Since its launch in 1993, OCIMF’s SIRE tanker inspection programme has become central to
supporting safety and best practice in the marine industry. With approximately 165,000 SIRE reports
downloaded since inception, it has provided industry with a reliable tool for assessing vessel safety
and quality. OCIMF has been working with its membership and industry partners to develop the
software, tools, processes and procedures that underpin the new digitalised inspection regime, SIRE
2.0, to ensure the inspection regime keeps up with industry change.
The new programme will be rolled out in four stages to allow for comprehensive testing and
interrogation of the system, with a review of ‘critical success factors’ to be confirmed by the OCIMF
membership before moving to the next stage. The organisation has also assured programme users
that they will be given ample warning before each stage is progressed.
Phase 1: SIRE 2.0 internal testing – a one-month user acceptance testing involving the OCIMF
Secretariat and participants who have previously been involved in SIRE 2.0 trial inspections. The goal
is to rigorously test the full end-to-end reporting process.
Phase 2: Beta test of full end-to-end process – a two-month testing period with optional
participation from invited parties, with a goal to test the end-to-end process without assistance from
Phase 3: Unlimited beta test of full end-to-end process – a four-month transition period allowing
participation for all programme users. The goal is to allow all submitting companies, vessel operators
and programme recipients to use and familiarise themselves with the SIRE 2.0 system before full
Phase 4: SIRE VIQ7 withdrawn – SIRE 2.0 launches and replaces the existing SIRE system as the
commercial tanker inspection programme.