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Vessel Inspection Questionnaires for Oil Tankers, Combination Carriers, Shuttle Tankers, Chemical Tankers and Gas Tankers (VIQ 6) 2014 Edition

Vessel Inspection Questionnaires for the inspection of Oil Tankers, Combination Carriers, Shuttle Tankers, Chemical Tankers and Gas Tankers are utilised by Inspectors to compile and submit SIRE inspection information. The VIQ addresses questions of certification, crew management, navigation, cargo handling, mooring, engine room and steering gear and other aspects associated with safety and pollution.

The VIQ is designed to be completed in electronic form by an attending inspector using a computer and specially developed OCIMF software and then submitted electronically either to the OCIMF Member comissioning the inspection or directly to SIRE for processing by the same Member. Users of the document should note that this document does not contain the questionnaires used for the inspection of barges, towing vessels or vessels carrying packaged cargoes.

A copy of the document is available for downloading - VIQ 6 (2014 Edition)

Sire Enhanced Report Manager (WebSERM)

SIRE Tanker and Barge Reports and VPQs/BPQs are available electronically 24 hours a day, 365 days per year via the internet to qualified Recipients. SIRE recipients are kept abreast of details of reports held in the database by means of a computerised index.

Vessel Particulars Questionnaire for Bulk Oil/Chemical Carriers and Gas Carriers(VPQ) plus Barge Particulars Questionnaire (BPQ)

The Vessel Particulars Questionnaire for Bulk Oil/Chemical Carriers and Gas Carriers (VPQ) and Barge Particulars Questionnaire (BPQ) provide the means whereby ship/barge operators compile ship/barge particulars data using OCIMF software for electronic submission to SIRE. Although the submission of VPQ/BPQ data is not obligatory, it is highly recommended. The VPQ/BPQ contain many questions that deal with customary on-board documents and ships' particulars of permanent or semi-permanent nature that will reduce the inspectors' time on board. This information will also assist a vetting department during vessel assessment and should reduce the need to complete separate technical questionnaires for individual charterers.

Sire Inspector Training and Accreditation Procedures

A copy of the document is available for downloading -  Ship Inspector Training and Accreditation Procedures
Electronic documents are available from OCIMF, contact sire@ocimf.com for details.

VPQ/BPQ software is available from OCIMF. This is provided free of charge to participating ship operators who have submitted a formal application. To obtain a VPQ/BPQ application booklet, contact the SIRE manager on sire@ocimf.com