Publications

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013

Includes: an overview of the Funds, recent developments in oil spill incidents, financial statements, membership details, and the decisions of the governing bodies.

Annual Report 2012

Includes: an overview of the Funds, recent developments in oil spill incidents, financial statements, membership details, and the decisions of the governing bodies.

Incidents involving the IOPC Funds - 2012

Detailed reports on incidents involving the IOPC Funds that were formerly included in the Annual Report.

General

Brochure

A brochure describing the international compensation regime in a reader-friendly format.

Texts of Conventions - 2011 Edition

This booklet contains the texts of the 1992 Civil Liability Convention and the 1992 Fund Convention, ie the consolidated texts of the 1969 Civil Liability Convention and the 1971 Fund Convention as amended by the 1992 Protocols, together with the texts of the two Resolutions on the increase of the limits, and the text of the Supplementary Fund Protocol.

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.

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 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.

The HNS Convention

A brochure containing information on the HNS Convention. Further information on the HNS Convention and the 2010 HNS Protocol can be found at www.hnsconvention.org.