style reports using old SIRE software.The committee concluded by imposingsanctions against the inspector andremoved his accreditation. This decisionwas upheld on inspector appeal by theGPC disciplinary committee.

Compliance and ethics issues werepresented and discussed at the various SIREtraining courses, and at the SIRE Auditorsmeeting and SIRE Focus Group meetingsheld during the year.

All reported concerns that are receivedregarding inspector or member behaviourare investigated and followed up with theappropriate submitting member. All SIRE

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system users are encouraged to report anysuch issues to the OCIMF ComplianceManager.

SIRE report quality is monitored on anongoing basis and a number of cases ofbelow-standard reports were followed upwith both the submitting members andinspectors concerned.

All report recipients are encouraged to bringissues regarding SIRE report quality to theattention of the OCIMF Compliance Manager.

SIRE InspectorAccreditation

The SIRE Inspector Training andAccreditation Programme was introducedin September 2000 and was expanded in2005 to include: small tankers (Category 2vessels); and barges, vessels utilised fortowing vessels carrying petroleumproducts, and vessels carrying packagedcargoes (collectively referred to asCategory 3 vessels).

At the same time, inspector qualifications,experience and accreditation proceduresfor the original SIRE Inspection Programme(Category 1 inspectors) were updated toaddress the inspection of Category 2 andCategory 3 vessels, and new Category 2and Category 3 inspector categories wereintroduced.

Currently 653 SIRE inspectors are accreditedunder the Programme (495 Category 1,8 Category 2 and 150 Category 3).

Prospective inspectors are selected byOCIMF member organisations; OCIMF playsno role in the selection of prospectiveinspectors. Nominees for Category 1 orCategory 2 accreditation are required tofamiliarise themselves with the inspectionprocesses by attending actual SIREinspections in the company of SIRE-accredited inspectors prior to attending an

17th OCIMF Technical Focus GroupMeeting Chairman: Les Morton11 February 2010, London, UKHosted by Shell

Topics discussed:● Web system performance ● VIQ5 implementation timetable● TMSA2 credit card payments● OVID implementation and web

services● Re-modelling the SIRE website

graphical interface● Enhancements to the crew matrix● Communications and processes

18th OCIMF Technical Focus GroupMeeting Chairman: Les Morton16 September 2010, Copenhagen,Denmark. Hosted by Mærsk

Topics discussed:● Update for the VIQ5 and web services● New VPQ expected in 2011● Implementation of the 30-day rule● New OCIMF website● New Programmes: Terminals

Migration to the new ISO 9001:2008standard took place successfully; nomajor unconformities were identifiedduring the year.

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OCIMF SIRE Inspector Training Course. Eachcourse concludes with formal writtenexaminations for the inspection of oil tankersand, if applicable, also for the inspection ofchemical tankers or gas carriers.

To complete the initial accreditationprocess, prospective inspectors who aresuccessful in the written examinations mustalso be successfully audited during aninspection. The SIRE accreditation process iscyclical and each accreditation period runsfor three years. Every accredited inspectormust submit a minimum number ofinspection reports each year, attend at leastone refresher course, and successfullycomplete an audited inspection duringeach three-year accreditation cycle.

Regional Category 3 accreditationFollowing the successful introduction of aformalised accreditation programme forCategory 3 inspectors in the Americas in2007, the region was re-aligned in 2008 toprovide separate North American (USA andCanada), and South and Central Americanregions. Both of these regions are under thecontrol of local SIRE Category 3Accreditation Committees comprisingOCIMF member affiliates whose specificregional Category 3 vessel inspectionrequirements are addressed. Both of theseregions report big improvements in theharmonising of inspection results, andpositive participation by Category 3 vessel

New Inspector and Refreshercourses held in 2010

New Inspector courses

22–26 March Greenwich10–14 May Houston6–10 September Greenwich6–10 December Greenwich

Refresher courses

28–29 January Houston3–4 March Singapore19–20 April Greenwich12–13 October Greenwich2–3 November Singapore

Above: SIRE auditing inspectors at the 2010

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operators. OCIMF is hopeful that otherregional Category 3 inspector accreditationprogrammes will be developed.

In the case of Category 3 inspectoraccreditation, OCIMF is responsible only foradministering the details of the inspectorsand their attendance at initial or subsequentrefresher courses, and for the issuance ofaccreditation documentation as instructedby the Regional Accreditation Committees.

