International Maritime Forum
The Director of the IOPC Funds will participate in the 2018 Georgia International Maritime Forum in Batumi on 12-14 September 2018. This forum is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of shipping in the region as well as the need to ensure environmental protection. In addition to the participation in the Forum, the IOPC Funds will also deliver a training session on liability and compensation for incidents involving tankers.
The IOPC Funds have been invited to participate in the 2018 RAMOGEPOL exercise from 12 to 13 September in Sardinia, Italy. RAMOGEPOL is an emergency response plan set up by France, Italy and Monaco in 1993 to combat incidences of accidental marine pollution in the Mediterranean. The annual event will include an exercise at sea and onshore involving maritime response agencies from Italy (the organiser this year), France and Monaco, national and local authorities, as well as non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders. The Funds have been invited to give a presentation on claims handling and participate in the exercise.
The IOPC Funds will participate in an interactive workshop on the international liability and compensation regime for the benefit of Indonesia. Organised by the International Maritime Organization and hosted by Indonesia's Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs, the workshop will take place in Bali.
Meetings of the IOPC Funds' governing bodies
Regular sessions of the IOPC Funds will take place during the week of 29 October 2018. Circulars containing the invitation and provisional agenda will be issued nearer the time. Further information can be found here.
The IOPC Funds have been invited to deliver a two-day regional workshop on the international liability and compensation regime for pollution damage in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. The workshop, organised by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, will take place from 13 to 14 November 2018 and will focus on the legal frameworks for ship-source pollution and the claims-handling process.