OVID User Group Registration
The 16th OVID User Group Meeting will be taking place in Aberdeen on 20 February 2018 from 08:30 to 12:30.
Registration now closed - the OVID User Group is now fully booked.
The purpose of the OVID User Group is to enable users of the OVID programme to provide their comments and
feedback on the operation of the programme and where improvements might be considered. It also provides the
OCIMF Secretariat the opportunity to give advanced notification and discuss changes to the OVID Programme.
Issues discussed and raised by the OVID User Group will be reported to the OVID Focus Group for their discussion
and comment and onward transmission to the Offshore Marine Committee.
We look forward to welcoming you to the meeting.
2018 OVID New Inspector Courses
Currently, there are 3 New Inspector Courses scheduled for 2018.
Deadline for Registration
31st July – 2nd August in South America (Venue TBC)
29th June 2018
6th – 8th November in Abu Dhabi (Venue TBC)
8th October 2018
27th – 29th November in West Africa (Venue TBC)
29th October 2018
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
2018 OVID Refresher Courses
Currently, there are 7 Refresher Courses scheduled for 2018.
6th – 7th February in Aberdeen, UK (Rox Hotel) COURSE FULL
1st – 2nd March in Singapore (Hilton Singapore) COURSE FULL
22nd – 23rd May in London (OCIMF offices) COURSE ADDED
14th – 15th June in New Orleans (Venue TBC) COURSE FULL
16th – 17th July in Singapore (Venue TBC)
19th – 20th July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Venue TBC)
30th – 31st October in Norway (Statoil offices, Bergen)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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@example.com.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.