Training coursesNew inspector courses and refreshercourses held during 2010 are shown in thetable below. Five-day courses forprospective Category 1 and Category 2

1st SIRE User Group Meeting Chairman: Les Morton14 September 2010, Copenhagen,Denmark. Hosted by Mærsk

Topics discussed:● SIRE programme updates● Using the new 2010 SIRE website● Feedback from users of the SIRE

system—open discussion● Requests for future enhancements

SIRE User Group Meetings

Inspectors are held on an as-needed basis,and refresher courses are timed andlocated to meet the requirements of thoseinspectors whose accreditation statusneeds to be maintained.

OCIMF members are alerted to the dateswhen new inspector courses and refreshercourses are scheduled. Courses forprospective Category 3 inspectors andperiodic refresher training for existingCategory 3 inspectors are organised byeach of the Regional Category 3Accreditation Committees.

SIRE auditing inspector meetingThe SIRE auditing inspectors are at theheart of the SIRE inspector accreditationprogramme. This group of highlyexperienced inspectors, who collectivelyaudit approximately 170 SIRE inspectorseach year, provides OCIMF with valuablefeedback to further enhance SIRE.

The 2010 auditing inspector meeting washeld on 14 July at the Barnsdale Hall Hotel,Rutland, UK. Of the 28 auditors, 23 wereable to attend. Several importantsuggestions were made, that have sincebeen adopted into the inspectoraccreditation programme.

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Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID)OCIMF’s web-based inspection tool and database of inspection reports on vessels engaged in upstream activities

In June 2009, under the direction of theExecutive Committee, OCIMF started thedevelopment of an inspection programmefor offshore vessels. This development cameas the culmination of extensiveconsultation with OCIMF members, theInternational Association of Oil & GasProducers (OGP) and other industry bodies.

The subject of offshore vessel assurance hasbeen an agenda item of the OffshoreTerminal Forum for a number of years.Consequently, the new Offshore MarineCommittee will be responsible for therunning of this new programme, which isnow officially known as the Offshore VesselInspection Database (OVID).

The aim of OVID is to provide a robust web-based inspection tool and database ofinspection reports on vessels engaged inupstream activities. OVID is broadly basedon SIRE, with some key differences thatreflect the different vessel types. OVID willbe underpinned with professional, trainedand accredited inspectors. There is a long-

term aspiration that OVID will form a toolthat is central to the selection andassurance of offshore vessels, and that thiswill be complimented by an Offshore VesselManagement Self Assessment (OVMSA)protocol that will inform oil companyassurance teams of the capabilities of theship operator.

OVID went live on 6 January 2010, with thefirst inspector familiarisation courses takingplace at Greenwich in December 2009 andAberdeen in January 2010. OCIMF now hasapproximately 300 registered OVIDinspectors worldwide.

Inspector accreditation is an important partof OVID, just as it is with SIRE. Initially,inspectors were selectively ‘grandfathered’into the system in order to allow for

OVID Familiarisation coursesheld in 2010

11–12 January Aberdeen13–14 January Aberdeen1–2 February Houston3–4 February Houston24–25 February Dubai1–2 March Singapore10–11 March Paris18–19 March Aberdeen14–15 April Bergen17–18 May Houston20–21 July Miri, Borneo26–27 July Perth, Australia17–18 August Aberdeen19–20 August Aberdeen21–22 Sept Lekki, Nigeria4–5 November Singapore8–9 November Kuala Lumpur11-12 November Brunei1–2 December Greenwich

OVID statistics, 1 January 2010–1 March 2011

All inspections requested 312

Inspections purchased 126

Inspections published 178

Number of vessels 1981

Number of published OVPQs 680

Number of operators 260

Major charterers 5

inspections to take place during 2010.Potential inspectors were screened forqualifications and experience, and asked toattend a familiarisation course—a two-dayacquaintance with OCIMF, OVID and itsreporting structures.

