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General

Claims Information Pack

The Claims Information Pack has been developed to assist claimants in a Member State following an oil spill incident.  The below publications are available to download individually or can be viewed collectively as a PDF flipbook.  Hard copies of the information pack, containing all four documents within a lightweight folder, are available on request. 

  • Claims Manual

    A practical guide to presenting claims against the IOPC Funds. The Manual briefly describes the Funds' history and legal background, what types of claims are considered admissible and how to present a claim.

  • Fisheries Guidelines

    Guidelines for presenting claims in the fisheries, mariculture and fish processing sector. These Guidelines set out what should be done following an oil spill and what sort of information is needed to make a claim for compensation, specifically to assist claimants engaged in catching, farming and processing seafood.

  • Tourism Guidelines

    Guidelines for presenting claims in the tourism sector. These Guidelines set out what should be done following an oil spill and what sort of information is needed to make a claim for compensation, specifically to assist claimants in the tourism sector.

  • Clean up Guidelines

    Guidelines for presenting claims for clean up and preventive measures. These Guidelines have been published specifically to assist claimants who have incurred costs for clean up or preventive measures to better understand if, when, and how they can make claims for compensation.

  • Example Claim Form

    This form is for illustrative purposes only. In the event of a major incident this form will be used as a template to produce an editable incident-specific form which will be made available on the compensation page.

Other guidance documents

  • Guidance for Member States

    This Guidance document contains measures which Member States might wish to consider in preparation for, or in the event that they suffer, pollution damage as a result of an oil spill. Such measures are aimed at facilitating the claims handling process following an incident.

  • Fisheries Guidelines (experts)

    Technical guidelines for assessing fisheries sector claims with special reference to small-scale operations lacking evidence of earnings These guidelines are designed to assist experts in the assessment of claims in the fisheries sector, with special reference to small-scale operations lacking evidence of earnings.

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