Qatar Petroleum’s Ras Laffan Port announced on the 21 November 2013, that as part of their continual improvement to operational safety in Qatar Industrial Ports, all vessels engaged in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry in Qatar will be required to have a valid Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) inspection.
This new decree makes Ras Laffan Port the first in the world to use OVID as a basis for entering their facilities.
OCIMF welcomes this move by the Ras Laffan Port Authorities, and we look forward to working with them on the smooth implementation of this new requirement.
The new rule will affect all offshore vessels from 1 January 2014 and will be in full compliance by 1 July 2014.
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