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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:

OCIMF production servers will be undergoing essential maintenance on Sunday 02 July 2017.

All OCIMF programmes will be unavailable for a short period between the hours of 17:00 and 18:00 BST on the 02 July 2017.

This down time will disrupt access to both the application websites and WebServices. Submission of Inspection Reports will not be possible during this maintenance period.

OVID Programme Recipients registration is now Live

Please click the OVID Programme Recipient registration to the right.

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 (RAC Conference Center Inc) Course full
    20th Feburary 2017
  • 19th – 21st September in Singapore (venue TBC) COURSE CANCELLED
    31st August 2017
  • 9th – 11th October in London (OCIMF offices)
    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.


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]

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.

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.

You can login to OVID by clicking the link below

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