National workshop on liability and compensation
As part of its cooperation with the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF Project), the IOPC Funds have been invited to deliver a national workshop on the international liability and compensation regime for oil spills. The workshop will take place in Lagos, Nigeria, during the week of 9 September 2019.
The objective of this three-day workshop is to provide training on preparedness and response challenges and issues related to the implementation of the regime. The IOPC Funds will cover all aspects, including the legal framework and claims assessment process. GI WACAF is a joint project between IMO and the oil industry, through IPIECA, aimed at improving the level of preparedness and response to oil spills in the Western and Central Africa region (www.giwacaf.net).
World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2019
The IOPC Funds have been invited to attend the 2019 World Maritime Day Parallel Event, hosted by Colombia from 15-17 September 2019. The Director, Jose Maura, and the Head of Claims, Liliana Monsalve, will attend the event which aims to provide a platform that brings together important stakeholders in the maritime world to discuss matters of mutual interest in relation to this year's theme, “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”. As such, it will raise a particular spotlight on issues affecting women in shipping that are relevant to the wider maritime community.
The Director and the Head of Claims have been invited to participate in a two-day colloquium organised jointly by the CMI (Comité Maritime International) and the Mexican Maritime Law Association on the 30 September and 1 October 2019. The event is followed by the CMI Assembly on 2 October.
Marine Environment Seminar
The IOPC Funds have been invited to participate and deliver presentations relating to the work of the organisation and the importance of the 2010 HNS Convention at a Marine Environment Seminar organised by P&I Services Mexico on 3 and 4 October 2019. The event, which is supported by the International Group of P&I Associations, will bring together the local maritime market, P&I Clubs, and Government Authorities as well as international and intergovernmental organisations. It is organised back to back with the CMI Colloquium on 30 September and 1 October.
Meetings of the IOPC Funds' governing bodies
Regular sessions of the IOPC Funds will take place during the week of 28 October 2019. Circulars containing the invitation and provisional agenda will be issued nearer the time. Further information can be found here.