SIRE 2.0 Phased Transition Plan

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has announced that its upcoming regime SIRE 2.0 (Ship Inspection Report Programme) will be launched in the maritime industry in a phased approach.

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has announced that its upcoming regime SIRE 2.0 (Ship Inspection Report Programme) will be launched in the maritime industry in a phased approach.

The roll-out of SIRE 2.0 will happen over 4 stages to give enough time for comprehensive testing and implementation of the system. OCIMF will evaluate 'critical success factors' and will update on each phase of testing and implementation to ensure that every future user will be well-prepared for the transition. See the graph below for a phase overview. 

SIRE 2.0 Phased Transition Plan

Phase 1: SIRE 2.0 internal testing - started on November 15, 2022

One-month user acceptance testing involving the OCIMF Secretariat and other vessel operators who have previously been involved in SIRE 2.0 trial inspections. The goal is to test the full end-to-end reporting process.

- OCIMF internal user acceptance testing

- Full end-to-end testing of the SIRE 2.0 programme

- 'Showstopper' identification

- 'Critical success factors' to be developed 

- Duration: 1 month

Phase 2: Limited beta testing period - starting on December 15, 2022

Two-month limited beta testing of the full end-to-end process with optional participation from invited parties and with a goal to test the end-to-end process without assistance from OCIMF.

- Limited beta testing period

- Only selected participants and operators

- 'Live' environment full end-to-end testing of the SIRE 2.0 programme 

- SIRE 2.0 reports are anonymous and available for integration, testing and training

- 'Critical success factors' to be developed 

- VIQ7 (SIRE 1.0) remains the default SIRE inspection programme for commercial purposes

- Duration: 2 months 

Phase 3: Unlimited beta testing period - starting on February 15, 2023

Four-month unlimited beta testing of the full end-to-end process is a transition period that encourages participation for all programme users. The goal is to allow all shipping companies, vessel operators and programme participants to use and familiarize with the SIRE 2.0 system prior to a full launch.

- Unlimited beta testing period

- Open to all programme users that wish to partake

- Full end-to-end testing of the programme

- SIRE 2.0 reports are anonymous and available for integration, testing and training

- VIQ7 (SIRE 1.0) remains the default SIRE inspection programme for commercial purposes

- Duration: 4 months

Phase 4: SIRE 2.0 live - starting on June 15, 2023

SIRE VIQ7 is withdrawn (SIRE 1.0). The new regime SIRE 2.0 is officially live and replaces the previous programme as the commercial tanker inspection programme.  

- SIRE 2.0 is live

- All existing SIRE 2.0 test inspections have to be canceled

- VIQ7 inspections cannot be commissioned anymore

- VIQ7 inspections commissioned prior to June 15, 2023 have to be completed by July 14, 2023

- VIQ7 reports remain available for download for 1 year (until June 15, 2024)

SIRE inspectors have been already receiving comprehensive and ongoing training about the upcoming SIRE 2.0 regime. Over the past 15 months, they were in the preparation for their transition to SIRE 2.0. In the meanwhile, with SIRE going mobile, it also indicates that inspections are entering a mobile-based era. It is therefore recommended that tanker operators start to evaluate mobile-based inspection solutions that are flexible, accurate, and able to increase efficiency. In the case of Kaiko Systems, the mobile app guides crews to conduct inspections and also allows them to plan, report, and upload inspections on one platform. With the SIRE 2.0 module, crews are able to prepare themselves for the transition with self-assessment questionnaires and guidelines, and also are able to use SIRE 2.0 specific checklists that are customized for their specific vessel type. This ensures a smooth transition period, preparedness for going live and compliance with the new standards of SIRE 2.0. 

Learn more about SIRE 2.0 changes in the blog SIRE 2.0: Overview and Implications or start exploring now how Kaiko Systems platform can help to prepare for SIRE 2.0 transition.

SIRE 2.0 Phased Transition Plan

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has announced that its upcoming regime SIRE 2.0 (Ship Inspection Report Programme) will be launched in the maritime industry in a phased approach.

The roll-out of SIRE 2.0 will happen over 4 stages to give enough time for comprehensive testing and implementation of the system. OCIMF will evaluate 'critical success factors' and will update on each phase of testing and implementation to ensure that every future user will be well-prepared for the transition. See the graph below for a phase overview. 

SIRE 2.0 Phased Transition Plan

Phase 1: SIRE 2.0 internal testing - started on November 15, 2022

One-month user acceptance testing involving the OCIMF Secretariat and other vessel operators who have previously been involved in SIRE 2.0 trial inspections. The goal is to test the full end-to-end reporting process.

- OCIMF internal user acceptance testing

- Full end-to-end testing of the SIRE 2.0 programme

- 'Showstopper' identification

- 'Critical success factors' to be developed 

- Duration: 1 month

Phase 2: Limited beta testing period - starting on December 15, 2022

Two-month limited beta testing of the full end-to-end process with optional participation from invited parties and with a goal to test the end-to-end process without assistance from OCIMF.

- Limited beta testing period

- Only selected participants and operators

- 'Live' environment full end-to-end testing of the SIRE 2.0 programme 

- SIRE 2.0 reports are anonymous and available for integration, testing and training

- 'Critical success factors' to be developed 

- VIQ7 (SIRE 1.0) remains the default SIRE inspection programme for commercial purposes

- Duration: 2 months 

Phase 3: Unlimited beta testing period - starting on February 15, 2023

Four-month unlimited beta testing of the full end-to-end process is a transition period that encourages participation for all programme users. The goal is to allow all shipping companies, vessel operators and programme participants to use and familiarize with the SIRE 2.0 system prior to a full launch.

- Unlimited beta testing period

- Open to all programme users that wish to partake

- Full end-to-end testing of the programme

- SIRE 2.0 reports are anonymous and available for integration, testing and training

- VIQ7 (SIRE 1.0) remains the default SIRE inspection programme for commercial purposes

- Duration: 4 months

Phase 4: SIRE 2.0 live - starting on June 15, 2023

SIRE VIQ7 is withdrawn (SIRE 1.0). The new regime SIRE 2.0 is officially live and replaces the previous programme as the commercial tanker inspection programme.  

- SIRE 2.0 is live

- All existing SIRE 2.0 test inspections have to be canceled

- VIQ7 inspections cannot be commissioned anymore

- VIQ7 inspections commissioned prior to June 15, 2023 have to be completed by July 14, 2023

- VIQ7 reports remain available for download for 1 year (until June 15, 2024)

SIRE inspectors have been already receiving comprehensive and ongoing training about the upcoming SIRE 2.0 regime. Over the past 15 months, they were in the preparation for their transition to SIRE 2.0. In the meanwhile, with SIRE going mobile, it also indicates that inspections are entering a mobile-based era. It is therefore recommended that tanker operators start to evaluate mobile-based inspection solutions that are flexible, accurate, and able to increase efficiency. In the case of Kaiko Systems, the mobile app guides crews to conduct inspections and also allows them to plan, report, and upload inspections on one platform. With the SIRE 2.0 module, crews are able to prepare themselves for the transition with self-assessment questionnaires and guidelines, and also are able to use SIRE 2.0 specific checklists that are customized for their specific vessel type. This ensures a smooth transition period, preparedness for going live and compliance with the new standards of SIRE 2.0. 

Learn more about SIRE 2.0 changes in the blog SIRE 2.0: Overview and Implications or start exploring now how Kaiko Systems platform can help to prepare for SIRE 2.0 transition.

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