OCIMF announces expansion to Ship Inspection Reporting (SIRE) programme

In a Press Release dated 3 September 2004 OCIMF (Oil Companies International Marine Forum) announced that a two-year project to enhance and expand the OCIMF Ship Inspection Reporting (SIRE) programme has now come to fruition.

The new system, to develop a barge inspection scheme, will be now be available for use throughout the world in ports and inland waterways by barges, tugs, vessels carrying road tankers and packaged cargoes. It will cover all vessels that are used to carry oil, chemical and gas cargoes, including those carrying road tankers and packaged containers.

Contact: Howard Snaith