OVID Programme Recipients and OVID Vessel Inspection Request platform
OCIMF is making two big changes to the Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) in January 2017: we are opening up access to non-member companies
and we are launching a platform to facilitate new inspection requests.
Currently only OCIMF member companies are able to view Offshore Vessel Inspection Questionnaires (OVIQs), but from next year non-member offshore
companies will also be able to apply to register to use the system, as OVID Programme Recipients. Members of the OCIMF Secretariat will begin reviewing
new applications from 16 January 2017.
At the same time, OVID will launch a new platform: the Offshore Vessel Inspection Request platform (OVIR). OVIR will allow users to submit new vessel
inspection requests when an OVIQ is unavailable. OVID Programme Recipients and Technical Vessel Operators can both submit requests and the platform will
send notifications to OVID Submitting Members, who can decide whether to commission an inspection.
Full details on who will be eligible for OVID Programme Recipient status, how to register and how the platform will work, please visit the Resources area.
Questions can be sent to [email protected].
2017 OVID New Inspector Courses
Currently, there are 3 New Inspector Courses scheduled for 2017.
Deadline for Registration
13th – 15th March in Houston (Venue TBC)
20th Feburary 2017
20th – 22nd September in Far East (exact location TBC)
31st August 2017
9th – 11th October in UK (exact location TBC)
18th September 2017
Please note that New Inspector courses will be subject to demand and OCIMF will reserve the right to either change the date or cancel the course if there is insufficient interest.
Please register for New Inspector courses by the deadline shown.
For further information about the New Inspector courses (requirements, costs etc) please see our FAQ page
2017 OVID Refresher Courses
Currently, there are 6 Refresher Courses scheduled for 2017.
11th – 12th January in Aberdeen (Rox Hotel)
23rd– 24th February in Singapore (Venue TBC)
16th – 17th March in Houston (Venue TBC)
18th – 19th May in London (Venue TBC)
12th – 13th October in UK (exact location TBC)
6th – 7th November in Singapore (Venue TBC)
If you would like to enrol on either a New Inspector or Refresher course, or have any queries relating to our courses, then please email [email protected]
From Monday 4th of April 2016, OCIMF will officially end support for the SSLv3 protocol upon all the OCIMF programme websites.
From that date, in order to access the SIRE, OVID, TMSA and MTIS websites, users should be using a modern internet browser such as Internet Explorer 8 or above, or a modern commercial alternative.
Number of Inspections
As of January 1st 2015, all OVID inspectors will be required to complete a minimum of 4 OVID inspections per year in order to retain
their accreditation – this requirement will increase in future years.
All OVID inspectors should present their ID card at the time of boarding a vessel for an inspection. If you lose or break your ID card, please contact
[email protected] to request a new one. Alternatively, you can login to the OVID website with your inspector account,
and request a replacement card from the Profile section.