Joint exhibition to mark 50 years working together
The IOPC Funds has collaborated with IMO, ITOPF and other industry organisations to produce an exhibition to mark the achievements of the international community over the past 50 years to achieve a dramatic and sustained reduction in major oil spills from ships; to establish effective systems for preparedness and response if there is an incident; and to create a comprehensive mechanism for providing compensation. This exhibition was launched at the meeting of the IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response at the IMO building in London on 16 January 2017 and is expected to remain on display at IMO until July 2017. An online version of the exhibition is available here.
National workshop on the international liability and compensation regime
The IOPC Funds has been invited to participate in a national workshop on the international liability and compensation regime. Organised by the Directorate General of Shipping, India, the two-day workshop will take place from 8-9 June, in Goa, India. The aim of the workshop, which will be attended by relevant Government authorities and stakeholders, is to raise the awareness of the regime.
IOPC Funds' Short Course
The next IOPC Funds' Short Course will take place from Monday 26 June to Friday 30 June 2017. The Course has a maximum of ten places for self-funded participants. Nominations for participation should come directly from governments of 1992 Fund Member States. The deadline for the receipt of nominations is 14 April 2017. See circular IOPC/2017/Circ.2 for more information.
Series of one-day workshops in Costa Rica, Honduras, and El Salvador
The IOPC Funds has been invited to participate in a series of one-day workshops in Costa Rica, Honduras and El Salvador, respectively, between 26-30 June. By request of the Central American Commission for Maritime Transport (COCATRAM), the aim of the workshops is to provide an overview of the international liability and compensation regime with the view to promote accession to the 1992 Civil Liability and Fund Conventions in those countries.
Meetings of the IOPC Funds' governing bodies
The next regular sessions of the IOPC Funds' governing bodies will take place during the week of 23 October 2017. Circulars containing the invitation and provisional agenda will be issued nearer the time. Further information can be found here.
Interspill 2018, the European oil spill conference and exhibition, will take place at Excel, in London over 13-15 March 2018. Being a member of the organising committee, the IOPC Funds' Secretariat will be involved in the organisation of the event and will also have a stand providing information on the work of the organisation as well as guidance on the claims process and admissibility criteria. Interspill 2018 will be preceded by a small number of training course. Further information can be found here.