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24 November 2020

Successful Singapore OVMSA2 audit

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We are proud to share the news that our VOS Singapore team has achieved Shell OVMSA2 compliance, ahead of the official mandatory requirement that comes into force in January 2021.


This quality and safety milestone was successfully reached after an intensive four-day audit by stringent Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) auditors. The audit was conducted semi-remotely by one Singapore Shell auditor in the office and two BSP auditors joining the procedures via Skype. The OVMSA2 compliance will keep us approved in the Shell system for the next two to three years.


While we had already achieved OVMSA1 level-2 compliance with three oil majors (Chevron, Shell and BSP), OVMSA2 requirements are even tougher and also cover our VOS Shipboard Management (SBM). As we expected, setting our newly introduced standardised VOS SBM against the strict OVMSA2 requirements, gave us the opportunity to identify some minor discrepancies that are being addressed.


The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) Offshore Vessel Management and Self-Assessment (OVMSA) programme was developed as a tool to help operators of offshore-support vessels assess, measure and improve their management systems. These systems encompass all activities undertaken by a company, including technical, operational, personnel and HSE, both on board and ashore


OVMSA1 was launched in 2012 and OVMSA2 followed in December 2019. OVMSA2 includes approximately 30% new requirements in its Element 6 (Operations) and Element 10 (Environmental and Energy Management). Element 11 (Security) is a totally new topic. 27 Key Performance Indicators (KPI) have been moved from a higher to a lower level (4 to 3, 3 to 2 etc.) and another 17 new KPIs have been introduced. The resulting package makes it more demanding to achieve higher than level 2, but this is where we intend to prove ourselves!


We view this first OVMSA2 compliance as another step towards increased efficiency and an improved offering, utilising the best practices of the industry. OVMSA accreditation has played a major part in the award of third-party ship-management contracts for ENA Shogun, Nautical Aisya and Falgout.


Congratulations to the VOS Singapore team for their hard work and success in achieving this compliance!



VOS Singapore fleet





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