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Offshore Industry bodies join forces to boost safety and sustainability

Published on 31 January 2024

On 22 January 2024, IMCA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF).

The agreement commits the two organisations to closer collaboration to address critical and common safety challenges.

Some of the areas and topics covered include:
• Dynamic Positioning (DP).
• Competence and Training.
• Maritime Security.
• Offshore Marine Operations.
• Maritime Autonomous Ship Systems (MASS).
• Environmental Sustainability.

IMCA Contact

Iain Grainger

OCIMF, is a leading authority on safety and focuses on promoting best practice in the design, construction and operation of tankers, barges and offshore vessels, as well as their interfaces with inshore terminals. Find out more at their website.

The MoU signed by IMCA and OCIMF, demonstrates a joint commitment to safety and operational excellence through continuous improvement and setting benchmarks for best practice in global offshore safety. Thanks to the MoU, both organisations will be able to draw on each other’s respective areas of expertise, for the benefit of both Membership bases and the offshore industry more broadly.

Iain Grainger, IMCA CEO, said: “Our partnership with OCIMF  promotes the highest safety standards for offshore operations and the personnel behind them. It will enable us to leverage our combined expertise and resources to develop impactful and effective solutions and best practice that will benefit the entire industry. We look forward to working together to improve offshore performance and safety.”