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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 16th October 2016.

All OCIMF programmes will be unavailable for a short period between the hours of 16:00 and 18:00 BST on the 16th October 2016.

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.

2016 OVID New Inspector Courses

Currently, there is 1 New Inspector Course 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 3 Refresher Courses scheduled for 2016.


2017 OVID New Inspector Courses

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.


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.

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