National Workshop on the International Liability and Compensation Regime
The IOPC Funds have been invited by the Jamaican Maritime Authority to run a three-day workshop in collaboration with ITOPF. The workshop, which will take place in Kingston, will provide a general overview of the international liability and compensation regime before focussing on the different types of claim and the IOPC Funds' admissibility criteria. Practical exercises and case studies will be included in the training course. An additional separate session will be organised with the authorities to discuss issues related to implementation of the relevant Conventions into national law.
Joint Sub-regional Seminar on Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage
The IOPC Funds have been invited to participate in a joint sub-regional seminar on compensation for oil pollution damage. Organised by the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) with the assistance of the Cyprus Maritime Authority, the seminar will focus on the gathering of evidence and compilation of claims for compensation.
Training course on liability and compensation
The IOPC Funds have been invited to participate in delivering a training course on liability and compensation at the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon from 12–13 December 2018. The course is aimed at representatives from non-Member States of the European Union, specifically from the Southern Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia) to which EMSA provide technical assistance via the SAFEMED IV Project. Organised by EMSA, presenters will include representatives from the IOPC Funds, the International Group of P&I Associations and EMSA itself.
Meetings of the IOPC Funds' governing bodies
The next meetings of the IOPC Funds will take place during the week of 1 April 2019. Circulars containing the invitation and provisional agenda will be issued nearer the time. Further information can be found here.