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Anchoring Systems and Procedures 2nd Edition 2010 (September) OCIMF

Barge Safety (Liquefied Cargoes in Bulk) 1st Edition 1999 (July) OCIMF ✓

BMP3 Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the 3rd Edition 2010 (June) OCIMF and other ✓Arabian Sea Area industry associations

Clean Seas Guide for Oil Tankers 4th Edition 1994 (August) OCIMF/ICS

Competence Assurance Guidelines for FPSOs 1st Edition 2009 (January) OCIMF

Contingency Planning and Crew Response Guide for Gas Carrier Damage at Sea and 3rd Edition 1999 (July) OCIMF/ICS/SIGTTOin Port Approaches

Design and Construction Specification for Marine Loading Arms 3rd Edition 1999 (May) OCIMF

Disabled Tankers—Report of Studies on Ship Drift and Towage 1st Edition 1981 (January) OCIMF

Drift Characteristics of 50,000 to 70,000 DWT Tankers 1st Edition 1982 (January) OCIMF

Effective Mooring 3rd Edition 2010 (March) OCIMF

Guide to Manufacturing and Purchasing Hoses for Offshore Moorings (GMPHOM) 5th Edition 2009 (November) OCIMF

Guide to Contingency Planning for the Gas Carrier Alongside and Within Port Limits 2nd Edition 1999 (July) OCIMF/ICS/SIGTTO

Guidelines for the Design, Operation and Maintenance of Multi-Buoy Moorings 1st Edition 2010 (June) OCIMF

Guidelines for the Handling Storage Inspection and Testing of Hoses in the Field 2nd Edition 1995 (April) OCIMF ✓

Guidelines for the Purchasing and Testing of SPM Hawsers 1st Edition 2000 (September) OCIMF

Hawser Test Report 1st Edition 1982 (January) OCIMF

ISGINTT (International Safety Guide for Inland Navigation Tank-Barges and Terminals) 1st Edition 2010 (June) OCIMF/CCNR

ISGOTT (International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals) 5th Edition 2006 (June) OCIMF/ICS/IAPH

Jetty Maintenance and Inspection Guide 1st Edition 2008 (September) OCIMF/SIGTTO

Marine Terminal Baseline Criteria and Assessment Questionnaire 1st Edition 2004 (January) OCIMF ✓

Marine Terminal Training and Competence Assessment Guidelines for Oil and Petroleum 1st Edition 2001 (May) OCIMFProduct Terminals

Mooring Equipment Guidelines 3 3rd Edition 2008 (October) OCIMF

Offshore Loading Safety Guidelines: with special reference to harsh weather zones 1st Edition 1999 (January) OCIMF

Peril at Sea and Salvage A Guide for Masters 5th Edition 1998 OCIMF/ICS ✓

Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships 1st Edition 2000 (January) OCIMF ✓

Prevention of Oil Spillages Through Cargo Pumproom Sea Valves 2nd Edition 1991 (January) OCIMF/ICS

Recommendations for Equipment Employed in the Bow Mooring of Conventional Tankers at 4th Edition 2007 (January) OCIMFSingle Point Moorings

Recommendations for Manifolds for Refrigerated Liquefied Gas Carriers for Cargoes 0°C to 2nd Edition 1987 (January) OCIMF ✓minus 104°C

Recommendations for Manifolds for Refrigerated Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNG) 2nd Edition 1994 (April) OCIMF ✓

Recommendations for Oil Tanker Manifolds and Associated Equipment 4th Edition 1991 (January) OCIMF

Safe Transfer of Liquefied Gas in an Offshore Environment (STOLGOE) 1st Edition 2010 (October) OCIMF

Ship to Ship Transfer Guide (Liquefied Gas) 2nd Edition 1995 (January) OCIMF/ICS/SIGTTO ✓

Ship to Ship Transfer Guide (Petroleum) 4th Edition 2005 (January) OCIMF/ICS ✓

Single Point Mooring Maintenance and Operations Guide 2nd Edition 1995 (January) OCIMF ✓

SPM Hose Ancillary Equipment Guide 3rd Edition 1987 OCIMF ✓

SPM Hose System Design Commentary 2nd Edition 1993 (November) OCIMF

Survival Craft—A Seafarer's Guide 1st Edition 2008 (December) OCIMF

Tandem Mooring and Offloading Guidelines for Conventional Tankers at F(P)SO Facilities 1st Edition 2009 (December) OCIMF

Tanker Management Self Assessment 2—A Best Practice Guide for Vessel Operation 2nd Edition 2008 (January) OCIMF

The Use of Large Tankers in Seasonal First-Year Ice and Severe Sub-Zero Conditions 1st Edition 2010 (December) OCIMF

