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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.


2014 OVID New Inspector Courses

Currently, there are NO PLANS to hold any New Inspector Courses during 2014. If a course is arranged at a later date, details will be published here and also included in our monthly newsletter.

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

2014 OVID Refresher Courses

OVID accreditation is valid for three years – in order to ensure that you remain an active accredited inspector, there is now a requirement to attend a Refresher course before your expiry date.

To apply for any of the above courses, you must send an email to ovidaccredit@ocimf.com on the date that registration opens. Any applications received before registration has opened will NOT be processed.

When you apply, please include your account number, expiry date, and number of inspections performed within the last 12 months, as this will allow us to process your application faster. Seats are allocated on a first come first served basis, from the date that registration opens.

Please note that in the event of a course being fully booked, priority will also be given to those who are nearer their expiry date. OCIMF reserves all rights regarding seat allocation, and you may be asked to attend a later refresher course if you still have almost 12 months before your accreditation expires.

Mandatory Requirements – to qualify to attend one of these courses, BOTH of the following statements must be true:

1. You must attend the refresher course in the 12 months prior to the expiration date on your OVID card
2. You must have completed at least 1 OVID inspection prior to taking the refresher

If you do not meet BOTH requirements, you will not be allowed to attend a refresher course. If you do not complete 1 inspection prior to your accreditation expiring (and so are not able to attend a refresher course), you will lose your accredited inspector status, and will then need to apply to attend a full New Inspectors course, for which you will be charged.

The refresher courses are free of charge to attend, will include lunch and the final exam at the end of the course. If you meet the requirements and would like to put your name forward for these courses, please contact ovidaccredit@ocimf.com.

Please be aware that if you do not pass the exam, your accreditation will be suspended until such time as you either successfully pass the resit papers, or complete a full New Inspectors course to regain your accreditation. This will mean that you are not able to carry out any OVID inspections.

As of January 1st, all OVID inspectors will be required to complete a minimum of 2 OVID inspection per year in order to retain their accreditation – this requirement will increase in future years.

If you have any questions regarding these courses please feel free to contact me at sean.nicholson@ocimf.com or email ovidaccredit@ocimf.com.

If your card has already expired, but you are an active inspector, please see the FAQ page for more information. Please do note that you only have until 30th June to attend a refresher course. At this point, we will suspend all inspectors whose accreditation has expired.

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 ovidaccredit@ocimf.com to request a new one.

Please be aware that we currently have a backlog of ID cards to send out, so there may be a slight delay in you receiving a replacement.

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