SIRE VIQ 4th Edition imminently available

We have been advised by the Oil Companies' International Marine Forum

(OCIMF) that the release of the 4th edition of the Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ) is imminent and that it will shortly be posted on the OCIMF web site for free downloading.


It has been confirmed that there are no additional questions, although some have been changed to improve clarity/intent and the guidance notes have also been updated. Significantly, in Chapter 8 (the chemicals chapter) the general guidance notes are now properly referenced to the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT) chapter/section, where applicable.


The OCIMF web site can be found at:


Contact: Howard Snaith