OCIMF’s new vessel inspection programme will build upon its existing programme through an enhanced inspection regime, processes and tools that will provide richer insight into the safety of a vessel on an ongoing basis.
Specifically, OCIMF has been reviewing and improving its Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) tanker risk assessment tool. The new tool SIRE 2.0 is due to be launched in early 2022.
OCIMF comments that
we are entering the most critical year in the development of the refreshed vessel inspection programme, SIRE 2.0, which is scheduled for delivery in early 2022.
SIRE 2.0 will provide greater transparency and actionable insight to ensure vessels are being operated and maintained to the highest standards. Also, the new inspection programme will support a new approach, where openness and learning are a priority, and where inspectors are able to engage in a more meaningful way with vessel operators and crew in order to identify the conditions and systems which are a challenge for crew.
The new programme will provide a substantially more efficient, intuitive and future-proof inspection regime that will further help to reduce harm to people and the environment.
Also, it is stated that the VIP Steering Group and three Working Groups have focused on Governance, Inspection, and Technology and Innovation.
In the following six months, OCIMF will focus on progressing:
- Beta testing of tablet devices.
- Consultations on IT technical specification for integration.
- Trial inspections using the new regime and tablet devices.
- Development and delivery of training and familiarisation programmes.
- Question set library completion.
- Further work on policies and procedures.
- Recruitment of Quality Assessors for the programme.
More detailed information will be provided to relevant stakeholders on each of these aspects in due course.
Given the significance of this project and the considerable amount of work required to develop the enhanced programme, OCIMF has recruited additional expertise and made dedicated appointments to the VIP Project Team, while also committing a significant amount of OCIMF resource to progressing work,
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Concluding, in parallel with the development of the new programme, OCIMF’s existing SIRE programme will continue to be supported and improved, ensuring SIRE incorporates the latest industry standards, best practices and regulations.
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