New publications in progress

BMP3 (Chinese Edition) 3rd Edition 2011 OCIMF and otherindustry associations

Effective Mooring (Chinese Edition) 3rd Edition 2011 OCIMF

Marine Terminal Management and Self Assessment (MTMSA) 1st Edition 2012 OCIMF

Offshore Vessel Management Self Assessment (OVMSA) 1st Edition 2011 OCIMF

Ship to Ship Service Provider Management 1st Edition 2011 OCIMF

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OCIMF Publications

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A Guide to the International Oil Pollution Compensation Regimes 2000 (May)

An Extended Scope for the Enhanced Survey Pregramme (ESP) 1999 (August)

An Information Paper on Pumproom Safety 1995 (September)

Briefing Paper for OCIMF Member Chartering and Vetting Groups—Shipping Operations in the Arctic Region 2010 (July) ✓

Briefing Paper for OCIMF Member Chartering and Vetting Groups—The use of Large Tankers in Seasonal First-Year Ice or 2009 (October) ✓Severe Sub-Zero Conditions

Briefing Paper for OCIMF Member Companies—Guidelines for Transiting the Turkish Straits 2007 (August) ✓

Cargo Inspector—Safe Working Practices 2009 (October)

Estimating The Environmental Loads on Anchoring Systems 2010 (October)

Factors Influencing Accelerated Corrosion of Cargo Oil Tanks 1997 (September)

Guidance For Oil Terminal Operators On The International Maritime Organization (IMO) International Ship And Port 2003 (December)Facility Security (ISPS) Code

Guidelines for the Control of Drugs and Alcohol Onboard Ship 1995 (June)

Guidelines on Safety Management Systems for Hot Work and Entry into Enclosed Spaces 2008 (October)

Health, Safety and Environment at New-Building and Repair Shipyards and During Factory Acceptance Testing 2003 (July)

Hydrostatically Balanced Loading 1998 (December)

Industry Code of Practice on Ship Recycling 2001 (August)

Inert Gas Systems—Block and Bleed Valve Arrangements for Chemical Tankers Carrying Chemicals and Petroleum 2000 (January)Products—Prevention of Inert Gas/Hydrocarbon Backflow

Inert Gas Systems—Dry Type Deck Water Seals—Prevention of Inert Gas/Hydrocarbon Backflow

Inert Gas Systems—Semi-dry Type Deck Water Seals—Prevention of Inert Gas/Hydrocarbon Backflow

Lifeboat Incident Survey—2000 2000

Lloyd’s Register Risk Assessment of Emergency Tow-off Pennant Systems (ETOPS) Onboard Tank Vessels 2009 (October)

Manning at Conventional Marine Terminals 2008 (June)

Marine Breakaway Couplings 2008 (November)

Marine Injury Reporting Guidelines 1997 (February)

Oily Water Separators 2006 (February)

Port and Terminal Information 1997 (September)

Potential Hazards Associated With Requests For Additional Mooring Lines By Terminal Operators 1997 (September)

Recommendation Briefing Paper for OCIMF Member Companies on Guidelines for Transiting the Straits of Magellan 2010 (November) ✓including Commentary on Passage around Cape Horn

Recommendations for Alternatives to Traditional Emergency Tow-off Pennants 2010 (July)

Recommendations for the Tagging/Labelling, Testing and Maintenance, Documentation/Certification for Ships’ Lifting Equipment 2005 (May)

Results of a Survey into Lifeboat Safety 2004 (July)

Ship Measurement—Deadweight or Displacement?

Ship to Ship Transfer—Appendix 1: Operational/Safety Check Lists ✓

Ship to Ship Transfers—Considerations Applicable to Reverse Lightering Operations 2009 (September) ✓

Specification Guidance for Dock Hoses 2006 (August) ✓

Summary of the Results of the MARIN Study to Validate the Adequacy of SPM Mooring Equipment Recommendations 2007 (May)

Vessel Inspection Questionnaire 5 2011 (January)

Winch Brake Bands Design Considerations Impacting on Reeling Direction in Development or Pending Publication 2006 (November)

In development or pending

Codes of Working Practice

DP FMEA Guidance Paper

Dynamic Loading of Cranes Used in Exposed Waters

Safety and Design Issues of Tankers with Exposed Deck Structures and the Interface with Marine Terminals

Ship/Shore Emergency Shutdown Systems at Terminals (ESD)

Wind and Current Drag Coefficients

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OCIMF Information PapersCopies of the documents listed below can be downloaded from the OCIMF website at www.ocimf.com

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