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SIRE FAQs

If you are experiencing problems with any of the SIRE applications, your first step should be to ensure that you are running the latest version of the software. If you have not already done so, please download and apply the latest service pack from the updates page.

How can I join the SIRE Programme?

There are restrictions as to who can qualify to receive SIRE reports. The SIRE Programme is required to operate under the programme guidelines which have been filed with the European Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.

The guidelines stipulate the following non-OCIMF Members who can qualify for programme output:

Bulk Oil/Gas terminal operators, Oil, power, industrial or oil trader companies which in-charter ships/barges as a normal part of their business, Governmental bodies which supervise safety and/or pollution prevention in respect of ships/barges(e.g., port, canal and State Authorities), Inspection reports, Vessel/Barge Particular Questionnaires and vessel Index listings can be electronically downloaded to the users computer using the internet.

Differential Pricing of SIRE reports

  • Full OCIMF Members (£40 per report)
  • Recipient (Non-Members) (£50 per report)
  • If the report is to be forwarded to a 3rd Party Vetting Agent, a supplement will be payable of £10 per report
  • Recipients downloading more than 10,000 Tanker reports receive 20% discount on total cost
  • Barge reports, members & non-members £20 per report  

VPQs, BPQs and index downloads are free of charge. We ask for an initial payment of UKP 4000 - UKP5000 which can be offset against the purchase of the first 100 tanker reports.

All services are free of charge to Government organisations.

If you have any further questions, and you feel that your company qualifies the above criteria, please feel free to contact Geoff Snow, SIRE Programme Manager at sire@ocimf.com.