Are you prepared for MEG4?

The fourth edition of OCIMF's mooring equipment guidelines (MEG) has now been updated, providing extensive guidance for safe mooring for ships and terminals. 


The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is a voluntary association of oil companies with an interest in the shipment and terminalling of crude oil, oil products, petrochemicals and gas. With a widely recognised voice, OCIMF play a key role in improving and maintaining the safe operations within busy ports and terminals around the world.

In a bid to continue to reduce the number of quayside mooring incidents and risk that may cause harm to ship personnel and vessels, MEG4, a global industry guidance publication, is available for the safe mooring of tankers and gas carriers at busy terminals.

MEG4 provides clear and concise guidance for ship and terminal designers, ship operators and mooring line manufacturers on safe mooring system design, with an emphasis on the safety of ship and terminal personnel - helping to reduce risk and maximise operational efficiency.

For more information about OCIMF and its work globally, visit here.

According to OCIMF, the fourth edition of MEG has been extensively reviewed and updated to address questions raised since the third edition (last published in 2008).

MEG4 includes the following new chapters and amendments:

  • Enhanced guidance for the purchasing, condition monitoring, and retirement of mooring lines and tails
  • Enhanced guidance on documentation of mooring equipment
  • A new chapter on the human factors in mooring design
  • A new chapter on jetty design and fittings
  • A new chapter on ship shore interface
  • A new chapter on alternative technologies

How can Fendercare Marine help?

Fendercare Marine has overseen the full range of testing of our mixed fibre Oceanmoorflex rope to transition to full MEG4 compliance.

Oceanmoorflex rope remains the trusted brand used by global operators and with the MEG4 accredited certification, will form the basis of effective line management plans.

Since the introduction of the MEG4 guidelines, Fendercare Marine has been providing guidance and support throughout the transition process to fleet managers and technical superintendents globally.

 If you would like to find out more about MEG4 and what it means for you, contact us today.