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Welcome to OVID

The Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) in response to a request from its members to provide a database of offshore inspections broadly following the format of SIRE; OCIMF’s inspection protocol for oil, chemical and gas tankers that has been successfully operating since 1998.

Recognition that the offshore industry has different processes and procedures than the tanker world for assurance and chartering has been taken into account.


Important Notice

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.

IMPORTANT: OVIQ1 Decommissioning

From the 10th August 2015 it will no longer be possible to commission an OVIQ1 (7100) inspection upon a vessel. All OVIQ inspections from the 10th August onwards should be commissioned using the OVIQ2 (7105) template.

IMPORTANT: OVIQ v2 and Modu Templates Released

The OVIQ2 (7105), MO(D)U Jackup (7106) and MO(D)U Drillship/Semi-Submersible (7107) templates were released on July 1st 2015. PDF versions of these templates are available for download from the OVID Resources page.

2016 OVID New Inspector Courses

Currently, there are 4 New Inspector Courses scheduled for 2016.


For further information about the New Inspector courses (requirements, costs etc) please see our FAQ page

2016 OVID Refresher Courses

Currently, there are 9 Refresher Courses scheduled for 2016.


For further information about the Refresher courses (requirements, costs etc) please see our FAQ page

If you have any questions regarding these courses please feel free to email [email protected]

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.

ID Cards

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.

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