New VIQ and MEG4 Requirements  for Mooring System Management Plans (MSMP)

On 20 June 2018 OCIMF issued the seventh edition of the SIRE Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ7), which introduced the requirement for a Mooring System Management Pian (MSMP) to be provided onboard all tankers (VIQ7 Chapter 9); the new VIQ becomes effective on 17 September 2018. Detailed requirements/guidelines for the MSMP were issued on 26 June 2018 as part of OCIMF's Mooring Equipment Guidelines (MEG4), fourth edition. Marine Surveyor Consultant over the past decades has been deeply involved with SMS preparation far Tanker Companies and has also accumulated vast experience with mooring modifications and associated engineering analysis. Combining these two areas of expertise has allowed M.S.C to prepare a complete, concise and flexible MSMP, customized to each Tanker Operator's needs, and considering also relevant TMSA requirements.