In a move to improve overall safety by broadcasting information, the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is to allow non-members access to its Tanker Management and Self-Assessment (TMSA) reports from 14 January 2019.
The access to TMSA reports is restricted to non-members who are qualified recipients of the Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE).
However, SIRE vessel operators retain control over which SIRE recipients can see their TMSA reports.
TMSA is an online tool to help companies assess, measure and improve their management systems with the aim of attaining the highest standards of safety.
Operators can use the online tool to generate reports that can be shared through SIRE.
SIRE is a unique tanker and barge risk assessment tool created by OCIMF and used by charterers, terminal operators and government bodies to assist in the assurance of ship safety standards.
Since its introduction in 1993, more than 180,000 inspection reports have been submitted to SIRE.
According to OCIMF, there are over 22,500 reports on over 8,000 vessels for inspections that have been conducted in the last 12 months.
On average OCIMF members and qualified recipients access the SIRE database at a rate of more than 8,000 reports per month.
Business, operational and technical issues impacting the crude, product and chemical tanker trades will be discussed at the Asian Tanker Conference in Singapore in February.