Publications

All current IOPC Funds' publications are available to download  below and many are available in hard copy upon request. An archive of Annual Reports dating back to 1978 can be browsed below.

Annual Reports

No publications available.

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 and hard copies of the information pack, containing the Claims Manual, all four sets of Guidelines and an example claim form within a lightweight folder, are available on request. 

  • 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. 

    The latest 2016 edition is currently only available in electronic format, however, a small leaflet setting out the key amendments since the 2013 edition can be downloaded here. Hard copies of the leaflet are available on request.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Guidelines for presenting claims for environmental damage.

    These Guidelines set out what should be done following an oil spill to present claims for environmental damage covered by the international liability and compensation regime, that is, the reimbursement of costs for post-spill studies and for reinstatement of environments damaged by oil.

  • This is an example claim form for reference and training purposes only.  It has been designed to give an indication of the type of information which would be required to substantiate a claim and includes specific sections for different types of claims. In the event of an incident, the process for claim submission will be explained and specific customised claim forms and facilities will normally be made available by the 1992 Fund via this website.

Other guidance documents

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